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day 124: cooking it up/ kids cook/ adorable easter or spring “chick and egg” breakfast/ “peeping pancake”!

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Project: day 124: cooking it up/ kids cook/ adorable easter or spring “chick and egg” breakfast/ “peeping pancake“!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2. It really should be a 1, but since I always mess these things up and mine definitely did not turn out as cute as the original source, it’s a 2!
• Would I do it again? yes. I need to try it again so I can get it right, but it really didn’t matter to the girls. They still thought it was adorable and ate it all up!
• What I would do differently: make it better!
• Items used: eggs, pancakes, chocolate chips for eyes, and a small piece of orange for the nose, plus the adorable idea and recipe from: http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/peeping-pancake-breakfast.html
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day 122: cooking it up/ simple, but yummy pork chops with kale and polenta

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day 119: cooking it up/ simple, but yummy SPAGHETTI AGLIO, OLIO, E PEPERONCINO (spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes)

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  • Project: day 119: cooking it up/ simple, but yummy SPAGHETTI AGLIO, OLIO, E PEPERONCINO (spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes)
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 (even for me!)
  • Would I do it again? on a night when you have a lot going on, but you still want to do something homemade versus store bought or drive through, this is a defintie recipe to remember. The simplicity of the flavors is hard to resist!
  • What I would do differently: it was a touch spicy for the girls, so I had to add a bit of butter to theirs 😉
  • Items used: yummy recipe from: http://www.yumsugar.com/Spaghetti-Garlic-Olive-Oil-Chili-Flakes-21398824

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Karie J 🙂

day 110: cooking it up/ super yummy, simple, and healthy balsamic roasted carrots and brussels sprouts

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    • Project: day 110: cooking it up/ super yummy, simple, and healthy balsamic roasted carrots and brussels sprouts
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1, this is such a simple, and pretty much fool-proof recipe, even for me! 😉
  • Would I do it again? oh yes, it was so good, even the girls liked it, yes they like brussels sprouts!
  • What I would do differently: absolutely nothing!
  • Items used: for the amazing recipe go to: http://lapetitemaisonverte.blogspot.com/2012/02/balsamic-roasted-vegetables.html

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Karie J 🙂

day 103: outdoors we will go/ super simple tip for growing your own green onions!

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Project: day 103: outdoors we will go/ super simple tip for growing your own green onions!

The next time you have green onions, don’t throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely ( supposedly.. I will repost and let you know!).
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes! We use green onions quite a bit, so it we are able to grow our own this easily, why not?!
• What I would do differently: nothing at all! I’ll update this post in about a month or so as soon as I see some growth/changes taking place 😉
• Items used: mason jar and green onions!
great tip from: http://homemadeserenity.blogspot.com/2011/03/putting-food-by-beef-onions-and-vanilla.html

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Karie J 🙂

day 99: cooking it up/ homemade super easy (and yummy) chicken noodle soup for my sick baby

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• Project: day 99: cooking it up/ homemade super easy (and yummy) chicken noodle soup for my sick baby
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1. We have a sick one at home, so what better to make her feel better than homemade chicken noodle soup! As you can see, she completely downed it. So we’ll see if it helps, but it sure was yummy!!!
• Would I do it again? Yes! This soup really was too easy not to do, let alone good!
• What I would do differently: we added garlic (3 cloves) to the celery and onions after they were cooking for half the time.
• Items used: recipe from: allrecipes.com : http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quick-and-easy-chicken-noodle-soup/detail.aspx

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1/2 pound chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups egg noodles
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and celery in butter until just tender, 5 minutes. Pour in chicken and vegetable broths and stir in chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes before serving.

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day 90: cooking it up/ spicy peanut butter noodles, a must do, it’s SO good!

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Project: day 90: cooking it up/ spicy peanut butter noodles, a must do, it’s SO good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (Asian/ Thai/ Chinese food is a bit tricky to pull off… maybe it’s just all of the vegetable chopping, and the hot wok that makes it crazy!
• Would I do it again? oh yes. I absolutely love Thai food, peanut butter, and spice…. how can you go wrong!
• What I would do differently: I would actually add more peanut butter. You would get a hint of it in a bit once in a while, but I would like it a bit more! Other than that, nothing! 🙂
• Items used: recipe from: http://www.crumbblog.com/2011/06/desperation-dinners-spicy-peanut-butter-noodles.html

Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles
4.7 from 3 reviews
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Recipe type: Main Author: Isabelle Boucher (http://www.crumbblog.com) Serves: 4-6
This quick Asian-inspired noodle dish comes together in a flash. For a vegan-friendly version, substitute tofu for pork and omit the fish sauce.
Ingredients
1 lb Chinese stir fry or lo mein noodles
2 tbsp canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 red hot chili pepper, finely minced (or 2 tsp red pepper flakes)
1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1 cup finely sliced red pepper
1 cup finely julienned carrots
1 cup shredded snow peas
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (chunky, if possible)
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Garnish:
Chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped roasted peanuts
Instructions
Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
In a wok or large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger and hot pepper, and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
Add pork strips. Continue stir frying for 4 minutes, until the pork is browned on all sides. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a small bowl.
Add the remaining tbsp oil to the pan, then add red pepper, carrots and snow peas. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp. Transfer to the same bowl as the pork.
Add cooked noodles to the pan, and saute for 1-2 minutes just to warm through. Stir in peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar and water, and cook for another minute or two until the peanut butter melts into a smooth sauce (if the sauce looks too thick or sticky, add a tablespoon or two of water at a time until it loosens up to the desired consistency).
Remove from heat. Stir in the reserved pork and vegetables along with chopped green onions, and toss until evenly coated with sauce. Serve hot with a sprinkling of cilantro, green onions and roasted peanuts.
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Karie J 🙂