Thursday, March 12, 2009

A couple of yummy recipes

My meal plans the past couple weeks have been non existent. Two times a week someone from my sunday school class is bringing meals. The nights they aren't bringing food my mom has been making meals for us. It's been SO nice not to have to worry about that area of life. Since I haven't been able to share my meal plans for the past couple weeks I thought I'd share some of my new favorite recipes.

Giant Breakfast Cookies
1 cup butter, melted
¾ cup honey
2 eggs
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
½ cup buttermilk
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups whole rolled oats
1 cup raisins or chocolate chips

Mix butter, honey, eggs, salt, cinnamon, soda, vanilla and buttermilk. Stir in flour and oats. Fold in raisins or chocolate chips. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Allow cookies to cool 3-4 minutes on cookie sheet before removing cookies to cool on a wire rack.

These are basically like healthy oatmeal cookies. My children love these. For a small family you could probably cut this recipe in half, as it feeds my crew for two days. Normally the second day we crumble the cookies and pour milk over it. Yum.

Caramel Corn
3 ¾ qts (15 cups) popped corn (no need to be exact with the measurements here!)
1/2 cup rapadura or sucanat (or brown sugar can be used, if desired)
1/4 cup honey
½ cup butter
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp vanilla

In small saucepan heat your sweetener choice, butter, salt & vanilla, stirring occasionally, until bubbly around edges, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda. Continue to stir as you pour over popped corn till coated.

This has been my sweet snack of choice recently. It's so easy to make and so delicious, it's pretty hard to pass up. I had been looking for a caramel corn recipe for a long time but every one I came across had corn syrup and way too much sugar. Needless to say, I was pretty excited when I found this one!

On a totally unrelated (but exciting!) note, I ordered a grain mill yesterday. We have been wanting to get one for almost a year now and we finally did it! We've heard the best things about the nutrimill. If you don't know the benifits to grinding your own flour, read about it here . It should be arriving sometime next week. Now, to find a good source of wheat. Any sugggestions?? I'll let you know how it goes!

Life is pretty crazy right now on the homefront. Kate is, by far, the easist baby I've ever had. It's the other ones I'm having a problem with. Between having a new baby, moving to a new house, having the grandparents visit, and being down with colds and flu's, they are a little...worked up. It's been a challenge.

Anyway, thanks for reading! Hope your day is blessed!

Running the race,



jill m said...
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jillm said...

i thought of you tonight when i made dinner... i thought you would be proud..
rosemary cut from the front of my house and a lemon from the tree in back...
but then i read you'll be grounding your own wheat and i am confident... i will never catch that one!

thanks for keeping us in the know!

jeannaMO said...

I just found your blog. I've been reading about grain mills as well. I live in a semi suburban/some rural area in Mid Missouri. Not sure what I would even start to get the grains from to make flour please post how successful this is for you.

Erica said...

I'm trying your breakfast cookies on Sunday. I can hardly wait. I am glad you had a good time with your mom. Aren't moms the best!

I have a question for you about homemade cleaners, what do you use to dust with? I think I've found a good floor cleaner, toliet cleaner and all-purpose cleaner but I've yet to tackle the dusting spray. I still have a bit of spray left so I'm not in a hurry. I'm just curious.

Enjoy that new little sweetie, give her a nice squeeze for me. I hope you enjoy this weekend.

Zombiemommy said...

I made this past week, in addition to your lentil tacos (not at the same time of course).. And they were a hit! My n'bor wanted the recipe and the kids went crazy for them.. Perfect for breakfast.. Not too sweet...