Snausage Soop Goodness

So really, what’s not to love about sausage?  Ok, if you’re a hater, don’t answer that.  Let’s just assume we are all lovers of sausagy goodness.

O, ye delicious ground mix of spicety spices and delicate meat …

encased in a crisp … uh … casing.

To do with you what we will.  Most delicious.

Well today, it’s soup, because soup’s where it’s at, yo. And soup’s my thing.  I love it.  It’s so easy to make soup and the kids always love it and I totally look like souper-mom.  So to speak. Continue reading

Eostre kuchen

I wanted cake.

That is all. Coincidentally,  it is the weekend of ham and chocolate bunnies and candy goodness.  And zombies.

(I’m not judging … I’m pretty sure it’s a virus … but I digress.)

It was a good Good Friday.  We got out of work “59 minute rule” early and I had a nice metro ride home. It was all metaphysical … deep … full of heavy meaning.

(In the interest of full disclosure,  I am indeed a registered and fully-baptized Catholic. And entirely a non-believer.)

So anyway,  work was slow and lots of people were doing the religious family-visit thing.

It was quiet … and I wanted cake … to be fully honest I wanted to bribe my family with cakey happiness. Continue reading

Puddin

We totally needed chocolate pudding.

No to ways about it.

Chocolate.
Pudding.

So we went for it.

You need this:

  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 2T cornstarch
  • 3 c milk
  • 1/3 c unsweetened powdered cocoa
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1T butter
  • 1ish t vanilla

Mix the starch, sugar and cocoa.

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A whisk works very well for this. Continue reading

Curry

If you know me, you know I love curries.

Here is another!

You need:

  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2-4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3-4 cubed medium potatoes
  • 2-3 chopped carrots
  • 1/2-1 c broccoli
  • 2-4 T curry
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 c veg broth
  • 1/2 c rinsed lentils
  • Rice, cooked ;)

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Saute onion and garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil until soft. Continue reading

Soooooofffffft pretzels

We needed pretzels for lunches and since it’s a between – paychecks kind of week I’m making stuff.

Like granola bars.
And cookies.
And maybe more cookies.
And bread,  as always.

I usually give them pretzel sticks in their lunches but jazzy asked for soft pretzels so here we go!

What you need:

  • 4-4 1/2 c flour
  • 2 1/4 t (1 packet) yeast
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 T oil
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 T salt
  • 3 querts boiling water
  • 1 slightly beaten egg white
  • 1 T water
  • Sesame or poppy seeds, pretzel salt

Take 1 1/2 c flour and the yeast and mix, set aside.

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In a medium saucepan combine milk,  sugar, 1 t salt and oil. Heat and stir until 120-130°. Continue reading

Lasagna

I love lasagna!

This amazing layer-cake of casseroles is fun to make, beautiful in a cross-section and delicious.

I’ve always loved the process of creating a lasagna, and when I got my beautiful new Polish pottery dish in the mail from Miss Alex, I knew that’s what we needed to have for dinner.

My favorite lasagnes include sausage and lots of veg, but I went for a more basic one this time. Continue reading

Puttin’ on the (cheesy) Ritz (chicken)

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So, we’re always looking for food that our kids will actually eat.  An issue many of you can probably relate to…

I’m a fan of schnitzel, however my kids won’t eat the real kind because, well, veal is calf and calf is cute (as are cows apparently).  They’re also not big fans of turkey or chicken schnitzel (yet gobble down nuggets).  So, a friend mentioned this recipe in passing and I figured I’d try it.  Only issue?  No actual recipe.  Kind of winged it…no pun intended.  Measurements, where they exist are rather imprecise.

So, what do you need?

What 'cha need - milk, egg, chicken, crackers and cheese

What ‘cha need – milk, egg, chicken, crackers and cheese

Chicken (boneless breasts, wings, whatever strikes your fancy) – this is about a pound Continue reading

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