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?
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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.
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?
Are you looking for a summer treat and a way to get the family involved in the kitchen? I found it or I should say Christy found it, made it, and brought it to school to see what we thought and I loved this recipe. So here they are for you to try with the kids. They will love them! The recipe is right off the box of Nabisco Honey Grahams. It’s a healthy substitute for ice cream sandwiches since they are made with yogurt and fresh fruit. I used tart raspberries and bananas which really needed a sprinkle of sugar or a dab of honey to add some sweetness. Just to give you a heads up here, the end product is not going to be a nice creamy texture. It’s fruit and yogurt mixed by hand so it will be a little icy. Be sure to let them thaw a good 5 minutes before serving. Very refreshing!
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 love sausage balls for breakfast. When Syble told be about this recipe that she got from her sister Sue I knew that I had to try it. It’s another easy one that anyone can do. Make and freeze so you can pull them out anytime. My freezer is my friend for so many baked goods. Let it do some work for you. You’ll be that much more organized in the morning when it is crunch time to get out of the door.
Now just imagine what happens when you say this word Frittata to a roomful of high school students. They think it is hilarious. I love it! This was a staple at my house even before I knew what a Frittata was. If you have eggs you can do this. This is your go to meal when you have about thirty minutes to get a meal on the table and you don’t want another sandwich or a bowl of cereal. If you have leftover pan roasted potatoes or hash browns it will be even faster to put together.
I have been preparing all types of vegetables this way forever. For example, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peppers, grape tomatoes are just a few that have hit my skillet. It is so easy to do and if you are in a hurry it is quick as a wink. I love potatoes any way they are prepared, but I love this one in particular because it reminds me so much of homemade fries without the fat. We did these in class and they were a huge hit with everyone. And yes they did let their imaginations go wild and served them in ways that I would dare not ( bacon and cheddar cheese) ! Reminder: their metabolism is running at the high-octane level and mine well, it is a tad slower.
This is a great idea to get your kids in the kitchen. I made these last week for my high school students and they loved them! It is something that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes and the next thing you know you are enjoying them with a cup of Joe! It makes about 30 at about 80 calories each with is not too bad. So if you were like me with some canned biscuits hanging around in the refrigerator these are winners.