I tried a butterscotch blondie recipe from 365 cookie recipes book I dug out of brother's donation boxes. This one use dark Karo syrup and half whole wheat flour, so rather interesting. I would like to use up the Karo syrup. I knew I had some, but the bottle was nearly full....
I made green chili stew yesterday for the first time. I just used the recipe from the Hatch green chili website. It was really good. Dh thought it could have some more spice. I thought it was perfect. Haven't had that in over 25 years. I never made it. We used to live in New Mexico, so it was a popular dish I never learned to make. I saw the chilis in the store and started looking for a recipe. This is definitely a keeper.
Tonight I'm making a bacon, zucchini, mushroom frittata I saw on facebook. I'm using mushrooms instead of corn. We'll see if that's a keeper.
10-15-2019, 08:13 PM
Tried this with some inexpensive tuna portions. It was easy to put together. Next time I'll cook it on "low" broil instead of the "high" setting. Served with brown rice and a green veg.
Made this because I had all the items in my pantry, except the coconut flakes. I tried to follow the recipe exactly, however: had to leave out the red pepper flakes for DH, put some hot sauce in my bowl to make up for that. My coconut flakes had turned brown so I did not use them. Chopped cilantro and green onion for garnishes.
The broth was very bland, I ended up adding ~2-3TB vegetable broth paste for seasoning. YMMV. The jasmine/basmati rice absolutely makes this dish. Do not use plain white rice, you need the nutty flavor of the long grain to complete the flavor profile.
It did not take long to make. Cutting up the onion and carrots was the hardest part. Rice cooks while the soup simmers ~30 minutes and done.
It was nice on a chilly evening. DH liked it, but said it might be better with chicken. I'm not convinced, it's a nice simple soup as-is.
10-29-2019, 08:38 PM
Last night I made butternut squash soup. I looked at a couple recipes but did not follow one exactly.
I baked a squash ~1 hour until soft, and steamed 2 large carrots until soft. Meanwhile chopped 1/2 an onion and 1 clove of garlic and sauteed in a little oil until soft. Put everything in a pot with 2 cups of chicken broth and used my stick blender until smooth. Added ~1/2 cup of half-n-half. Salt to taste.
It was good, if a little plain. Nice on a cold night and not a lot of effort or fuss.
The pea soup is Ok, not significantly better than using a ham bone. But we already had the bacon and no ham. Froze 1 large container.
I still need to use up ricotta and buttermilk, maybe baking tomorrow.
11-19-2019, 08:57 PM
Had l/o buttermilk and 1 spare chicken breast so I thought I'd try this.
It was ok, but to be honest I left out the salt and cayenne, and the spicy sauce because DH can't eat it. So it was more or less plain fried chicken and nothing to crow about. (ha ha) ONE chicken breast pounded out made 4 servings. DH has lunch tomorrow. The stove is a mess, and I won't be trying this again soon. But if you like plain food and have someone to clean up for you, go for it. :)