My computer is littered with half written posts. There are posts about food that I forgot to photograph, photographs with no matching write up, things I made so long ago they no longer seem relevant and the lone picture of the rising sticky buns with no baked buns to go with it. Seems we started eating devouring like starving wolves before a picture could be taken.
We have been cooking and eating around there though. Lately we've cooked quite a few things from other blogs. Here's a list of recent hits:
Pizza for breakfast
from Smitten Kitchen. This was a very well received surprise for my husband. The recipe makes two savory, egg topped pizzas. We made one and reserved the other half of the dough for a more traditional dinner type pizza another night. I have to say this is probably my favorite pizza dough so far and we've made many.
And while I'm mentioning one delicious find from Smitten Kitchen, I might as well add another. The thick and chewy granola bars
have been made around here at least three times. Yes, they are that good. They are so good that I can put one in my husbands lunch box and it does get eaten. True story, I married a man without a sweet tooth. I have no idea how that happened. The bars are chewy and delicious. I do use the smaller amount of sugar called for in the recipe. Combinations of dried cranberries or cherries or apricots with pecans or walnuts or almonds or a mix have all been awesome.
Movies at home required some theatre style snacks. Instead of the usual popcorn we serve, this time we got fancy and made pretzel bites and cheese sauce
. Hot pretzels would be our sons favorite movie treat. The pretzels were shiny and salty with a bit of chewy thrown in. Must invest in official pretzel salt for next time.
A simple loaf of Honey Whole Wheat bread
really hit the spot. Whether hot with dinner and slathered with butter or eaten as toast for breakfast or serving as the base for my favorite lunch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, this bread was just perfect.
One of my husbands favorite types of dinners are what he has dubbed "one bowl". He likes it when I use these wonderful wide and shallow bowls we have and layer the whole meal inside like Japanese donburi. The other night we thoroughly enjoyed honey soy chicken
over rice with steamed broccoli arranged around the edges. I did cut down the recipe and made about 1/3 of the sauce. I also used less honey because I don't care for very sweet main dishes. Oh, and our chicken around here is always skinless. It was quick, easy and tasty and the leftovers kept me happy at lunchtime.
Back to breakfast; we also enjoyed these raisin bran muffins
on several mornings over the last week. Easy to mix and just bake what you need saving the rest of the batter for another time. What could be simpler?