I baked it for 20 minutes, and volia!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
I baked it for 20 minutes, and volia!
Friday, February 27, 2009
What is really delicious with this, is Garlic Butter Naan.....but I haven't figured that one out yet. :)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
These are a bunch of idlis with the sambar (red gravy) alongside. They are basically a steamed rice cake that you use to soak up a savory sauce, usually of vegetables.
You use these pans to make them. But I don't have these pans, so I made up my own version. Thanks to a friend, I have a large soup pot with a steamer basket. I used some small dessert bowls and mixed up the batter (from a mix I had). I could only cook one at a time because of the sizing, but it was worth it! (Well, except for the one that tasted burnt because I let all the water boil away in my pot until the fire alarm went off...)
Here is a very informative article about them.
It was delicious and perfect for our achey bodies.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Today I was able to get a gallon of milk and 2 boxes granola bars for .89 cents! Milk is on sale at Target for $2.29, and when you buy two of their Kashi granola bar boxes, with 4 coupons ($2 manufacturer and $1 Target), you get .50 cents overage. This brought my total down to $1.79, and I had .90 cents left on a gift card...so .89 cents for all! That was fun.
Not so much fun was my "deals" on chocolate. I was all excited to go candy shopping, using some coupons I'd been saving for the after Valentine's Day clearance. It was a plan that didn't work. I can't believe how quickly the stores here sold out of all their good candy! I couldn't find any candy at all that matched my coupons at either Target, Walgreens, or Pamida! And 2 out of 3 of those were sold out of M&Ms too! *sigh* Though I did pick up a couple bags of clearanced chocolate, it was more a waste of my time than ever planned :(
And the Ugly....well, I don't really have anything ugly but it just seemed to go in the title so well. I guess it's an old movie title...but I've never seen it, just heard the music. :)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
- Gluten free pizza mix (from health food store...although I found recipes to make it here and here)
- Red Apple
- Red M & Ms
- Red jello
- Tomato sauce
- Jasmine hand lotion
- Red coupon book to Perkins
Last week, when we had the Ladies Tea Party, I made these glueten free snickerdooles (made with rice flour), with raspberry cream cheese frosting. They were yummy.
In my research...I've run across Xanthan Gum alot.....in recipies. I thought it might be a rising agent, but as it turns out, it's a non-glueten stick-things-together agent.....so your baked goods don't fall apart without any glueten! Cool.
- This is a neat blog of gluten-free recipes.
- Here is another celiac informational site.
- Here is a site of 365 slow-cooker/gluten-free recipes.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Things to Do:
- In-the-house Treasure Hunt (clues written on paper hearts....leading to the treasure:construction paper hearts stapled back to back and filled with treats)
- Read any books emphasizing that God Loves You
- Make cookies
- Hide small hearts around the living room and hunt for them
- Visit some of our elderly friends with baked goods and cards
- Go for a walk
- Heart shaped pancakes
- Spread the table with a red tablecloth, white plates, and red and white napkins
- Heart-shaped Pizza
- Apple slices
- Red jello in heart mold
- Red rice-crispy bars
At Lueken's Food Store....Old Orchard Juice is on sale 10 for $10. Today, this coupon came out, $1 off 2! That makes them 50 cents each! Pretty good for Sunday morning breakfasts!
The other to print is $1 off 4 concentrates....to use later :)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I stopped at the health food store and looked around yesterday. I found some hand-outs about sprouting that are really quite interesting! You can sprout all these different things:
- Mung beans
- Kidney beans
It also had a section of "seeds to sprout together," like 2T. alfalfa, 4 T mung, and 1 tsp. radish for salads, sandwiches, and omletes. Or how about 2 T mung, 1 T sunflouer, 2 T lentil, 2 T garbanzo - cook and mash sprouts and use as sandwhich spread!
The basics of sprouting are:
- Sort and soak
- Harvest (after some days)
It's best to eat them withing 4-5 days of harvest, but some you can freeze for later use!
Then it had recipes to use the sprouts in, along with their nutrition facts and length of growth peiod.
I told Concha the other day I'm going to try growing lettuce and grass inside soon too. Just to have some greenery...and I guess I'll eat the lettuce. :)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
First off....do you remember my burnt chex mix? Well, I just found out I can make it in my crock-pot....without the burning factor! nice. Check out the directions here.
The rest of this week was filled with dress-shopping, work-pending, deal-searching, flight-finding, supper-making, lesson-prepping, friend-visiting activities. :)
Monday, February 2, 2009
I keep forgetting things.
I seem to have lost my people skills, annoying those I'm around and they annoying me.
I am constantly leaning toward "the left" (I like to call that my negative side), and am in constant motion trying to balance myself out more to the right.
I feel like a hermit....I'd love to curl up, bake something, sit down with a good book and the scarf I'm trying to make, and stay at home.
I don't feel like dressing up.
I don't feel like going out.
I don't feel like making decisions.
But even still....I know I can't live my life based on feelings. As much as they are part of my life, I know they still need to be under God's control. As Carolyn McCulley said in her book "Radical Womenhood,"