Archive for July, 2015

Apple Bread Pudding

Apple Bread Pudding

Serves: 4-6

Time: 1 hr(ish)

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Bread Shredder

So this is different than my usual recipe format today. This one isn’t really a recipe. It’s more of a cooking advice column. What to do when something is either starting to get old on you or didn’t turn out perfectly. Let me tell you my tragic tale of adversity and triumph. So first off, I made potato chips at home. Very good, but very bad for you. Also, they happened to use of the rest of my vegetable oil. Then, I made apple cider cake, not realizing that said cake required vegetable oil and that we were now completely out. So I upped the butter slightly and skipped the oil. The cake was good, but dry (shock there) So what to do? Answer, make apple cider cake bread pudding.

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Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Serves: 4-6

Time: 1 hr(ish)

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Meatball makers

When I make my meatballs I mix ground beef and pork. Since ground meat is generally sold by the pound unless you buy it from the butcher case (does anyone even do that anymore?) that meant I had two pounds of mixed meat to use up. That’s a lot of meatballs, even for me. So instead I opted to make half into meatballs and half in to this lovely soup. I sort of mashed together an adaptation of several recipes and it came out quite well. The original recipe from the 60s that I used called for beef stock but I thought that would be too heavy. I also added the customary spinach in an effort to make things a bit healthier. Since you don’t have to use a mixture of meats to make these meatballs (most recipes I found called for just straight beef) I think I’ll make this my go to recipe whenever I want to use up extra ground meat.

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Meatballs

Meatballs

Serves: 4

Time: 1 hr(ish)

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Shaping meatballs

So last night I made meatballs. I really like meatballs even though they aren’t the best for you. I don’t make them often because my husband isn’t a huge fan of them, although both of my children really love them. He does have a point that even the best meatball can be pretty heavy at times. Thus for me they are a winter food. So anyway, I made them and they turned out quite well and tasty and I was pleased as I’d been craving them for a while. That part however, the craving that is, is not my fault though. It’s all my employers fault.

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