Recipes I wish I’d written

Just thought I’d drop a quick line here before we head off to Houston for the weekend.

I found three recipes on the internet that I tried to great success with Simon, so I thought I’d share.

First, on a quest to make arancini last Friday night, I had to start with risotto.  I used Giada’s recipe, but left out the mushrooms and peas.  Simon loved it.  I froze it in cubes and mix in diced chicken, peas, carrots, etc. It looked really boring, so I took a photo of the arancini instead!  It was da bomb!!!

And why the hell have I never made black beans in a slow cooker before?  This was pretty much the easiest damn thing ever.  It easily took 10 hours to cook, as she says in the recipe. This is definitely a recipe for the whole family.  I made black bean tacos out of it.  Did you know that black beans and corn are a complete protein? Simon likes it in his grilled cheese.

Lastly, this morning I made blueberry and cream cheese french toast, and it was AWESOME…albeit a bit dry. I think next time if I press the aluminum foil right up against it while it’s baking and then seal in the edges it will be perfect.  I also made it with challah bread, since I had it on hand.  It worked out wonderfully!

Holla!  Or should I say, Challah!

God I’m cheesy…..

Speaking of which, I made homemade mac’n’cheese last night!  Blog post coming soon!


2 Comments on “Recipes I wish I’d written”

  1. Annie Naylor says:

    mmmmm…. I have yet to try black beans in the crock pot. I will have to try that recipe soon.

    I learned to make homemade corn tortillas in Guatemala, and they are absolutely delicious. So now you have to try it. They’re just masa (ground corn with lime (from limestone)), water and a dry griddle. You just mix corn flour and water, pat-pat-pat into little tortillas and grill for about 2 minutes each.

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