Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
It'll last me 2 full weeks!
Here's what I put into it...
6 quarts of water
3 cut up carrots
Leafy ends of celery stalk
Handful of parsley (from my garden)
Handful of Rosemary (garden)
Handful of Lemon Thyme (garden)
onion chives (garden)
5 huge garlic cloves cut into two halves
20 whole peppercorns
4 dried tomatoes
4 bay leaves
1 cut up onion
cut up green peppers (garden)
Bring to boil, then simmer for 2 hours until the veggies have given all they can.
If you want to make your own stock, and live close by, come to my herb garden and pick till your hearts content.
Otherwise, instead of buying them from the store, use dried herbs the last 10 minutes of cooking the stock.
Strain well, discard the veggies, cool the stock and refrigerate until you need some!
I have never made stock before. I love it! It tastes awesome, not salty or oily like the store bought brands, and it made a ton!
I'll be making rice, soup, lots of other things with it!
Try it! It makes the house smell divine!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Ready to bake, and afterward, drizzled with powdered sugar icing.My favorite "sauce" Olive oil and Garlic. Johnny is very proud of the Pizza Parade! With toppings on, waiting for their date with a 500 degree oven and a super hot stone.
The green and red one was done just like that. With Sundried Tomato Paste I made by rehydrating sundried tomatoes in water, and whizzing them in my mini food processor with a drizzle of olive oil.
Everyone made their own pizza last night. I just got all the dough ready.
This pizza was the dessert pizza. Same dough, spread with light cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture, and topped with apple pie filling, then baked. Johnny did this all by himself. Looks good huh?
Now it just needs toppings.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
I sliced the apple really thinly, and layered cheese and apple in a thin piece of rolled out Boule Dough, (enhanced with whole wheat flour and Flax Seed Meal)
Sound gross? No way, this is pretty popular in France. I had something like it when I was in Paris, many years ago.
I sliced up a little piece for each of us to try. It tasted okay. Next time, a sharper cheese, like a sharp Provolone, or a Chevre (goat) cheese or Feta will be better.
My men all still asked for more, so it wasn't THAT bad.
I guess I should have posted this on my Bread Blog.
We included celery sticks, carrot sticks and cucumber slices as a side dish.
Every plate was empty when it was all said and done.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
This is called... "Hey Mom, take a picture of me stuffing my face!!!"
Yes, he really did say that... this IS Alex we are talkin about!Not to be outdone, or out eaten... Will HAD to join the fray. I am so proud all my manners training is working so well with my men. My daughters in law will be so thrilled with me! My oldest (LOL)... enjoying his meal like a good boy. Elbows off the table and everything!
Isn't he cute? And so mannered!
Friday, August 15, 2008
My salad maker extraordinaire!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Yummy! I roasted the veggies in my outdoor oven at 400 for 20 minutes, then added the marinated fillets for another 10 minutes in the oven... on top of the veggies.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
I decided to try quick cinnamon rolls with the left over dough from the huge pizza. So I slathered rolled out dough with butter, generously sprinkled brown sugar and cinnamon over it, added raisins, and rolled it up. This picture is before I cooked it.. while they were rising. I baked them outside too, so when they were done, I didn't get a chance to take a picture... I frosted them, and then they were GONE! I just used boule dough again. They said they were fantastic. Ooey... Gooey... 2 hour dough. I like using it more after a refrigeration.
I add Flax Seed meal from Bob's Red Mill, in every batch now. 2 Tablespoons.
I got these containers from Smart n Final. 2 for 8 bucks.