I really like the idea of making food from scratch… i love to cook and bake and progressively I’m getting better. Because i enjoy it and I have the time to play in my kitchen… i have been.
that said I had a failed attempt at drying apples in the oven today… should I leave a comment next to this “easy” pinterest pin? Nahhh better to try and fail and try again then to lament…
Monday (yes this past Monday) I made beet and cauliflower soup courtesy of February’s Martha Stewart magazine…
it was Delicious
me, the dad, and the Bear liked it. the others tried it and did not… However Boo did say, ” it is beautiful Mama, it just’s not tasty”
it was a beautiful soup, i think i will try dying some napkins or something with beets later on… i personally love the earthy taste of beets.
totally an easy recipe… but better served with a meal it’s not very filling.
1 diced onion (browned in olive oil)
3 chopped beats
1 head of chopped cauliflower (add to pan after onions are translucent)
cover in chicken stock ( or veg. whatever you prefer)
bring to a boil… cover and let simmer until everything is soft
let cool… and puree in small batches
Tomorrow morning i thought i’d try some pancakes (not from a box)
i attempted to get as much of it prepared as I could ( the dry ingredients are in the yellow bowl)… we shall see
I also tried putting a pot of water/ sliced oranges and a bit of vanilla extract on a back burner and let it simmer for a few hours. errrrmygod mi casa smelled wonderful… this i highly recommend doing before anyone comes over, they’ll want to stay for dinner it smells SO GOOD !
and for a side note completely random….
my girls were super funny this afternoon…
the Monk now poses when the camera comes out, she was trying so hard to keep a ridiculous silly face plastered to her mug that when it finally broke and she had cracked both herself and me up I got this one
as for the bear who has been picking her own clothes out for the last few weeks and demanding a wardrobe change with each diaper change, I found her sporting my kicks in the yard this morning
these must be her what ever what ever shoes! because by 3 o’clock when the kids got home she opted for her vintage butter cream dress circa 1970 (thank you Aunt Darlene)
“oh this old thing? why I only wear this when I don’t care how I look”
I LOVE MY GIRLS