I made a creamy broccoli soup which was made creamy by adding an avocado. No flour or potato in it, yet very very delicious! I also tried a lentil salad made with cooked vegetables and raw red cabbage. That was also very tasty.
Had potato skins with bacon, onion and cheeze topping this weekend. Really nice with a change.
Thought we'd try sweet potatoes for our next food project, because apparently it's very tasty. It's not common in grocery stores around here, and I saw them first a few days ago. I'd never thought they were that big! I thought they were more like big potatoes in size, not closing in on watermelon...
Anyway, does someone perhaps know some good sweet potato recipes for someone who hasn't tasted them before, and to be honest, someone who hates experimenting with cooking (mom, not me)?
Spent the weekend baking: chocolate chip cookies, Chinese sugar cookies, brownies, a couple of pies. The chocolate chip cookies turned out really hard (yet somehow not burnt) but the brownies and the pies were perfect. Next time I get the chance I'm gonna try crème brûlée.
Glowingstarsinajar: Come over! Bake for me! I rarely put together anything sweet. What are Chinese sugar cookies? I've been craving oatmeal cookies. I used to make up cookie dough and then refrigerate it and bake a pan at a time. Later, I shaped it into balls and froze them, taking out only what I wanted to bake. The frozen ones were not as good, but maybe if I played with the dough more to find what freezes well.
Frankomando: Was the eggless cookie dough simply cookie dough without egg or did you do something different to it?
Simmer22: Sweet potatoes are wonderful. You can roast them or prick them and bake them a few minutes at a time in the microwave. Top with sauteed onions, sour cream or cottage cheese, sauteed greens, or sauteed sweet red pepper. They're delicious in Thai style curries and stews with lentils, dark leafy greens, tomatoes and spices. This one is ok and gives the basic idea: http://pinchofyum.com/creamy-thai-s...toes-and-lentil
You can also slice them into thick slices or sticks, brush with olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne, and bake in the oven to make something similar to "fries". Served with regular potatoes cooked similarly makes for an interesting side dish of "fries".
I am obsessed with the crock pot now. Last night I was going to cook a roast, realized it was 23:00, and my husband said I should google doing it in the pot. So ten hours later, I have this falling apart pork roast, and thinking pulled pork sandwiches with some coleslaw and home fries would be delicious. The baby doesn't seem to be picky as of yet, so I just keep piling our supper in front of her, and, amazingly, she's been eating it.