01-30-2011, 10:15 AM #721Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.
01-30-2011, 03:54 PM #722
brownies with peanut butter chips for the man... I was feeling nice“Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
01-30-2011, 04:02 PM #723
Today I made:
-Paella for tonight's dinner (with the help of the slow cooker and rice cooker!)
-Ham & Lentil soup for tomorrow's dinner (basically; all the ingredients are ready so I just have to dump them in the slow cooker tomorrow before work)
-Orange & Mint Rice Salad for lunches this week
-Once my frozen bananas thaw a bit, I will bake some banana bread
It's been a busy day!
01-30-2011, 05:47 PM #724
01-30-2011, 08:53 PM #725
I made pita bread and hummus. I don't own a blender or a rolling pin. I used a wine bottle to grind the chickpeas and the same bottle to roll out the dough. I'm fully digging that tribe's appreciation of coke bottle technology on The Gods Must Be Crazy.
01-31-2011, 04:48 PM #726
Spinach, sundried tomato & feta frittata.
I'm allergic to eggs so I used tofu and greek yogurt. Sounds weird, but it is creamy and delicious!
I think I'll go lick the pan now."Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. " - Dr. Seuss
I can't spell...get over it
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02-01-2011, 12:04 PM #727
Ham & Lentil Soup
2 cups lentils
1/2 pound ham -- diced
1 onion -- chopped
1 bay leaf
2 ribs celery -- chopped
1 clove garlic -- minced
salt and pepper -- to taste
Combine all ingredients with 2 quarts water in the crock pot. Cook on low, covered, 8 to 10 hours. Adjust seasonings and serve.
I chopped everything the night before and put the ham in one container, the onions/garlic/spices/bay leaf in another. In the morning, all I had to do was dump the water and those two containers into the crockpot and turn it on. SO yummy.
And it was nice because we used up some of the ham we had in our freezer - my husband's work gives employees a ham (of all things!) each Christmas, but we usually don't eat ham on Christmas. For the last 2 years, the ham sat in our freezer all year, until we HAD to do something with it to make room for the new ham. This year, as soon as we got the new ham, I sliced it and froze it in separate containers so we can use it to make random meals like this, and not all at once. Much better so far.
02-01-2011, 05:02 PM #728
Chili Mac and Cheddar Soup Makes 8 cups
1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3/4 pound(s) lean ground beef
1 tablespoon(s) hot Mexican chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
2 1/2 cup(s) milk
1 can(s) (14 1/2-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can(s) (10 3/4-ounce) condensed cheddar-cheese soup
1 1/2 cup(s) uncooked elbow pasta
1 1/2 cup(s) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Diced tomato, for garnish
Tortilla chips, for garnish
Minced jalapeno chile, for garnish
1. Heat oil in a 5-quart soup pot over medium-high heat; add onion and saute 4 minutes, until translucent. Crumble beef into pot and cook, stirring for 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir in chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
2. Add milk and broth, then stir in condensed soup until dissolved; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in pasta; continue to cook, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes or until pasta is fully cooked.
3. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with diced tomato, tortilla chips, and minced chile.
I added a can of Ro-tel tomatoes instead of using the chili powder, cumin, tomatoes and minced jalapeno, Since Rotel pretty much has all of those ingredients in it.
02-02-2011, 12:08 AM #729
Ooh, I'll have to try that lentil soup!
I didn't make anything today, but I did eat some awesome chocolate chunk cookies my roommate's mom made. That counts, right?Something Witty
02-02-2011, 11:33 PM #730
Made cupcakes and homemade buttercream frosting in ten minutes, thanks to my cupcake maker. Take that, Snowpocalypse!Something Witty
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