Before work Tuesday morning, I spent some time online looking for recipes (at the UNEARTHLY hour of 5:30 a.m.). I wanted to find a GOOD recipe for ranch salad dressing, cheesy broccolli and rice casserole and cream of mushroom soup. So when I got home from work (after stopping at the bulk food store to buy some of the ingredients to make these items) I got busy in the kitchen:
Todd and the kids are my guinnea pigs. The waffles are all gone, the muffins are all gone, the saucy pork chops were a hit. So I'm guessing that so far, this new way of cooking is becoming a big hit with them. Todd is of course complaining that I am feeding him to well. My response.....give me a chance to get some of the leftovers into the freezer and you won't be tempted.....
It was a little labor intensive (in that I had no cans of cream of mushroom soup and had to make my own from scratch before making the cheesy broccolli and rice casserole - but I'm sure the homemade soup is much better for us. And I froze the leftovers immediately into quantities that I can use again in recipes) but it was oh so worth it:
Yes, it takes a little more time (especially as I am a very slow cook) but.....it's oh so much yummier than buying the stuff ready to eat from the store. And you know it is a good day when Tyler eats broccolli, rice and cheese all together. On the same plate, in the same pile. And says he would be happy with the exact same meal. Every. Single. Day.
I think I need to come up with something new for tonight though. Todd may revolt if I feed him chicken 2 days in a row:)