Sunday, June 28, 2009

Grains Swap

Michelle mentioned that Ma Torg is hosting a Vegan Recipe Swap, and this week’s theme is Grains.

If you love your crockpot, try this on Wednesday:

Crockpot Grains


* 1/4 cup millet - uncooked
* 1/4 barley - uncooked
* 1/3 cup brown rice - uncooked
* 1 cup onion - chopped
* 1 cup green pepper - chopped
* 1/2 cup carrots - finely chopped
* 1 16 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
* 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
* 1 16 oz can tomatoes - drained - reserve liquid
* 1 1/2 cups corn
* 1 tsp dried oregano
* 1 tsp dried basil
* 1/2 tsp garlic powder
* salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Add water to reserved tomato liquid to equal 2 1/2 cups. Stir into grain mixture. Cover and cook on low setting 8 hours. Stir before serving.

This recipe was contributed by Marie from the Radiant Recovery Community Forum.

From Lean and Luscious and Meatless, by Hindman and Snyder

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh, Soybean

You not only offer scrambled-egg substitute and Moo-less Mocha Pie.

You also are not bad in the shell, steamed and ready to be popped open by adventurous fingers.

And after supper is over, you sneak over into the category of craft supplies, marking states on vinyl placemat.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Gifts from God: Other Mothers, Part I

Since school has dismissed and I have more time at home, I have been using your ideas all week long.

Thank you to my mother, my sister, and my dear friend Maria, for demonstrating for me how simple it is to treasure my children's artwork and use it to warm our home.

Thank you, Emma, for felt ideas.

Thank you, Katherine, for detailed directions and suggestions on studying our Faith using Lesson Books. We did our first entry yesterday for Pentecost.

Thank you Elizabeth, for helping me figure out how to help Little Builder over that hump of doing the copywork! (I asked him - draw first, then write)

Thank you, She Who Must Be Obeyed, for the lovely moments of music at snack time.

Thank you, Sylvia, for reminding me that I'm supposed to be kissing that icon on the way out the door.

Thank you, Meadowlark Days, for rhubarb bread.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Grasshopper Cake

1 white cake mix
2 eggs
2 small or 1 large carton of cool-whip
2 jars of hot fudge
bottle of Creme de Menthe liquor (you'll use 8-12 TBS)
cherries for decorating

1. Mix cake as directed, but add 4 TBS of creme de Menthe to replace some water

2. Bake as directed. Cool.

3. Cover cake with room-temp hot fudge sauce.

4. Fold 4 TBS of Creme de Menthe liquor into the cool-whip. Taste for flavor and color and add more if you want. Spread on top of fudge layer.

5. Decorate with cherries. Marciano, canned, fresh would all be fine.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Growing Gifts from God

Grape update:

itty bitty grapes...

...growing bigger

Swiss Chard

Me (with grasshopper cake)