Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

These are delicious. Followed the recipe but did about half and half white and whole wheat flour. Also added a teaspoon of cinnamon and pinch of nutmeg. Mmmmmm cookies.

Smoked Mozzarella Pasta

Home-grown deliciousness!  Sauté onions, add peppers. Saute mushrooms. Cook some sausage. Make a simple tomato sauce using one 28oz can tomatoes (Deborah Madison pg 63) plus a 14oz diced. Cook a box of penne.  Mix it all together in a 10x15 baking dish. Grate smoked mozzarella on top. Bake until melted.


EDITED: This is the meal we always bring to people after they have a baby because it makes so much and is delicious. Turns out it also makes people have babies. Helloooooo Elliot!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Green Lentils and Spinach with hard-boiled Eggs

Deborah, pg 302.  Yum.  Caramelized onions in butter, lentils, spinach, hard-boiled eggs.  What's not to like?

I may not have put enough cooking water in this time.  It seemed perhaps a bit dry.  But it was still pretty tasty.  Especially with easter eggs!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Good Old Chili Con Carne

Jamie Oliver, pg 172.  We did not brown the beef beforehand this time, but we did use an extra can (well, box really) of kidney beans.

This is a pretty tasty chili recipe.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fasty Tacos

The usual, standard, deliciousness that is fasty tacos.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pad Thai

Yum. Doubled the recipe, which was a good amount for 5ish people. Doubled, but didn't use all of the sauce and that was a good idea. Used a little over a lb of shrimp. Biggest problem was that there was not enough space in the pan. Also added some carrots. Thanks, Bitty!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tacos al pastor

These were so good and easy, it's crazy we haven't made them before. Followed the Rick Bayless recipe below. Used 2.3lb pork shoulder and sliced it thinly to marinade for 7ish hours. Used the griddle on the stove. We had too much pineapple but it was delicious.

Pumpkin muffins

These are yummy and satisfied the third trimester baked pumpkin goods craving.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Moosewood low-fat, pg 172.  We made enough to feed an army!  More or less 1.5x the recipe, except the spices which we doubled. Turned out that was a bad idea and it was a bit too spice heavy.  We also used our frozen hatch chilies instead of jalapenos.

Steamed the sweet potatoes, made a giant pot of black beans, and mashed them together with a potato masher.  Stuffed them in tortillas, froze most of them, baked ours while we were stuffing/freezing the lot.

Pretty yummy.