Wednesday, January 19, 2011

this weeks recipes

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Apple and Pear Pie
Crust from Jessica Appelgren's Huckleberry Peace Pie, Filling adapted from Diana's Desserts, and Crumble mixture from YumSugar

[Note: I cut this in half and used a crumble topping instead.]
2 cups butter
2-2/3 cups flour
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt

1. Chill the butter in the freezer for 10 minutes so that’s it’s really cold.
2. Pour the flour over the butter on a large work surface, covering the butter so that it won’t stick to your rolling pin.
3. Roll the butter out flat, collect the mixture with a scraper, and re-roll it two or three times.
4. Make a hole in the middle of the mixture and add the water and salt, cutting the liquid into the mix with the scraper until you have a workable dough.
5. Roll the dough out flat one more time, cut it in half, and place in the freezer.

1/4 cup golden brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/8 - 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
5 firm but ripe pears, peeled, cored and sliced
4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tbsp of lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. In a large bowl, stir together the filling ingredients, mixing till well-combined.

Crumble Topping
1/2 cup flour
1/2 stick butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup golden brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1. Mix the butter and flour with the fork until it is textured like breadcrumbs.
2. Add sugars and cinnamon to mixture and mix well.
3. If it is too dry, use the leftover liquid from the apple/pear mixture to help.


1. Roll one piece of pie crust into a 12-inch round and gently lay it into the pie pan.
2. Spoon in filling. Do not add all of the extra liquid.
3. Evenly put the crumble mixture over the apples.
4. Bake pie in a preheated 425°F oven for 15 minutes.
5. Reduce the heat to 375°F and bake for an additional 45 minutes or until the top is brown and filling is bubble.
This pie was so good, exepct I'm the only one eating it and I don't need a whole pie by myself :-)

Today we had tacos............I know whats new about this well it's a recipe I recently came across in my Mother's stash of recipes from when we were younger, I made these in grade 8 cooking class ( a few years ago ;-) ) I LOVE them!!! Every part opf them is home made!! so here's the recipe:

Soft taco shells,
250 ml. flour 125 ml. cornmeal
1ml. salt 375 ml cold water
1 egg beaten 1 chili powder
mix all ingrediants together to make a runny dough, spoon them into a hot pan (I used a table top grill) spread themo out so they cover the bottom of the pan totally and evenlly ( they should be fairly thin) allow to cook, do not flip ( they will cook all the way through)


50 ml. chopped onion 1 clove garlic crushed
15. ml oil 1 ml salt
5 ml chili powder 400 grams hamburger
125 ml tomato sauce

in a frying pan brown hamgurger with oil, onion and garlic. Add salt and chili powder. Once throughly cooked at the tomato sauce.

Done now top with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy.............Freeze any extra taco shells. SO yummy........... I had three ;-).We will be having these again!!!

Last week we had two exicting things happen first Tony turned 11, I think this yaer I'll try something different for each kids birthday, in my post I'm gonna do the things I love about you ( in Tony's case 11 things I love about you!)

So here goes the 11 things I love about you:
1. How you really don't care what your wearing as long as it covers your good.
2. How you can be friends with EVERYONE.
3. How you make friends EVERYWHERE.
4. How smart you are, you know everything, if we need to remeber something just tell Tony he remembers everything.
5. How you need to know how everuthing works.
6. How you know any vechicle just by looking at it ( i.e. when I took the car in to atuopac ti be assed, I didn't know what the car next to us was but you did!)
7. How prtective you are over your borther and sisters, I'm sure you'd jump in the way of a car to protect them.
8. How you have taken the new responsablities we have given you and run with them.
9. How you would give the shirt off your back to someone who needs it.
10. How your always the first to try something new.
and last but not least #11 how you choose me to be your mom!!!

I love you bud, I'm so proud to call you my son!!

The other exciting thingt that happened last week is the birth of my new nephew born January 14, at 1:40 a.m. ( just an hour and forty minutes after Tony's birthday eneded) he weighed 7 lbs 1 oz. and his name is Trayten Colby. He is the sweetest little guy. I am now the proud auntie of three nephews ( though one of them I NEVER get to see)

Lastly let me leave you with what I saw when I opened my fridge today:

I had to have J'naya redo it with a permanet maker because the pencil wouldn't show up in the picture!! I think this egg has found a forever home :-) ( it says "pick him" -> )

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