Monday, March 26, 2012

Summer is moving in fast!!

Fantastic link to homemade popcicles!!!  Which will be VERY important in a few short weeks!  :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

You know you've got good friends when...

...They message you ways to celebrate major holidays DYE-FREE!!!

My friend Stephanie posted this on my Facebook page and it made me all kinds of happy, I was already trying to figure out what the heck I'm going to do this year!! 

How to Naturally Dye Eggs!!!

SO trying this!!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Scratch Stroganoff

I love stroganoff.  It was a staple, thanks to Hamburger Helper when we first got married.  But in our diet overhaul and Charlotte's allergies, Hamburger Helper is no longer our friend.  And so I decided to experiment on a whim this last week...and here is what I came up with...relying on how it smelled and tasted on the spoon.

Brown lean beef or deer meat
Cook some whole wheat egg noodles

In a seperate pot mix up 2 cups beef broth, sea salt to taste, minced onions (I like dried, but whatever floats your boat), about 1/2 a bottled Guiness, and 1-2 tablespoons potato starch...and let it cool a smidge and add about a cup of precooked dry or canned navy (or northern) beans...

Right before you serve it throw a little plain Greek yogurt on it and mix it up right before you serve it and you seriously can't tell the difference from anything I've had before.  According to my 13 year old son, if you leave out the Greek yogurt, it tastes like Krystals...if that kind of thing appeals to you!!  :)

Masala Pineapple Rice Bowl

2 Cups Brown long grain Jasmine rice
1-2 cups black beans (cooked from dry or organic canned)
Diced chicken cooked in butter or olive oil, I think I used 3-4 breasts
canned or fresh pineapple, probably about 2 cups

Sea salt and masala seasoning to taste...  I was pretty generous with the masala in both the chicken and when I combined everything... 

A little sweet, salty, and spicy...SO good!! And the kids all like it!!! The very best part! :)