Friday, April 29, 2016

(Blue)Berry Sweet Rolls

Hello everyone! I haven't blogged in awhile. We've just been busy with life and spending much needed time with family. God has been so good and so faithful to us during this season of our lives. In mid April my dear cousin went home to be with the Lord. While we have been so comforted knowing that we will see her again we miss her dearly and know that her young children and husband miss her even more so. Please keep them in your prayers if you think of us! There's so much I could write about and tell you, but I'll save that for another post. For now I'll hold the memories and moments that God has carried us through close to my heart.
I think I mentioned on Facebook that  I have a fajita salad recipe/post coming up soon. I'll have that up probably next week. Until then, you must try these Blueberry Sweet Rolls. I have the blue in parenthesis because you can you any berry you like!
Blueberry Sweet Roll.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Apple Snack

 It's funny, I thought I blogged this year's ago, but I can't find it, just references to it. It's like it's elusive. LOL.  I've never blogged it because it's so simple but it's one of our favorite ways to eat apples. The simple ingredients. Apples, an orange, and half a lime. That's it. But it's so good.
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Friday, March 25, 2016

Rotisserie Chicken in a Capital Oven

Rotisserie Chickens with roasted vegetables.

Last September I finally decided to take the rotisserie in my oven on her maiden voyage. I don't know why it took me so long. I guess I figured it would be really difficult, and messy. I was more concerned about the clean up haha. Turns out there was no real difficult clean up. In my mind I was thinking that there would be chicken juices and fat would be splattering all over the oven door and walls. But that wasn't the case it all. The ovens are easy to clean anyway since they are all glass. Other than where the fan is for the convection, all heating elements are under glass.
 Because this was my first time, I used twine to truss the chickens. Such a waste of time and twine. I now just truss my chickens with the same method I use when I roast them, that can be found HERE.
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Flour Tortillas

Bust out your rolling pin and lard because we bout to make some tortillas. GOOD ones. I'm sorry, I've tried butter, I've tried oil, I've even thought about bacon grease. But there's a simple fact for me. I don't make good tortillas without lard. There. I said it. Lard, lard, lard! See how beautiful those are, okay aside for the picture quality that is because, that picture sucks. But the tortillas are soft, and flakey. Sorry folks. That flakey goodness comes from the lard. Or it comes from lard for people like me who are not good at making tortillas with oil or butter. You can find lard at the grocery store, or you can most certainly render your own ask your butcher! I HAVE had success with using part lard part butter, more on that below.
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Friday, March 11, 2016

One Pan Curry Chicken Bake

One Pan Curry Chicken Bake, easily made vegetarian or vegan!
You can't go wrong with a meal that can be made easily with the least amount of dishes possible. I love one pot meals and one pan meals. I'm not that great with crockpot cooking, but roasting food in a pan for a meal I can do fairly well. This meal was from day nine of the kids being home from school due to the snow. Making this meal, though the prep was short, had me thinking a lot about how very blessed we are. This is very much a pantry meal, not a lot of "fresh foods" really. Canned green
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Friday, March 4, 2016

Ginger Soy Short Ribs

I'm updating this recipe that was posted here in 2009. Just some small changes but they pack a punch!  These ribs are so good served with rice, roasted or steamed vegetables, cucumber/papaya salad, and a side of Lao Tomato Chutney.
When prepping one batch of these short ribs, double the recipe! Place one recipe of these Ginger Soy Short Ribs in a foodsaver or zip bag. Put it in the freezer for another night, easy peasy.
All the marinade ingredients can be put in a blender and pureed to make the process quicker.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

School Lunches #50-55

Pretty sure if I had a "worst pictures ever" on this blog, this would be one of MANY. Still, here's what's in those Yumbox boxes, for lunches #50-52
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Pancakes. Yum. Who doesn't love a stack of pancakes on a lazy morning? I don't often make pancakes on the weekdays, because I love sleep. Not that these are hard to make, I just love sleep. So we usually have pancakes on the weekend. The batter comes together quickly and the Greek Yogurt gives these pancakes a bit of a tart flavor, not a lot at all. For this reason I paired it with whole wheat flour. I think the whole wheat flour can stand up to a bit of zing and the texture from the yogurt is a tiny bit custardy. Which is perfect. I hope I explained that right. You should make these so you can see what I mean.
I served the pancakes above with butter, pumpkin pie syrup, and pumpkin seeds. But the sky's the limit here, top these however you want!
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