Friday, August 26, 2016

Pressure Cooker Hatch Green Chile Sauce

It's Chile Season y'all! The girls and I went and picked up our annual stash of Hatch Green Chile this year. We have been so blessed to have a couple of local grocery stores that stock them.Two of which will roast them in big roasters like they do back in the 505. That's New Mexico. This year my oldest chose "hot", we ended up with 40 pounds. The girls helped me peel and de seed them all. 
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Monday, August 22, 2016

2016 Lunches 177-194

YIKES!! Some lunches from LAST school year. Oops. Better late than never, AND it is still 2016. I better get these posted before the school year starts. Although to be honest, I have folders of unblogged lunches and food for every year. I really do try. I'll just have to keep posting back logged when I can. Just keep swimming right? 

Marinated Mozzarella balls
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pressure Cooker Black Beans

Hello everyone! School is starting soon around here, that means a few things:
Lunch packing (Speaking of which, check out my very first lunch post from 2007 HERE.)
More blog posts because the kids are gone. :)
Less blog posts because of the school rush. ;)
We will wait and see how it goes huh? In the meantime I've been playing with my new toy quite a bit, my Instant Pot. I have mostly been using it with recipes on this blog, cooking simple things, just adapting what I cook. Not sure how much I'll be blogging about it, but I'll try to put up some recipes. So far I've done carnitas, "boiled" eggs, steel cut oats, rice, beans, Shepard's Pie, quinoa, spaghetti (no good), lots of soups- Pho, chicken noodle, sausage and kale. Stuff like that. Do you have an Instant Pot? OR use a pressure cooker? What are your favorite recipes?
Decked out my Instant Pot with Doctor Who goodies. 
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Coddled Eggs (Oven or Instant Pot)

Perfect Coddled Egg breakfast, but this was our dinner..

I don't think I've ever blogged Coddled Eggs, which is surprising because they are one of my favorite ways to have eggs. I used to bake them in a oven in a water bath and I'm just not a fan of messing with water baths. These can still be made in the oven or simmered/steamed on the stove, but my Instant Pot makes them in about 1 minute cooking time. Which means we have them more often! That's what we'll do today. 

This is a method so I kept the recipe very simple. You can put whatever you want in with your eggs, butter and cream are standard to me. You can add grated cheese, chopped ham, cooked chorizo, sauteed mushrooms, fresh spinach, asparagus, use bacon grease to grease the Coddlers. Don't like cream? Umm.. leave it out, but try it with too! Spice up your Coddled Eggs with different herbs and spices.
For something completely different, use a tablespoon of  Dashi stock and a little soy sauce with a sliver of ginger.
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Free Friday Week In Review 6/19- 25

Hello Friday! This means that summer is already going by too fast and a week of it is gone. What are you all up to this summer? We're hanging out and having an old school summer and I love it. I hope my plans don't change.
Our bucket list so far:
Water gun fights
There are some places I'd like to take them as a treat also like Duck Donuts, Nicecream place (I think that's what it's called)
But other than that, we're just hanging out. 

I have a really cute photo of the kids I took on Father's Day but I tend to not post pictures of them too much. SO, just pretend there's cute kids in this picture.
I did a little baking...
It's summer so that means more time for fun reading. For all of us.

My oldest started youth group bible study, so I sat outside and had my study. It was gorgeous. The cake was way too sweet and so was the almond milk, I'll stick to homemade. You can find a recipe here on my blog for awesome almond milk.
We're also cleaning!! The girls cleaned their rooms while I washed windows. 
Yay for summer!! What have you all been up to?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 Lunches 171-176

Roasted chicken legs
Torta roll with butter
Bell peppers
Chocolate chips
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Strawberry Banana Pancakes

Remember these great Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes? The pancakes above are the exact same batter with some strawberries thrown in. I think along with blueberries you'd have a great Fourth of July
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Free Friday- Week in review 6/12-6/18

This past week started with the girls finishing their games strong. My middle little's team took first place in their tournament, and finished first in their division in the league, and were highest scoring. So couch, Daddy, bought them all ice cream.
Then I heard the news about Orlando, the shooting at the night club, there was a shooting earlier in the week of a singer, then later in the week the little boy who was drowned by an alligator in a freak accident. Such sad sad news. It was a heartbreaking week.  The rest of the week's pictures seem trivial in the light of all of that. But we live, we carry on, and carry those in pain in our prayers.

Pixie wanted to sleep in the attic. So she made us a little bed, and in the morning my body felt as old as it is. But look how cute?
I made a huge pot of pho, so noodles for days around here. No one complained.
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