This week has flown by. I can’t be truthful if I say everything is all caught up around the house. It’s not. Bit by bit, though, it’s happening. We had a super busy week, which included another field trip with some rambunctious little boys, and a couple of trips that were of necessity. So, no. Nothing has really been accomplished on the “check list”. However…
RECIPES OF ALL KINDS
I’ve been cooking a lot of Chinese food lately and some of it has been really good. The last one I made was Pepper Steak. In order to not let anything go to waste, I threw in the other half of the Savoy cabbage, the last two green onions, and the other head of broccoli. Turned out so good that there was hardly any left…and I made 2 cups of rice to go with it!
Here is the link to the recipe:
I also decided to try my hand at sugar cookies. Does anyone else know why the stores charge as much as they do for a box of 6 or 8 of those little things? It’s because they’re a pain to make. Well, I am quite sure that if I had an awesome kitchen with lots of room, they would be more fun, but a galley kitchen just doesn’t quite have the roll-out space needed. Anywho, I got them made and they were delicious. I just wish it would have made more…..
AND… a week or two ago, I found a bread machine for $5 at the local thrift store! What sold me on it was the fact that it came with a book and it was a West Bend. Well, I finally got to try it yesterday. I had to purchase a few things to go in it, like…yeast. I went ahead and just bought the jar of it instead of the packets. SO MUCH EASIER! Anywho, I layered it all up and pushed the appropriate button and voila! In 3.5 hours, without lifting a finger (except for adding raisins at the “beep”), I had homemade Oatmeal Raisin bread! I love that thing! It’s my new favorite kitchen gadget, outside of the stove-top grill that I got for Christmas. Now I can bake up some bread, then toast it on the grill! Yea!
The funny note in all of this is that while I was trying to cook some of these new recipes that required my undivided attention, Beanster snagged a bag out of the pantry full of organic rice crispies and puffed millet that I use in my cookie recipes. He got quiet for a minute…
Fortunately, everything ended well and there was a beautiful sunset. Everyone ate well and I am looking forward to making more Chinese food and homemade bread. The shamrock sugar cookies may be on hold until I forget how much trouble they were…. 🙂
Have a great evening everyone. Peace and love!