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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

by heather
This weekend we had a potluck and after going out of town I had a lot of milk that was close to expiration, plus a lot of potatoes, so I made this soup to share. I adapted it from several that I found online and it turned out pretty good. I'm not going to pretend that this soup is good for you, but it is delicious. Makes 8-10 servings Loaded Baked Potato Soup 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup flour 7 cups milk 5 large potatoes, baked and cut into quarters 1 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Easy Baked-Style Beans

by heather
This weeks food storage experiment is inspired by a recipe from the Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. Whenever I see instructions that say 'put in the oven for an hour (plus)', I think, 'this is the part where I stick it in my crockpot instead so I don't have to worry about it.' And I changed the ingredients a tad. These beans taste like the 'baked beans' from a can without the super-sweet high fructose corn syrup factor. This one was a hit with my family. Thing 1 was so excited that Read more [...]

Vegan French Dip Sandwiches

by heather
This recipe has been an evolving experiment that started with a funeral or three. My husband's grandmother, affectionately known as 'Super Grandma' passed away, two weeks after 'Super Grandpa' had died. Awhile later my mother-in-law's only brother who had been living there also passed away. After the last funeral we went to the house and began going through their belongings. In a cupboard someone found an ancient bottle of Burgundy. Super Grandma loved to golf and would often win fancy bottles of Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Tortellini Soup and Breadsticks

by heather
Early this week on a cold and windy day (57 degrees is cold for St George) a friend posted a soup recipe on Facebook. I saw it and said 'That is what I am making for dinner tonight'. (Thank you, Shannon!) Since becoming a vegetarian I don't use my slow-cooker nearly as often. This needs to change. So here we are,  tortellini crock-pot soup and quick bread sticks. Super easy, relatively healthy, tastes good, uses food storage. That's how I like to roll. Tortellini Slow-cooker Soup Food Storage Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Apple Cinnamon Wheat Berries

by heather
This breakfast seems perfect for a cold morning. I wish that I had found this recipe a few months ago. Apple-Cinnamon Wheat Berries Food Storage Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups dry wheat kernels (wheat berries) 3 & 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats 1 cup apple juice or water 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 6 Tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries 1/4 cup sliced almonds or cashews (optional) Fresh Ingredients: 1/2 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pumpkin Coconut Curry

by heather
When I tell my friends that I spend about $250 each month on groceries for our family of five I get various skeptical responses. People assume that we live off of Top Ramen and potatoes, or that I spend all of my time gardening and baking. (My kids would actually eat Ramen noodles every day if I let them, but I generally trying to push things like sandwiches and produce. Also, our gardening attempts have all been epic failures and I only bake a few times each month.) We actually eat a variety of Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Easy Home Canned Applesauce

by heather
Awhile ago when looking at the Bountiful Basket (the local produce co-op) options, I saw that they had a 32 lb case of Granny Smith apples for $25. I couldn't pass that up. I made 12 quarts of pie filling and applesauce, oh baby. Then I realized that I have yet to blog about making applesauce. I do apologize for this, I'm not sure how I missed it, because it is Thing 1's favourite thing that I can. And it's pretty easy. I make my crock pot do most of the work, resulting in my house smelling AWESOME Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Caramelized Onion & Roasted Tomato Chili

by heather
Earlier this week my running buddies convinced me that I should enter the neighborhood chili cook-off.  I realized that since becoming a vegetarian I haven't even made chili. (Ironic, I know because I eat beans almost every day.) So I invented a new recipe. I took my time and tried to make it special and I thought that it turned out pretty well. It has some kick, but is not overwhelmingly hot. I honestly think it is my best chili recipe so far. I'm assuming that people liked it because my crockpot Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Lazy Chipotle BBQ Beans

by heather
As I mentioned earlier this week, we had some flooding. As a result I have less available time for meal preparation and I have several cans of food that have tiny rust spots on the edges. I want to use them as soon as possible so the food doesn't spoil. I threw this together and let it cook while I cleaned, and cleaned and cleaned. :S I served it with cornbread and it turned out rather well, if I do say so myself. Good flavor, not too spicy. And did I mention that it's so easy? My husband and enjoyed Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cafe Rio Style Black Beans-CopyCat recipe

by heather
Recently I was on a church committee to help with a dinner for the women in our neighborhood aka the Relief Society Birthday Dinner, which we're not allowed to call a birthday dinner anymore. Don't ask why, I don't know. We decided on chicken taco salads. We decided to purchase pre-seasoned and cooked black beans in #10 cans. One of my assignments was to bring said cans of beans in my crock pot. The night before my friend brought the beans to my house. Apparently our local Costco does not carry pre-seasoned Read more [...]

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