Monday, February 15

where does your food come from?

I saw this shocking video on YouTube tonight.

I've never been a fan of Whole Foods.  I mean, yes, you can go in there and know that there is no high fructose corn syrup or red dye #40 in their stuff.  But where do peaches come from in March?  Not Georgia and not California and especially not Colorado.  Or asparagus...that stuff is not growing anywhere near me right now.  Or cantaloupe.  Don't get me started!!!  Yes I'm getting tired of eating cabbage and potatoes and carrots right now, but that's what we have folks. my soapbox.  I just wondered where your food comes from.  I'm trying really hard to know where mine comes from.

Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Pudding Cake

I saw this recipe just before Aleena's birthday in January and immediately thought of her.  Like me, she adores her peanut butter and chocolate.  And this is one of those cakes that makes the pudding sauce underneath so it doesn't require frosting.  It just needs a little ice cream to go with it.  And the best part?  Well maybe not the best part...but it's made in the crock pot!

The recipe is here.  I used my 6 quart oval crock pot.  And I decided to double the cake portion because it just didn't look like enough for our family of 8 plus a friend.  It would have been enough because we had half the cake leftover.  I didn't double the sauce portion because that just seemed like a lot of sugar, but we didn't really have enough sauce for the amount of cake.  But no one was complaining.

A word of caution...this is not for those interested in presentation.  It was a very unattractive cake in the crock pot.  But in the bowl, with the cake and the hot fudge pudding sauce and some vanilla ice cream....BLISS!

I look forward to making this one again.  It will be nice in the summer too when it's too hot for the oven, but I still want to make a dessert.  It will be perfect with homemade ice cream.

Saturday, February 13

new breakfast idea, sausage and cheese biscuit roll up

I saw a recipe for this the other day and it looked like something my family would really like.  I'm not posting a recipe because it's just too easy.

Take your favorite biscuit recipe and roll it out to about 1/2 inch thickness.  Try to keep it in a rectangle.  Spread about 1 cup cooked sausage over the top, then add about 3/4 cup shredded cheese over that.  Roll up jelly roll style and slice into 1 inch slices.  Bake on cookie sheet like you would your biscuits.

I was a little heavy handed with the sausage and they fell apart some, but they were still really tasty.  There are a few left too since my oldest son is on a sleep over!

Sunday, February 7


Yep, I wrote one out, but I'm not posting it simply because it takes too much time and time is a very precious commodity these days.

Hope all is well out there in blog-land!

Thursday, February 4

It's a challenge!

I haven't posted about this yet but I am part of a real food challenge sponsored by one of my favorite bloggers.

So far the challenge has been about cleaning out our pantries and refilling them with good things.  We were also encouraged to do a soaked grain recipe.  And today is starting a sourdough starter.

I think I am already messed up because yesterday I baked sourdough bread, but I think it will be OK.

A lot of these first few steps are ones I have already taken in our kitchen.  If you're interested, you can still join in!