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Sunday Afternoon Baking

29 Apr

Mark was busy “saving the world,” as he likes to call it

Jeff was occupying his favourite place on the bed

So what do you when your boys are busy? Bake, of course!

I made granola bars. I normally make a variation of the same type. Today I was inspired to use pureed pumpkin from a recipe I used in Looneyspoons.

Mix all your dry ingredients: 2.5 cups oats; .5 cup of cranberries, sliced almonds, chocolate chips; 1 tsp flax seed, cinnamon; and a pinch of salt

Then mix all your wet ingredients: 1/2 cup honey; 3/4 cup pureed pumpkin; 1/4 cup butter; 1 tsp vanilla
*N.B. make sure your pureed pumpkin is thawed if you keep it in the freezer

Preheat oven to 375F, mix all your ingredients together – wet and dry.

Place evenly in greased pan. Pack down hard with the back of a spoon or your hand. Bake for 25 minutes.

Enjoy : )

I wrap them in plastic and put them in an air tight container.

Not your average meat and potatoes

22 Apr

Mark and I had an old friend over for dinner last night. For the life of me, I couldn’t decide what to cook. Our friend does not have a very adventurous palate and he is, very plainly, a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy. So, I did not want to risk making something with tons of different flavours and ingredients for fear of it going to waste. This is when I took out my trusty LooneySpoons cook book!  Those two women, Janet and Greta, make meals that are so simple but are still full of flavour and as low-cal as possible. I knew I wanted to have a meal that was as plain as meat and potatoes but wouldn’t be dry and dull.  This is what I found: a glazed roast beef and cheezy roasted potatoes.

My wonderful spread of roast  beef, potatoes, steamed veggies and wine.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Saturday evening meal as much as I did : )