Saturday, February 20, 2010

Adventures in cooking.

Zach was gone the begining of this week on a bball trip so Reagan I were roughing it on our own. I always struggle with what to cook on those kind of days since I know between just the two of us, there will be a ton of leftovers. I am usually better about making from-scratch-ish breakfasts on the weekends which works out well because then I freeze all pancakes/waffles/muffins and then grab a few each morning to defrost for us. I didn't do that last weekend so I decided on the ol' classic: "breakfast for dinner" meal. I tried a recipe from my go-to cookbook which is the Better Homes & Gardens newlywed one, and found the best, most delicious, most fluffy,pancakes ever. This recipe is what has been missing from your lives.

2 c flour
1/4 c sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 c milk
1 c sour cream
1/3 c butter
1 c blueberries


I've never made hamburgers patties before (always just buy them) but I was curious to see if there is a big difference between them. Well. THERE IS. Recipe also from same cookbook, I decided to get all fancy and do stuffed ones too. AH-mazing. Party in your mouth. So filling though that Zach just ate one and I could only eat half. I tweaked it a little by addng chopped peppers into the stuffing, lawry's salt, hot sauce and provolone instead of mozarella cheese into the meat mixture (in regards to the cheese mix up: first time thats ever happened/ever will happen since you'd assume we think cheddar and mozzarella are the only cheeses that have ever existed. oh and the mexican mix one.)


George was busting his trash to grill these up...
I like how you can make them so much thicker than the dinky frozen ones. Obviously this takes a lot more time to prepare but I could very well do these and... my answer to everything... freeze them! Also, what I like about this book is that there are step by step instructions next to the things that you might have trouble assembling. De-boning chicken, setting a table, cutting sugar cookies, hollowing out potatoes for twice baked potatoes, etc. So there you go, me expanding my knowledge as a wife and mother right before your very eyes. (I'm well aware this post wasn't very interesting, I'll try to make up for it later in the week.)


Sheila said...

Cracked me up about "George'" being put to the test!

Can't wait to see you guys! xoxo, Mom

Shain & Katie said...

Hello! I couldn't help but notice you played a little hookie in class today. Well, to our surprise you made it on facebook around class-time =) Sneaky. Blame Casey and her addiction as well!

See you Wednesday!