Day 17 - Happy New Year - Veggie Stock
Day Sixteen - Holiday Baking Part I
PB & J Thumbprint Cookies and Salty Nut Truffles.
Day Fifteen - Candy Canes & Bacon
Bacon finally discovered the candy canes on the lower branches of the tree.
Day - Thirteen - Madras
or Coconut Curry White Chocolate Ganache covered in dark chocolate.
I have learned two important things in my candy exploration. I need a digital thermometer and I need the tools the book told me to get lmao. yea.. Batch 1 = 1/2 failure 1/2 success.
Day Twelve - An Ode to Julia Child
I tried making Julia Child's recipe for Chocolate Almond cake with a Chocolate butter icing.
My god is it amazing.
Day Eleven - Fromage Blanc
So our local CSA - farmersfreshcsa.com/index.php had a Farm day this weekend, one of the places that we visited was the local creamery, Udderly Cool Dairy. Sampled the cheese, met the delightful owners and bought some cheddar, jack and this AMAZING fromage blanc.
Day 10 - Stupid Simple Crockpot Tacos
3 Organic Chicken Breasts
1 16 oz jar of Clean Salsa
Mix salsa & seasoning together.
Place chicken breasts in crockpot, top with salsa mixture. Cook on low for 5 - 7 hours until done. Shred chicken and stir until mixed well with salsa.
Serve w/ soft tacos, shredded cheddar and lettuce.
Day Nine - Chicken Pot Pie
And is DEFINITELY worth the effort. The only difference I made was that I cooked my diced up chicken breasts in diced pearl onions and about a tbs of minced garlic.
Day Eight - Cheddar & Scallion Popovers
from Garden Fresh Meals, by Better Homes & Gardens.
Amazing with eggs & potatoes mixed with butter, lemon juice and chives.
Day Seven - Pizza
My husband is a pizza fiend. No seriously, he's one of those people who would eat it every day of the week if he could.
So once we started on this clean eating thing, I had to find a way to satisfy his(and my if I'm honest) pizza craving. I found this amazing pizza recipe. And it REALLY was amazing. It's definitely going to be a recipe that I make frequently. Not usually a fan of cooked spinach, but it really worked here.
I did make a few changes. I added more cheese, and I added just a touch of organic pasta sauce.
Day Six - Eggs & Potatoes.
Last night I made steak & potatoes for dinner. The potato recipe I got from my Garden Fresh Cooking cook book. A very simple recipe that involves teeny boiled potatoes that you mix in a little lemon juice, chives, salt & pepper and butter.
We had leftovers this morning for breakfast with a sunny side up egg. We get organic farm fresh eggs whenever possible, they taste and look much better than the regular eggs from the grocery store.