likethebeer: (Codex Game On)
Made from the book I have, Vegetarian Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes. I finally used vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. It's good! Would have been vegan until (oops) I put in the sour cream. D'oh! But I was thinking vegetable stock would take away what I like about it.

Ok: I'm back to eating.

Edit: I ate it yesterday without sour cream & it was good, too!


Jun. 15th, 2013 08:51 pm
likethebeer: (Codex Game On)
Good thing about my way of making hummus: I use my blender (I don't have a food processor), so I have whole chick peas (it's impossible to get them all ground up). So it's totally possible to just eat the stuff with a spoon.

And, as is obvious, it's a lot better than it was a few days ago. Still needs less lemon & more curry.
likethebeer: (Codex Game On)
I reminded myself that I make that in the summer months & am now really bummed that I don't have any on-hand.

[points finger at self]
I better be REALLY happy when I finally get it done tomorrow night.


Jun. 9th, 2013 05:38 pm
likethebeer: (Ceci n'est pas une peep)
First try at "crustless spinach quiche". First time for everything.

I hope it's yummy, that's why I'm putting it under this tab.

post-quiche: pretty good!
likethebeer: (Codex Game On)
Although the word "cashew" makes me think this is not wicked cheap. Might be better than those veggie burgers that always seem to stick to the skillet when you're making them, though.
likethebeer: (Mom)
To those of you who have been keeping track, I have been trying to make mom's chili for about a year (well, 5 times).

Last night I went out to get ingredients for mom's chili (which *is* really simple - think "bringing up 3 kids & just need to feed 'em").
  • A lb. of hamburger
  • A can of: kidney beans, pinto beans & red beans
  • A can of stewed tomatoes
  • a pack of chili seasoning (the cheapest is just fine)
  • elbow macaroni.
  • Prepare the noodles, drain the beans, brown the hamburger, stick everything in there. Make sure it's hot enough, get some crackers, and eat.

    So, I was buying the ingredients last night, a 16 oz can of stewed tomatoes was on sale, so I picked it up. And I think this damned thing is it! 'Cause I've been getting the 8 oz. cans. I think this is what I've been trying for!

    And now I know how to make variations on this chili that involve sauteed onions, less stewed tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, those things. But I think I've got mom's chili. =D
    likethebeer: (Varm milk)
    I took the plunge this evening & made sugar cookies using bacon fat. This is the recipe I got from
    Title: Sugar Cookies
    Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Cookies
    Yield: 1 Servings 3 cookie sheets for me, so I actually DID make 3 dozen cookies with a recipe!
    3 c Flour
    1 1/2 c Sugar
    2 ts Baking powder
    1 pn Salt
    1 c Butter
    2 lg Eggs, beaten
    1 ts Vanilla

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift dry ingredients together. Work butter into the dry mixture with a pastry cutter until it becomes coarse grains. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended. You can use an electric mixer at this point, but it’s better if done by hand.

    Roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter. I didn't do that - just used the size of a teaspoon. Space cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes and cool on racks. Cool completely before frosting.

    These are the Christmas cookies that my family’s sworn by for three generations. You can fool around with them by adding different extracts - I've done well with mint extract and almond extract. I'm guessing the next time I'll be making Christmas cookies will be when I see my niece & nephew which means no bacon fat (my middle sister's a vegetarian; and E won't have it sitting around).

    Recipe By: Beth Shoot
    Instead of 1 cup butter, I used 1/2 cup butter & 1/2 cup bacon fat. Since this went well, I might do the whole thing next time (although the bacon fat did make it richer).

    And I didn't use a sifter or a pastry cutter to mix all of the ingredients together: I just used a fork, muscle, and time (which I had).


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