slova ira

based on real and imagined life

september & october foodz November 14, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — slova @ 5:10 pm

foodz i created last 2 months. i eatz yumz. (more pictures linked below.)

i got a recipe book called The Food You Crave by Ellie Kreiger and it’s basically healthy-ish versions of favorite foods. so i experimented with some of them. the first was this baked mac and cheese made with pureed winter squash.  it was really good, but i have to say it doesn’t compare to mom’s (which is also pictured later).

4 Cheese Macaroni

 poor aaron. i love cooking chicken. anything with chicken. it’s so versatile. and oftentimes, so simple. also using a recipe from Ellie Kreiger, i made Tuscan-Style Chicken and Vegetables (recipe here)which involved very little preparation, as the chopping is in large bits.  i also added a small portion of wheat pasta with primavera and grated parmesan cause i’m awesome like that.  the chicken and veggies themselves are a really filling meal and for the record, the leftovers save really well.

the last of my Ellie Kreiger book recipe-tries for this blog entry is Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo (recipe here).  this was super-fast to make.  (confession. i have a new love: Pacific’s Organic Free-Range Low-Sodium Chicken Broth – they make them in really small packages of 1 serving size for cooking purposes and it is really convenient.  i think i just officially became a foodie-nerd.)  this was a delicious, tangy, comforting soup and i will make it again.  adding the lemon-egg mixture the recipe calls for makes it smooth and creamy.
 
next up. family food fun. i visited my mom and sisters on the east coast last month and we ate well. the best part was making it all together.  the first morning in town, my sister, Rebekah, made “Daddy Pancakes” – my grandmother’s recipe for sweet breakfast crepes, dubbed “Daddy Pancakes” in my family since they were not the kind Mom made.
the same evening, my sister, Christina, made New England Clam Chowder. it hit the spot on a chill, rainy day.  (I was also psyched about her amazingly large, magical-looking wooden spoon!)
next day, my mom made her baked mac and cheese  (which is actually my Nana’s old recipe).  
my sister and i made apple pie for dessert. when it was finished, we ate it with fresh-made pumpkin ice cream. BLAZAAM!
that’s it for food. for now. i’m hungry.
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