Sunday, January 30, 2011

Recipes In My Near Future (o:

This week will be very busy as my weeks have been lately. However, I'm hoping to fit in SOME blog time and share with you at least one or two fun new recipes... 

Last week I made homemade Chinese sesame chicken and it was surprisingly amazing. Dan gave it a 5 out of 5 rating! Haha! Here's a lovely picture:

Now you may drool over these recipes that I hope will show up in my week's cooking:

On the plan for Monday is Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup. This is a recipe that I found online, but I doubt I will follow it exactly - I never do! Call me stubborn....

2-3 lbs. beef shank or meaty soup bones
1 tbsp. salt
1/4 tsp. leaf thyme or marjoram
6 peppercorns or 1/4 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
2 whole allspice
2 cubes or tsp. beef bouillon
6 c. water
2 med. potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 med. carrots, sliced
1 sm. onion, chopped
2 c. (1 lb. can) undrained tomatoes
1 1/2 c. (12 oz. can) drained whole corn (or any combination of vegetables)

On the schedule for Wednesday I want to make pork chops... I thought this recipe sounded yummy.

And depending on whether I can get to the store to pick up some tortillas or not, I thought that Enchiladas sounded good for Friday. HERE is that recipe. (o:

Also on Tuesday, the kids in my student teaching placement will attempt to make bread from scratch. We are learning about colonial times and will also learn about the power of yeast! Haha. This recipe sounds like a great one to try... maybe I'll practice tonight!
By the way, if you want to know the REAL way that people in colonial times made bread, check out this website that explains why it took all day!

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