So today I installed Pinterest. Why? Because I wanted a pin board for recipes. That is the only reason I did. However I soon found uses for other types of boards like books I wanna read, things I want to buy, electronics, and other types of interests. I never thought I would use Pinterest because I didn’t see the need to pin things online. I’m slowly figuring out the reach Pinterest has and why those on it love this app. Soon I was Immersed in all kinds articles and reading material, sure there isn’t any shortage of things to look up.
My wife offered me a nice quiche type recipe were instead of crust you use day old bread. The main recipe is very similar to a regular quiche but instead of crust one would use bread as a base, I used our squirly bread which is packed full of sesame seads and other goodies .
Although I was a bit skeptical of the bread being soft and soggy, however it turned out to be a nice quiche. The original recipe is found below:
I changed a few things. I don’t like mushrooms so they’re gone, I added yellow zucchini, chili flakes, almond milk, and green onion.
Give it a try and let me k ow what you think.
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Very simple stuff and delicious.
Harvested carrots from my wife’s garden blanched quickly and finished in a sauté pan. Add the juice of a lemon, lime and orange. About an ounce of fresh grated ginger. Finished it with a table spoon of maple syrup.
Tossed them in some chopped parsley and you’re done!!!!
In the calendar year I attend or host about 15-20 potlucks. Most are ok, some are great and very few are so engaging that having to end one leaves you wanting just a little bit more.
An assortment of food dishes at a church potluck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Most people view potlcuks as a mean to be frugal. Different occasions call for potlucks where the host can’t possible feed everyone at once, usually when the number of people are over 10. I see them as a great opportunity to practice hospitality. Many potlucks held at my place are either right after house church or some other Congregational event involving larger crowds like baptisms, birthdays and the like.
In my mind the responsibility falls on the host, the person whom house the event is happening at, unless there’s a party planner involved. If potlucks are not coordinated properly the table ends up with very similar dishes. Last Sunday 3 dishes had chicken drum sticks, luckily they were all different flavours. The host has the opportunity to address the guest before the day and direct the flow of food people will be bringing and dedicating specific people to bring specific things, i.e. such and such person can bring salad, others can bring refreshments, others dessert and so on. Furthermore, the host also has the opportunity to set the mood, plan games and start conversation pieces, setting the tone for the evening/afternoon. Opening your home is one the bravest and coolest thing you can do to practice hospitality. People will see how you prepare, live and treat those who you consider close and loved. In Roman’s 12 we are encouraged to practice hospitality, opening the doors of your house is inviting people to your world. People will see you for who you truly are, allowing them to come in our home places the host in a vulnerable position. Many people don’t open their homes unless they’re in immaculate shape, which of course is not likely if you have children. I’m a huge believer in saying food brings people together. The camaraderie and time spent in company allows people to share and get to know one another.
Good times are to be had in proper planned potlucks and get together’s.
Share with us your potluck stories?
- How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck (beatcancer2010.wordpress.com)
- Potluck Pinch (gabbybyers.wordpress.com)
Today I got the last of the turkey and made some melts. They were delicious. Used seasoning, gravy, bit of mayo and topped it with mozzarella. The kids devoured them I paired the melts with tossed green salad, tomatoes, peppers, sunflower seeds, cashews and tzatziki sauce
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October is the best month of the year. Not only do I get to celebrate my birthday, watch the Major League Baseball fall classic extravaganza, bask in the crisp October weather. I also with much delight get to cook and enjoy the world of squashes.
Winter Squash (Photo credit: Suzies Farm)
I love me a good squash. Boiled with butter, spiced roasted, puréed, in soup, creamed, candied, baked in pies. Squashes are the hearth of fall, they represent the change of season and the long hard work of our farmers. The squash season is long and arduous. In order to grow one, one must plant them in early spring and allow them to receive ton of sun, God providing of course.
Many a recipes will surface on the internet, cooking shows or even your grandma’s recipe Rolodex for your favourite dishes, including the much dreaded Pumpkin Spiced Latte (YUCK!) (no wait double YUCK!). One of my favourite squash is the spaghetti squash. I love how it flakes into strings and can be moulded in any shape and flavoured deliciously since it has a very light and delicate taste. My other best squash is the butternut squash. It roasts really well and makes a great purée and soup, and how can I forget the vast realm of zucchinis? I have some squashes here, right now and I’m going to start cooking some for this evening.
What’s a squash recipe you love?
- Butternut Squash Soup (glutenfree10itemsorless.wordpress.com)
- Fall into squash (toledoblade.com)
- How to Peel and Slice a Butternut Squash (simplystated.realsimple.com)
- Spaghetti Squash-Those-Calories Beef Lasagna (afreespiritedgirl.wordpress.com)
Long has been since we’ve made microwaveable popcorn. Instead we pop our own with a theater style popcorn make, thanks to my mom. It’s so as the title suggest, the flavor is delicious. Using 1/2 tbsp organic Olive oil for 1/4 cup of popping corn adding sea salt to taste. It truly is a wonderful treat!! Enjoy! What are some treats you like?
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I first heard of Mealshare through a restaurant I serviced and soon after from a good friend of mine who owns a southern cooking New Orleans’ style restaurant. Mealshare partners with restaurants to provide food for the less fortunate.
Here’s an excerpt from their website:
At Mealshare, we create partnerships with restaurants to help people, by providing one meal to someone in need for every Mealshare item purchased. Menu items that restaurants select to participate have a Mealshare logo next to them for easy recognition. For each Mealshare meal sold, restaurants give a portion of the proceeds to Mealshare. With this contribution, we ensure that one meal is provided for someone in need for every Mealshare purchased. Buy one, give one. Simple.
To provide meals, Mealshare receives money from our partner restaurants for each Mealshare meal sold, and we then donate money to our charitable partners. With that money, our partner charities are able to provide a complete and nutritious meal to someone in need. Partner charities, of course, have different meal costs as they operate in different areas and with different approaches, so a different amount of money gets donated by Mealshare in each case. In the end, we ensure that the number of meals provided to people in need matches the number of Mealshare items purchased. We hope you will take the time to find out more about our amazing charity partners by visiting the ‘Charities’ section of the website.
you can follow mealshare in twitter or facebook
@mealshareteam or facebook.com/MealshareTeam
Mealshare is a wonderful program dedicated to help the local charities to continue services and food to the homeless. I’m happy to say here in Edmonton are at least 3 restaurants participating. My hope is for the big players and chain restaurants to take part and spread the not only the word but the great benefits this program has to offer.