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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Holler Atcher Helpers Stampede Supper

This is so much better than hamburger-anything-from-a-box! It's not much harder to make, either!

Get out your wok or a big skillet, some kitchen helpers (or not, it's a really simple recipe but it might keep them from fighting if they get to help out), your appetite and the following ingredients:

  • 1lb. Ground Meat (today we used Free-Range Bison)
  • 1/2med. Onion (you pick the color according to meat selection and personal preferance, we have yellow)
  • 3teeth of Garlic
  • Salt to taste ( Little Bragg Liquid Amino really livens this up)
  • Seasoning mix, such as Bragg, italian, Old Bay or a comparable mix of your favorite herbs, like rosemary, sage, lemon and orange peel, garlic, etc. -to taste

  • 1stick Butter (1/2C.)
  • 10oz Noodles (again, your choice, we are using spinach ribons today. experament with elbows, bowties, fetuccini or whatever noodle you have around)
  • 2C. Yoghurt (plain, unsweetened, please!)
  • 1C. Milk
  • 1C. Water
  • 1/2lb. Cheese (today's is colby jack with a touch of pepper jack. as usual, use what goes well with your other selections and your family will like)
  1. Brown the BLUE INGREDIENTS.
  2. Add the GREEN INGREDIENTS, except cheese.
  3. Mix well and cover.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Simmer covered, stirring often until noodles are tender -time will vary depending on the choice of noodle. Most take 10-15 min.
  6. Turn off heat and stir in cheese, adding about 1/4 at a time.
  7. Cover and let stand 5 min.
If you take time to blog about this recipe while making it, you could take up to 30min. prep. and cook total. Hahah!


You may not be able to tell from the picture but that is a (very) large wok, half-full. You may have left-overs but more likely, you will have a bunch of very full tummies!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Someone Else's Ice Lollies (and the bonus yum I filled the rest of the moldes with)

I found this recipe yesterday and made it today.
Yes, I *gasp* actually 'followed' a recipe I didn't make all my own!
Well, sort of followed. I did reduce the sugar to 2Tbsp. of Turbino.
That only filled 5 of the 8 spots in one of my ice lolly moldes. What to
Can't freeze air. It just doesnt seem right.

I put into the unrinsed blender (Oh yeah, I used my Bosch blender/food processor instead of the recomended hand beater.) the following:

1/4C. of 1/2 Coconut Milk and 1/2 Heavy Whipping Cream
1sm. handfull Frozen Pineapple Chunks (You can use fresh or canned. Frozen is what I had on hand)

I plugged that baby in and let it whirl but not so much to make completely smooth. Then I poured it into the remaining empty moldes. They are still in the ice box but I did sample out of what remained stuck on the sides inside of my blender and each was DELISH!!!!!!!! I can't wait.

Peanut Butter Cereal Squares

You can actually make these with any nut butter but peanut butter seems to be popular.
If you were to eat 6 1/4 squares, you would have your daily protein intake, though you would way over do it on sugars, so *not* recomended to sit and gnash half of the batch, though they are yummy enough.

6-8C. Cereal ('Puffy' types like Kix, Puffed Kamut, Cheerios, Puffed Rice, etc. or flakes work well. -frosted flakes, while tasty, *will* add extra carbs and calories -  You may also use rolled oats or multi grains as 2C. or so of the cereal.)
2C. Nutbutter of your choice (See yesterday's post for a delicious almond butter recipe. If you use commercial, one 18oz. jar is perfect. Use the whole thing - no measuring needed.)
1C. Agave Syrup (You may use bee honey if you are not giving these treats to a child under one year of age but the A.S. has a lower glycemic index and gives it a very rich flavor.)

1) Place Cereal in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
2) Place Nutbutter and Agave Syrup in a saucepan over med. heat.
3) Wisk constantly until combination begins to boil.
4) Pour hot Nutbutter mixture over Cereal, scraping edges of saucepan.
5) Mix well until all Cereal is coated.
6) Dump the entire mixture into a 9x13 inch baking pan, which you may either line with waxed paper or lightly grease with butter or coconut oil, ahead of time.
7) Press into pan firmly. Rolling a rolling pin over it works well or simply press on it with buttered hands. (That is fun for the kids, if you happen to haave a couple handy.)
8) Chill in ice box for 2+ hours.
9) Cut into 16 equal parts. (1/2 and then 1/2, then do the same to each 1/4.)
10) Enjoy! (This step is very important and must not be skipped!)

*If you use 6C. of Cereal, you may also add up to 2C. of your choice of 'treats'. These could be chopped nuts, sunflower seeds, rasins, other dried fruit, *gasp* chocolate or other chips or gummy candies, chia seeds, hemp seeds, whatever you think of that would make your family smile! :)

** DO NOT skimp on step #10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!