Thursday, January 27, 2011

Breakfast in a jar

What do you eat for breakfast?
In Holland we normaly eat one/some sandwiches.
But since a few weeks a browsing the internet to find recipes I stumbeld several times on oatmeal breakfast.
Normaly not my thing.
So sweet, not filling, no I just wanted to eat my savory sandwiches.
After rethinking it several times, I deceided to give it a go.
Not the instant oatmeal, but a variation.

I adopted Maria's version (from Chasing The Now):

Steel Cut Oats (Muesli)
No milk but water
some cinnamon
some almonds or a tbsp peanut/almondbutter...

Wow, this was beter then I expected and not as sweet as I thought.
And even more better: I could go on till lunch without feeling hungry. Jeeeeeej

So now I eat oats 3-4 times a week.
I normal eat my breakfast on work, if it's a work day.
To much hectic home, kids to feed,etc.
I arrive at work at 8.00 AM, turn on my pc, get me some tea and eat my breakfast.
Meanwhile the pc starts, and we are both readdy on the same time.
I know use an old peanutbutter jar, fill it with my banana, oats with dry fruits, peanut/almondbutter, cinnamon, etc. and take that to work.
In the office kitchen I ad some boiling water, heat it an extra 2 minutes in the microwave, stir well, and then enjoy my morning oats.

This morning I tried my new bought 4 kinds of peanuts butter, it was even better. :D

Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday Pizza

Saturday was a really nice day, we went shopping with my parents, this means a nice lunch :)
We went togehter with my sister and het 2 boys.
The kids had the time of their life.

That afternoon my husband and my father had to play tennis (competition), so I invited my parents to dinner with us.
I made pizza, I used the recipe I found on Bakingdom.
Although it was an easy recipe, I forgot to read the yeast package I used... I forgot to dissolve the yeast in warm water with a little sugar... so the second batch was perfect :D :D :D

I made a cheese pizza for my eldest,
And a ham pizza for my youngest... and all the adults could choose from 8 diffrent kind of toppings.
They all tought the pizza was great (and they are picky).
So I'm very proud of myself :D

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pumpkin fries

Almost every sunday we eat at my parents house, togeter with my siter, her husband and her 2 boys.
My mother makes the best soup, really.
A few weeks back she had a piece of pumkin left over.
I don't like to spill good food, so deceide to make something nice with it.
I made, mouthwattering Pumkin Fries.
It was so delicious I want to share the recipe with you.

1/3 pumpkin
2-3 tbsp oil
(other herbs, like garlic, etc.)

Cut the skin of the pumkin, and cut nice fries size shapes, or squares, or rounds, ... :)
Put them in a bowl and drizzle the oil on top.
Add salt, peper, herbs and stir well.
Put the Pumpkin on a prepared baking sheet (I use bakingpaper).
Then appr. 20 minutes 180C (350F)

Very yammie

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Conversion grams-cups

Normally in the Netherlands we use grams.
We have to weight everything.
But I'm also owner of measuring cups & spoon.... which I find soooooo much easier.
So since I really started baking and trying Enlisch/US recipes, I started using the cups.
I've got plastic and aluminimun.
(I even made my own recipes in cups because they are easier.)

And when in doubt, or a grams recipe, I use this site to convert the grams to cups :)

Dianas Desserts - Conversion Tool

Cooking day

Yesterday was Cooking day.......
Which means, I made 3 different dishes, so when I come home tonight, after work and picking up the kids from daycare, all I have to do is reheat the Lasagna :D

First take one piece apart for my Little one with cow milk allergy, then reheat in the microwave with a little cheese on top.
Also made little meatballs for my Big girl, who will turn 4 in February.
They taste great, I had to save them from my husband stomach :)
They are now save in the freezer.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Why no new recipes.....

Why..... Well first there where the very busy holidays, my birthday, my sisters....
& 2 sick children.

The holidays where great, how the suppost to be.
But al those nice treats & meals, not good for my tummy.
So instead of trying nice recipes I'm trying to diet & exercise.
Which, both, are very hard.

My sugar carving was sky high en needed to go down, also I needed to eat smaller portions... also very difficult.
Last Monday I started my Day 1 of 30 Day Shred.
Wow, I thought I die. No erxercise for 3 years can make you do that.
Tuesday went a bit better, Yesterday went great... almost no pain, I must say I did the modified version.
No use overdoing it :)

Ofcourse I still eat, but I need to find the right recipes to share with you.
Which fit in my "diet" :)