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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: Pesto Gnocchi Soup

by heather
Last week when I started browsing through Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week, this was the recipe that I was most excited about trying. Thing 1 looked at the picture in the book and said "Mom, it looks like there are giant bugs in that soup. Gross" How is it that I have been her mother for this long and she has never tried gnocchi? Those are not bugs, those are the best kind of pasta you can get sans cheese! When I lived in Argentina, this pasta Read more [...]

Roasted Potato & Fennel Soup

by heather
The past two weeks, the bountiful basket has included fennel. Fennel is awesome. It has vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, fiber, calcium and iron. A one cup serving contains 27 calories. Fennel reportedly has medicinal properties, improving digestive health and helping with menstrual cramps. It even makes multiple appearances in Greek mythology, and was used as an award for ancient marathon runners. How would that feel? 'You just ran 25 miles in sandals. You win a VEGETABLE!' I personally would have Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Kale and Potato Enchiladas

by heather
Recently in our Bountiful Basket we got kale. What does one do with this cabbage-like vegetable? If you can get a good deal on mangos, I recommend this salad. (But I generally try to cook with what I have in my pantry and what I get from the produce co-op.) So we referred to the Veganomicon, it has yet to sir us wrong. In their recipe, it gives instructions on how to make your own enchilada sauce, which I'm sure would taste fantastic, but I used a can of Las Palmas chile verde sauce, because it is Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

by heather
Since becoming a vegetarian I've made a few attempts at Shepherd's Pie and they were failures. I more or less gave up on the dish, but for some reason it is Thing 1's favorite, and it's what she requested for her recent birthday. (Of course she is thinking of the traditional comfort food variety with meat.) So I purchased a small quantity of ground beef, (One thing I don't miss about eating meat is touching it when it's raw, or cooking it. Bleg.)and made her a small shepherd's pie. While I was Read more [...]

Masala Brussels Sprouts with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

by heather
I didn't plan on blogging about this meal from the other night, but it turned out so well I thought that I would share. Seriously, Thing 1 and my husband both decided that they like Brussels sprouts after eating them this way. This is a big deal. I mean they are Brussels sprouts. I have to share a secret like that. My husband said "Wow, I didn't plan on these being awesome. When you said you were going to make this, I thought sure 'we have Brussels sprouts and we need to use them', but you surprised Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Potato Pearl Soup

by heather
Ok,  if you have potato pearls you have to try this. To quote my husband "It tastes like Thanksgiving in a bowl." And it's EASY! If you don't have potato pearls, go get some.  I found this winner in Food Storage for the Clueless by Clark and Kathryn Kidd, which a friend recommended to me. Unfortunately it is out of print and it was awhile before a copy was available for less than $40. I eventually found one and I haven't really started reading it, just trying a few recipes. This soup Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Shepherd’s Pie

by heather
 This is Thing 1's "favorite non-sugary food". And I love that it is super easy to make. I could probably get her to make it next time, if I cook the meat first, it's that easy. This is the way that my mom made shepherd's pie growing up and I love it, but I have since learned that shepherd's pie traditionally has green beans and some sort of tomato-based sauce. I really don't think that I could get my kids to eat something like that, but this way works for us. And when I take the leftovers to Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Mini Meatloaves and Mashed Potatoes

by heather
Surprisingly of all my food storage recipes, my meatloaf is the biggest crowd pleaser (with the exception of my wheatberry salsa, but that's more a snack than a meal.) This is unfortunate, because I generally try to avoid preparing meals that involve me squishing my fingers in raw meat.  My in-laws (who as a group are generally against eating healthy) love it and every time I bring the leftovers to work, someone asks me what in the world I am eating because it smells amazing. Seems like good Read more [...]

Sour Cream and Cheddar Potatoes

by heather
Here's a recipe that I made up Saturday night after work (equals quick and easy). It was so yummy that I made it again. This and a green salad makes a very satisfying meal. So if you were wondering 'What in the world should I do with these little yellow potatoes from my Bountiful Basket?', give this a try. It kind of reminds me of a dutch oven breakfast that my leaders often made when I went to girl's camp as a teenager.Sour Cream and Cheddar Potatoes2 lbs butter gold baby potatoes, scrubbed and Read more [...]

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