! Delicious !
Sep. 15, 2010 11:50 am
Updated: Sep. 16, 2010 1:50 pm
I thought I would start to blog what we are eating as a family and what recipes we're trying. We are a family of 7, so cooking and baking is a big part of day-to-day life. We have our main meal at lunch time, or early afternoon, so I could clean it up
and digest it before the evening. Today on the menu...
Homemade Hummas which was a combination of the curried hummus recipe and Holly's hummus recipe
Homemade Whole Wheat Crackers
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Wheat-Crackers/Detail.aspx< which were topped with Kosher salt instead of table salt.
Then we had Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (which I change every time I make, but I did send it in to be published and there hasn't been a response yet, despite the 6 month wait!)
topped with Monterey Jack spiced cheese
For dessert ...well I've been working my way through some of Martha Stewarts recipe books and I've made cookies called pfeffernussen cookies, they are spice cookies rolled in icing sugar (delicious!)
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pfeffernusse-Cookies/Detail.aspx< similar to these, but not quite the same recipe
or we have homemade chocolate chip/nut cookies the boys made with grandma
or blueberry cupcakes in martha Stewart's cupcake book, but I halved the flour and put in half whole wheat so it's more of a muffin,
or banana cupcakes, where again I halved the flour and put in half whole wheat and again it's more of a muffin and also put in a bunch of chocolate chips
ah yes, we also have one coconut cupcake left with seven minute frosting.
What is happening in all of your homes at this time? We've been baking and starting to cook soup again, we have
split pea soup with ham in the fridge
and a homemade soup mix with beef ( lots of beans and lentils)
Of course this is all homemade. I think if this keeps going I'll start getting pictures taken of what we have and all the creations we make.
Over the past 5 years I have found the baking and cooking I do is much better than you can find in any of the resaurants around here, I always feel so discouraged when I go out now and a little upset that I spend all that money on a meal I could have made better
In recent news around home, I've decided to stay home and be a full-time stay at home mom! Big news, it is many thousands of dollars less a month, but I think it will all work out in the end. Hubby just got a pay raise and is working in a new area, so it
will be interesting to see how it all works out.
I think this will mean more baking and cooking around the house, I find whatever I make, if some don't like it others will and it all gets eaten up quicker than I could often keep up! I usually make large batches of whatever I bake at least 3 dozen or 3 cups
of flour if it's cookies or it's gone in one sitting (usually 10 minutes) after hours of work...and I also bake in batches of three, so 2 cookies and a cake, all at once. I've found I'll do all the dry at once (flour, salt, etc.) then begin mixing, usually
the blandest mixing first, (shortbread) to the spicy recipes. I also have a sink full of hot water to wash the dishes as I use them or I find there are mountains of dishes all around me when I'm done and I'm usually to tired to get to them after all that
baking! Especially if your doing a lot of cookies and they only take 8-10 minutes, it's a lot of multitasking.
Enough about me...am I the only one like this?! I have a feeling I'm not alone...let me know, and I'll just continue to blog!