Friday, April 30, 2010

Pita Bread

I finally tried making pita bread! It's pretty easy. I found the recipe on Here's the link:

For the first batch, I tore the dough off in handfulls and rolled them out pretty thin. I did not let them rise before baking them. The recipe says to bake them for 8 minutes, but this produced frisbees that ended up out in the yard. So, I tried baking them for only 3-4 minutes on my stone and that went better.

For the second batch, I didn't roll them as thin, and let them rise a bit before baking. This produced the "pocket".

A recipe that I will now use more often.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

We had a frozen meatloaf which only required thawing and re-heating.

I served it with cabbage mashed potatoes.
For these, I sauteed fineley chopped cabbage (add onion and mushrooms if you'd like) until soft, then added the boiled potatoes and mashed them all together.

This was a meal Leesha had requested and she wanted it served with corn. I don't usually serve corn and consider it a vegetable, but with the cabbage, we had our serving of veggies. Leesha didn't even notice the cabbage.

Stir Fry

I love the bags of frozen stir-fry vegetables and bottled sauce - a much easier way to enjoy stir-fry.