Too much good food
Most of my last couple of weeks has been filled with work, beach adventures and cooking! I don’t bring my camera to work, because it’s not very exciting, and I don’t bring my camera to the beach because of the sand, but here are some photos of the food I’ve been whipping up over the last little while!
I decided I hadn’t baked anything in too long, so I made some delicious (and huge) blueberry muffins. They turned out great, and I was the office favourite for a little while! I will definitely be making them again.
The recipe can be found here.
I tried out a new recipe for baked salmon, since it is one of the staple foods in my diet. This one turned out pretty well, though I might pre-cook the onions slightly beforehand next time.
The recipe can be found here.
My freezer has been running slightly low in terms of ready-to-eat homemade meals, so I cooked up a big batch of chilli. This recipe is mostly my own invention, and I will try to post it at some point in the future.
Though I’m late with this post, linking up with Heather.
Homemade Mac And Cheese Recipe
Here is the recipe for the homemade mac and cheese that I made a little while ago.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
About half a package of elbow noodles (pasta)
About half a block of cheese, shredded
5 pieces of bacon, cooked and broken into pieces (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Melt butter in a pot on the stove. Add flour and whisk. Cook until golden brown.
In the meantime, cook the pasta according to its instructions. Strain and set aside.
Add milk to the butter sauce. Whisk until it thickens nicely. Add 3/4 of the cheese.
Pour the pasta into a 9x13 glass pan. Pour the sauce overtop, add the bacon, and mix in. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and remaining cheese overtop.
Cook for 15-20mins, until golden brown and bubbling.
TARDIS Mittens Pattern Available!
I’m very excited to announce that I’ve published my TARDIS Mittens Pattern! Also, I’ve recently seen the trailer to the new episode (coming out in August), so my Doctor Who excitement is off the charts.
I’m excited to see the future projects!
Adventures of the Week
Gill and I once again trying our hand at sweet potato fries. They keep getting better!
I finished the book I was reading over the past couple of weeks - The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald. I enjoyed it, though it was a fairly heavy read. I am currently reading The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards.
I made home-made mac and cheese this week as well, with some bacon added in for good measure. It turned out pretty well! Keep your eyes open for the recipe, which I will be posting in the next day or so.
Still working away at spinning some think-and-thin yarn on my drop spindle. It’s going slowly but surely.
As far as what is on my needles this week, it is a gift for someone that reads this blog, so I won’t be posting pictures until the gift is received and opened!
Hope you’re having a great week!
Crunchy Sweet-Potato Fries (Recipe)
Remember a little while ago when I had made sweet potato fries, but didn’t know how to make them crunchy? Turns out I found a way! I looked at a few different recipes and ended up making up my own, which turned out beautifully.
Here’s the recipe:
Heat up your oil for deep frying to whatever temperature you would normally use. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F.
Mix salt, garlic powder, paprika and a tiny bit of sugar in a bowl.
In another bowl, make a batter using flour and club soda (carbonated water). The ratio will end up being about one part flour to 2 or 3 parts water, though it doesn’t have to be exact.
Cut up your sweet potatoes into fries. Dip these into the batter, then let them drip off a wire rack for a minute or two. Deep fry these as normal. Place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towel, sprinkle with your seasoning, and put in the oven until all fries are done.
Voila! Crispy sweet-potato fries in no time.