Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fried rice

This is what I make when my fridge is empty.

Fry bacon. Scramble eggs. Saute random veggies from fridge or freezer. Saute leftover rice in bacon grease and soy sauce. When hot, add all the other ingredients. Finish with some sesame oil.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Freezer meals

One day batch cooking - I finally did it! And I have to say, it was awesome. I had something significant to show for my effort. And I am not going to have to worry about cooking for a while. Unintended bonus: I've already done the dinner dishes for 16 meals!

I made:

Salmon Patties (canned salmon, sauteed onion and green peppers, breadcrumbs, mustard, curry powder, salt, eggs. Mix and cook in pan like hamburger patties.)

Quinoa Cakes (cooked quinoa, eggs, parmesan, salt, breadcrumbs, garlic, minced onion, green onion. Mix and cook in pan for 5 minutes per side.)

Quinoa Cake Mix (same ingredients as above minus the eggs. when ready, thaw, add eggs, fry.)

Quinoa, Kale, Garlic Saute (cooked kale, frozen kale, garlic. to serve, saute frozen pkg 10-15 min.)

Rice Pilaf (saute onions and garlic, add jasmine and wild rice, add water and chicken stock. cook.)

Chicken Divan (using half of the rice pilaf)

Chicken Enchiladas (saute onions and peppers, then chicken, roll with cheese in corn tortillas, top with green salsa, top with cheese)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts (slice in half, add olive oil, salt and pepper. mix well. roast 400' for 40 minutes.)

Homefries (peel and cube potatoes. add olive oil, salt and pepper. mix well, roast 400' for 40 minutes, or until browned.)

Roasted Garbanzo beans with fennel (same as recipe, only use fresh fennel in place of the fennel seeds and omit broccolini)

This should be 16 meals for our family of 5. I'm also going to make some granola and I make fresh sourdough bread and yogurt weekly. I also have organic mac n cheese with hotdogs, udon, and egg scrambles, or pancakes to throw in last minute, as needed. 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Yogurt cups

I did some of my yogurt batch in little mason jars. The kids love them!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


1 quart milk
1tb plain yogurt

Heat milk to 180°, stirring often. Cool to 115°. Pour into mason jar, stir in yogurt. Cover. Incubate in Excalibur dehydrator for 5 hours at 115°.

Or you can incubate in a cooler or a crockpot, etc.

Yay! I finally have delicious yogurt that I can make at home. Thank you excalibur!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fish tacos

Marinate fish in paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and lime juice for 20 minutes. Then saute until cooked thru.

Make coleslaw dressing with sour cream, mayo, chili powder, salt, and fresh lime juice.

Warm corn tortillas and top with fish, coleslaw, avocado and peach salsa. Yum! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chicken Divan

A little soupy tonight, but really good!

Cooked brown rice, frozen ahead
Frozen broccoli
Leftover rotisserie chicken
White sauce
Sharp cheddar cheese

Oven to 375°. Heat frozen rice and broccoli in oven. Shred chicken. Make white sauce with 2c. milk, 1/3 c. flour, 1tsp salt. Stir with whisk until thick. Remove from heat. Add half of shredded cheese. Stir in chicken. Pour over hot broccoli and rice and stir. Top with cheese. Return to oven until hot. Then broil 2~3 minutes until cheese is browned.

Note: my rice was a wild rice/brown rice blend and I really liked it in this.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014