Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Indian Sprouted Lentils!

I know these may not look real appealing, but Im telling you, these turned out GOOD! All four kids ate theirs and two had seconds!! They turned out really yummy, and will be a new regular of ours! I sprouted the lentils in a glass jar for about 3 days. Then, I took an onion, some fresh garlic and ginger, and sauted them in a pan. Once the onions were soft, I added the lentils along with a good amount of Cumin, tumeric, and some salt and pepper. After about 10 minutes, I added half a cup of water, and let that cook for another 10 minutes. YUM!

A Feingold Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Seeds!!

I love this time of year, because I love squash! Yesterday, Luke and I stopped at a pumpkin patch (Farmers Market) to pick up a few pie pumpkins and a bail of hay (for the compost). We made pumkin cake, and cupcakes last night. Today we will make bars and pie. But, those photos will be later, because I ran out of stuff for frosting, and I must have frosting!!
These seeds were easy. Luke sorted out all the seeds, then we added a bit of oil to the stone, sprinkled with cinnamon and salt, and put in the oven at 350* for 20 minutes. (Stirring every 5 minutes). Meya didnt like them, but everyone else did!

Oatmeal Waffles, YUM!

These turned out really good!! All the kids loved them, and they are full of whole grains (I ground the wheat flour fresh).
Here is the recipe:
(I added 1 t. vanilla & 1T. sugar to the recipe)

New Mexican style Breakfast Burritos!!

These became a favorite of ours in NM!! The peppers are not on Hannahs diet, but everything else fits. Besides, the peppers are too hot for her anyhow :-)

They are really simple.
Potato chunks, or hashbrowns, fryed in a bit of oil.
Scrambled eggs with salt and pepper
Green Chilli Peppers
On a Tortilla!!

Cheese Dip!

The kids enjoyed THIS:


The cheese dip turned out pretty good, about an 8. Ill try to inprove it next time, but they had 2 servings and thought it was just fine :-)
Heres the recipe:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Mix in flour and 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir continually until the mixture is simmering.
Slowly pour milk into the mixture. Continue stirring over a medium heat until the mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese and mustard. Continue stirring until all of the cheese is melted and the dip is smooth. Serve warm after adding salt and pepper to taste.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Soft Pretzels!!

These turned out SO good!! So much better then any Ive even bought! Definitly a 10!
Here is the recipe:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

8.5 Macaroni Salad

This got the husbands approval :-) Id rate it about an 8.5
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbs. vinegar
1 Tbsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 sticks chopped celery
1 chopped onion
4 cups (when dry) cooked and drained macaroni
Mix and chill well before serving

Monday, October 6, 2008

Second Generation Vita Mix!

Thanks Mom, Im loving it! Im still searching for the 'perfect' smoothy recipe..... The smaller purple-ish one is pretty good, once I doubled the orange and added blueberries!

Cheesy Beans!

It took me 28 years to realize that pinto beans...... are refried beans! I LOVE them homemade!! I cook a crock pot full (one bag, about $.60) then, add 6 slices of cheese and some salt. YUM!

KT's Iced Coffee Milkshake!

I found a recipe online, and altered it to fit our diet, and here it is. YUM! Luke is enjoying a class also.....shhh.... :-)
In blender, add:
2/3 cup of strong brewed coffee
9 large ice cubes
1 T. cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
5 oz. sweetened condensed milk
Blend and serve on ice!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Beefy Cheesy Pasta

Since Hannah has strong reactions to tomatoes, Im always looking for new pasta recipes, without tomatoes in them. This was got pretty good reviews from the kids.