July 28, 2009

summer tip

add a dash of super finely ground cloves to your lemonade. it's divine! (or you can add fresh mint leaves, too, if you haven't tried that before.)

July 25, 2009

Scalloped Potatoes aka Funeral Potatoes: Plea for Help

Hey Everyone,

Potatoes are one of the few things I can eat right now without dryheaving, so they are in heavy demand in my house.

I got a new recipe for funeral potatoes from my mom, who got it from my grandma, who got it from the old lady in her ward of whom everyone requested to make her funeral potatoes for every funeral in the ward (my grandma lives in a retirement community so there are funerals on a fairly regular basis, fyi).

The recipe sounded ok, and it even smelled ok while it was baking. When it came out, it tasted disgusting. My husband and son wouldn't even touch it, the dish tasted so gross. I'm thinking elderly taste buds must be very different from mine and my family's...

I need a recipe for scalloped potatoes or funeral potatoes soon! I don't want to have another fail in this category because that will just send me right over the edge. Do you have one I should try??

July 23, 2009

spruced-up oatmeal

this really isn't a recipe, but i just thought i'd share the yumminess i've been eating for breakfast for the past couple of days:

2/3 C raw quick oats
a couple generous shakes of generic grape nuts
a handful of toasted slivered almonds
a handful of craisins
some brown sugar


July 08, 2009

Pepperoni and Cheese Breadsticks

These are really easy for the kids to help with and they love them - major plus!

Pepperoni and Cheese Breadsticks
2 ¾ c Original Bisquick mix
1 c shredded Monterey jack cheese
1 medium onion, finely chopped
½ c sour cream
½ c buttermilk
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 package (3 oz) sliced pepperoni, chopped
1 c grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 2 cookie sheets. Stir all ingredients except Parmesan cheese until a dough forms. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons into the Parmesan cheese. Roll in cheese to coat. Roll into 8-inch breadsticks. Place about 1 ½ inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, cheese sauce, or ranch for dipping!