Sunday, March 25, 2012

the way we like Asparagus

I had never purchased Asparagus until we got some from Bountiful Baskets in the past year.  Wasn't sure how to eat it.  Just thought I'd share our new favorite way to enjoy it.  Sorry I'm lazy and didn't retype the text. 
Now Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables of all time.  Hurray!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

let's talk about Oats

anyone still here?  ever since pinterest arrived, we've posted less and less.  sadness.

sooooo... anyhoo.... this past week i was talking with a few family members about steel-cut oats.  I somehow assumed I wouldn't like them because I'm not into normal oatmeal (a bit too mushy for my liking).

So - I'm wondering what y'all think about these?
Have you tried steel-cut oats?
What do you like about them?
How do you cook them?
Have you tried the crock-pot method?
Please post your favorite recipe for them.

I'm ready to give them a go.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Broiled Tomatoes

I like to have these with eggs for breakfast.

Heat broiler. Place tomatoes cut side up. Drizzle with oil & sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil until tender 2 to 3 min.

Orange Pomegranate Muffins

Back in December I had some two pomegranates that I had gotten in a Bountiful Basket that I needed to use and wasn't sure how. I looked on the internet and found this recipe for Orange Pomegranate muffins. I really like them. I have a bad habit of writing down recipes on random pieces of paper and then sometimes loosing them or not writing what the recipes is on it. I wanted to make sure I didn't loose this one. I am sorry I don't remember what website I found it on to give proper credit to.

Orange Pomegranate muffins
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon soda
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
2 Tablespoon butter, beaten
1/4 teaspoon -1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice and pulp
2/3 cup pomegranate seeds
semi-sweet or dark chocolate (optional, as much as you like)

Mix together flour, sugar, and soda. In a separate bowl mix together butter and eggs, then add to orange juice and orange zest. Mix together wet and dry ingredients. Fold in pomegranate seeds (and chocolate).

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 min.