Lettuce, 2 tomatoes, 3 carrots, ½ onion, plenty of potatoes, 1 parsnip 1 leek & some limes. Should be fun to do. I’ve had lots of guests here that means my fridge looks like a Tupperware party. John and I are working through them little by little.
A few years ago we went to Pakistan for some meetings and I brought back many spices and packages of spice mixes. Last week I made some really yummy Masala with left over lamb and put that over rice. Super spicy & hot. I added some frozen peas to it. The trouble is, one recipe for us lasts 3 or more meals… seems like we eat it forever!
Friends sent us some REAL maple syrup and we are enjoying that on french toast & pancakes for breakfasts. Not a drop gets wasted!
No, it”s not REAL maple syrup, but it does taste good for those of us who can neither afford nor find the real thing. Of course the real thing is not a Spanish product and not commonly found, & I really don’t have the food budget for it either. Here’s what I do:
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
¼ teaspoon maple flavoring
Stir ingredients together. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, and cool. Pour into a serving container (I use a jar and store it in my fridge) Makes 1 pint
* friends & family are kind enough to send me maple flavoring.
Orange Juice (or why not mimosas?)
Baking Mix Pancakes
2¼ cups baking mix (see the recipe on this blog)
¼ cup sugar
1½ cups water
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
Mix ingredients until moist. The batter should be lumpy. Cook on a hot greased griddle. Flip when bubbles break on the surface and the edges begin to dry.
Makes 15-18 medium pancakes
There really is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9)and this recipe surely has been around for a number of years. Now, with the ‘crisis’ and every one watching their pennies (as we all should in good times and bad), I thought I’d post it again. It’s the base for time saving recipes, like pancakes, biscuits and muffins.
I mix up a batch then store it in the fridge we have in the garage but you can keep it on the shelf if you don’t use the butter. I promise, it only takes 15 mins and will save you time and money in the long run.
- 9 cups of flour
- 2/3 cup dry milk
- 3 Tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 cup shortening or ½ shortening & ½ butter
Mix dry ingredients. Cut in Shortening. Use a mixer on low to cut in the shortening to save time. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
You can use this as you would any ‘Bisquick’ recipe but I will also post some recipes using this baking mix.