We’re spending some time by the ocean and here’s what we had for dinner the other night. Just a perfect dish for anytime , but the dish was really good for a little vacation time! It’s so easy and packed with lots of flavor. I like it with a little more heat so I added more chipotle peppers. Don’t wait for vacation to try these shrimp and grits now is the perfect time. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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This blueberry yogurt loaf is just what you want with your morning coffee or at the end of a great meal. It’s a dense, lemony, buttery loaf of goodness. I’ve made it at least six times in the last month. It’s that good.
Don’t get the wrong idea and think it is a blueberry pound cake. It’s not. It’s a cross between a pound cake and a quick bread. It’s a lovely thing because you can use two bowls and you need no mixer.
School’s been in session for three months. Really? I’ve been in a whirlwind of what? Where have the days gone? Am I the only one that’s wondering what’s happening to time? Let’s slow time down. Do you agree? I want to enjoy, just soak it all in, live each second before it slips away. I don’t want to miss a thing! What about you?
I’m so glad that I tried this recipe at home before making it for 130 students. So many things can go wrong even with the simplest of dishes . After taking a closer look at this I discovered that one of the pepperoni balls has 350 calories. Well, that may be fine and good for my swimmers and football players but for the average person that’s not what I would like to encourage as a snack. With that said I set out to reduce the calories by cutting the serving size to 80 calories. The original recipe called for an entire biscuit. I cut each biscuit into quarters and proceeded with the original recipe. It really came out beautifully, but did not have the pizza punch that I wanted and it was a little time-consuming. So I used a recipe from the dark ages and my students thought it was genius. I couldn’t believe that only two or three had made small pizzas using biscuit dough. They all said , “Why would we make them when we can just buy frozen pizza pockets at the grocery store? ” Now they can create their own pizza appetizers and control the ingredients.
Here’s what we made in class on Friday our first lab of the year. The first time in the kitchen always makes for some interesting writing here. Just imagine 33 teens in a room with six kitchens all trying to get Danish in the oven, tables set, and kitchens cleaned in a mere 45 minutes. It is organized chaos!!! One group added their milk a day early and two groups got the Danish confused with the icing and added a heaping cup of powdered sugar to the dry ingredients. Another student used a pastry blender as a mixing tool. I haven’t figured that one out yet. After four hours and 124 students later I left feeling exhausted both mentally and physically. It was a great lab with only three wrong turns out of twenty-four that hit the nail on the head.
Here’s what I did to change it up and I loved the results and so did my family. Looking for something sweet, tart and very simple here it is Lemon Cheese Danish with Lemon icing.
I can count the number of times on one hand that I’ve cooked or eaten butternut squash. Someone should have introduced me to this jewel of a soup a long time ago. I will be making this many times! It’s amazing both hot or cold. It’s restaurant good.
Sonja one of my fellow teachers, loves to cook. She and I share recipes and this is one of hers. I knew it was a hit when her son brought a cup of it to school for his girlfriend to taste. When does that ever happen?
School is now is session! Three days mimicked ten days. Schedule changes, reading the handbook, going over rules and regulations made for boredom. I did treat my classes Friday with these Fudgy Rocky Road Bars. They got rave reviews and some of my new students tried them out on their families and friends this weekend. That’s success! I will keep you posted about my classes, but so far so good.
Last night I tried this side dish that I have had bookmarked all summer from Katie Workman The M0m 100 Cookbook. It’s a great way to use the fresh corn that is so plentiful now. The dish is packed with flavor. I’m talking bacon, red pepper, shallots, spinach and corn. It will be a great addition to any entre, but you know what I think it would be perfect to stand alone. Just eat the whole bowlful with nothing else. Heaven.
I cannot think of many meats that I like better than some tender messy ribs. You know the ones where the meat just falls off the bone. I’ll be the first to say that I have not had good luck with ribs until I watched this how-to video with Sarah Carey. I just love this girl. You can bet that I’m going use her expertise in my classroom this year. What a great resource for my students!! Anyway back to these ribs. They are fabulous!!! It’s really the cooking method that makes them so good. Add whatever rub and sauce that is your favorite. Personally I really liked the one here. I did think that the amount of salt was way too much so I reduced it by half. This is easy, easy! I mean anyone can do this!!! There is one step that cannot be eliminated and that is to remove the membrane. You will have the worst ribs ever if you fail to do this small step. Turn the ribs to the bony side. Take a knife and lift a small bit of the membrane. Holding the membrane with a piece of paper towel pull the membrane as if you were removing cellophane tape from the meat. You might get lucky and get it in one big piece, but that is not likely. With that one step and low heat you will have the most tender ribs ever!
Love this recipe!!! My neighbor Kim had these had a party and I must have eaten 12 without even thinking. They are so good. There is nothing better than finding a great recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to put together and is healthy. I’ve served these at least six times this summer and everyone is so amazed. You will be,too. Just keep this idea in your back pocket for your next get together. It is a hit for sure. Hope your summer is going well. My vacation time is coming to an end as of July 31!