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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Grandma Walton's Swedish Pancakes

Grandma and Grandpa Walton served a mission in Sweden.  This is a recipe they brought back from their Swedish days. 

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups white flour
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
3 medium eggs
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons oil or melted butter 

Directions:
Combine all ingredients. Beat until smooth. Grease a medium frying pan on medium-high heat. Pour about 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter into the pan with one hand. With the other, lift the pan up and tilt it in all directions, swirling batter so it covers the bottom of the pan in a very thin layer. Work quickly, before the batter cooks too much to swirl. Return to heating unit. Cook crepe until bottom is browned. Loosen edge with spatula. Brown other side. Remove from pan to stack of already cooked crepes. Makes about 16 crepes.

Serving Suggestions:
Top with berries
Top with butter and brown sugar then roll into a tube and eat
Top with grated cheese, the top with another crepe and heat thoroughly like a quesadilla
Use as a hot or cold wrap with ham and cheese
Use as a tortilla
Use as a crepe

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Steamed Veggie Medley

This will fill a plate for a veggie lunch for one person.

Ingredients:
1 potato
handfull of fresh green beans
1 small onion
Fresh ground Multi Colored Peppercorns

Directions:
Rinse  the potato and beans. Quarter potato lengthwise and rinse. Slice onion and divide into rings. Place potatoes in bottom of steamer. Place green beans on top of potatoes. Top with onions.  Cover and steam until potatoes are tender, green beans will still have a crunch to them, about 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with pepper, serve and Enjoy!

Steamed Crookneck Squash

Ingredients:
Crook neck squash
Butter
Salt
Fresh Ground Multi color Pepper

Directions:
Slice squash into 1/4 inch sections.  place in steamer over boiling water.  Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.  Toss with butter. Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground Multi-color pepper ( I use a blend of black, red, green and white peppercorns).  Serve and Enjoy!

Microwave Cauliflower

Ingredients:
Cauliflower
Butter
Salt 

Directions:
Remove leaves from cauliflower. Rinse cauliflower and shake water out with one shake.  There will be water remaining, it is used in the steaming process.  Place stem side down in a microwave steaming dish.  Place lid on dish and cook at full power for 10 minutes.  Let rest with lid on in microwave for 5 minutes.  Butter surface of cauliflower and sprinkle with salt.  Serve and Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Homemade Herbed Croutons

I love flavorful croutons. These could even be made out of artisan bread or Texas toast.. For special occasions I like to cut them a few of the slices of bread into shapes, and mix them with the cubes.  You can make a lot and freeze them.  Toast on a cookie sheet to thaw.  Let cool and serve.

Ingredients:
5-6 slices of bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter or bacon drippings
1 garlic clove (crushed)
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon rosemary

Optional-
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions:
Cube or cut into shapes (mini hearts or stars) the slices of bread. Dry bread.  Mix oil, butter, and saute garlic in a large skillet. Turn off heat. Toss in herbs.  Mix bread, cheese, and sesame seeds.  Toss bread mixture into herb mixture until well coated. Spread on cookie sheet and bake in 300 degree oven until toasted brown, about 25 minutes.