I had a really great weekend at home. I spent Friday in the Kitchen working on some new recipes and some old favorites.
I whipped up:
Salsa (NT p.103) we thought this was really good
Toothpaste This was a little salty for me, so I cut the salt a little bit.
Butter Spread (NT p. 150) We love to use this instead of the hard butter straight out of the fridge.
I tried and failed at making my Sourdough Starter (NT p. 489). This is my second attempt/failure. It always smells horrible after 2-3 days. Ugh!
Soaked Oats (NT p. 455) Tried rolled oats, but they were a soggy mess. I just bought steel cut oats to try instead.
Ricotta & Mozzarella Cheese This is a great tutorial!
Hot Cocoa Mix I didn’t make this much since there is just the two of us, but this is good on those cold and windy Kansas days.
1/4 c Dried Onion Flakes, chopped fine (I just used Onion Powder)
4 t. Cornstarch (arrowroot)
4 T. Chili Powder
3 t. Ground Cumin
3 t. Garlic Salt
2 t. Red Pepper Flakes
2 t. beef bouillon (I crushed these with my coffee grinder)
1 1/2 t. Dried Oregano
Mix well and store in an airtight container. To use: add 1/4 cup spice to 1 1/2 lbs hamburger and 1/2 cup water or so. Mix well and cook until most of the water has evaporated.
On my days off I try to spend some time loving on my pets since they are by themselves throughout the week. So, without further ado:
All rules have fled our home in the following (incriminating) pictures of our dogs.
They aren’t really supposed to be curled up on our leather furniture, but I just couldn’t kick them off. Our blue heeler was a tad heavy at her vet appointment over the weekend, so we have started two-a-day frisbee playing mid-morning and mid-afternoon to try to get her slimmed down. We have 6 months until the vet wants her weighed again, so she will be an exercising machine in the meantime. LOL
Once again I have a nice sized “to-do” list for the weekend; however, I have to run errands in town on tomorrow. My least favorite thing is going to town on my days off when I just want to be tucked away at home, but it has to be done. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.