Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cooking from Pintrest

I thought I would just share a few pictures of the things we have made in case you want to try.
BTW, I LOVE the recipes you all have been sharing!

(J has been on  Frosty the Snowman kick lately)

Our first date was making pies. Each year we make two pies
This apple one (we used a food storage recipe)
It is a special pie my mom always makes for me when ever I visit

These were a HIT! 


I really like Pintrest. The toddler and I will jump on and pick out crafts, recipes and things to do together. Actually, if it wasn't for her, we would not have made half of these! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread


This is mine and Daniel's Favorite type of bread especially during this time of year.  Daniel loves it even more with a glass of egg nog. It makes alot so we met our new neighbors with it, met our neighbors that have lived here for awhile and went hometeaching and we still had about 1 and 1/2 loaves left.
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups granulated sugar ( i only added 2 1/2 c)
1 (15 ounce) can 100% pure pumpkin (i used 2 cups)
1 cup canola oil (1/2 c oil and 1/2 c processed white beans)
2/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray three 9x5 inch loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, canola oil, water, vanilla, and eggs. Mix until smooth.
4. Slowly blend in flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Evenly divide batter between the three loaf pans.
5. Bake for 60 minutes, or until browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove loaves from oven and cool in pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes. With a knife, go around the bread and loosen the loaves. Remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.

White Beans and Brown Rice

Today's recipe came right from my head. Yup didnt follow anything but my intuition. when it comes to making dinner I at times get stumped and dont know what to make. I had been cooking white beans to process and later freeze to use as a substitute for butter in recipes. I left some beans to use for dinner but didnt know what to do with them. Daniel started making brown rice. So I drained the water from the beans and rinsed them off, added some water not to much cuz I wanted to pour it over the rice. I added chicken buiollon and then cut up some onions and threw them in with the beans (cooked in pot) I added salt and pepper to taste, celery flakes, garlic powder, italian seasoning, ground oregano, white pepper, Cumin, and a bit of cayenne pepper. I wanted it to be more creamy i had cream of chicken leftover so i added a few spoonfuls into the mixture. Cook for 10 mins to let the flavors soak in. Daniel said it smelled like curry and sorda tasted like it. Poured it over the rice and mmm mm one tasty made up dish with leftovers. You can follow this recipe to your liking. Sorry i dont have exact measurements.

Thursday, November 10, 2011