Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Homemade Croutons

Remember my mammoth bread?


We still had half left this morning when I got up.  Half of a mammoth 2 day old bread.


Not really.


I cubed it all up and tossed it in my roasting pan.  I then drizzled about 1/4 cup melted butter on it and sprinkled it with garlic powder and a pinch of salt before tossing it all together to coat.


In the oven she went at 350 for 25 minutes.



Remember my mammoth salad?




A perfect way to top your salad.


So easy.  So good.

My next kitchen experiment will be to replicate the cheap bad for me French dressing I enjoy so much.  I’ve found a knock off online this week but have yet to give it a whirl.

What are you cooking?

I’m going to dive back into my salad now.  Eating your veggies never tasted so good.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What I’m working on

I went to a city wide yard sale with my mom [and my kids, but that’s another story] a few weeks ago.

I scored this beauty for $15.


Originally, it was on wheels.  No thank you.

It also had a great Formica laminate sheet on the top which I immediately pulled off upon getting home.


It really doesn’t need much work.

Scraping the glue remnants from the top will probably be the only time consuming part of this project.  (If it doesn’t scrape well/look good after being scraped, I’m painting the top black and distressing it).

Little Man’s new dresser should be in his room by the weekend.


Go BIG or Go Home

The theme in our house yesterday.

What’s that big pot on the stove?


Why, it’s our turkey fryer pot.  But what’s in it?


A whole lotta spaghetti sauce.  We had dinner with it and then packed the rest into 32 oz yogurt containers for the freezer.  We had 16 make their way downstairs.  (There are 4 lbs of ground moose and 4 lbs of ground beef – PLUS another 2 lbs of ground beef and 1 1/2 lbs ground pork in my take on Alton’s Baked Meatballs [we don’t eat lamb and I made a batch and a half-ish].)

Salad goes well with spaghetti, right?


I’m hoping that bad boy lasts us more than 2 days.  We’re on a big salad kick right now – I made 3 last week!  (There are 2 bags of chopped lettuce blends, 1 bag of baby spinach, 4 carrots, 2 cucumbers, half a tomato and 1 each of 3 different colored peppers in here.  NOM.)

Let’s round out the meal with some bread.


Don’t mind the end where my 2 little mice ripped off a chunk to taste it.  ;-)  This would be a Rustic Bread from Country Living.  It’s big.  It took up most of my half sheet baking sheet.  I think I’ll be making some croutons with some of it to go with that big salad.

I’m getting hungry again.  Maybe I’ll go rip off a chunk of that bread……


I’d like to send a shout out to Kim @ Achorn Farm.  I may have given her the heads up on using Windows Live Writer but she clued me in to the fact you can edit pictures and so much more here!  I’ve been editing in Picasa, uploading to Writer and it just takes so much time that I don’t have much of.  So..  YAY!  Thanks!  (Maybe you’ll see more of me now?)

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