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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

a must repeat meal

There are many things happening around here to get our lives back in order.  One thing is all the healthy eating going on, however, I would like Braveheart to eat MUCH healthier yet. Thank God I juice for him or he just wouldn't get enough veggies in his little body.  
So, we are up to our ears in squash, so I warned everyone in the family to be ready for lots of squash.  Mmmmm...some just wouldn't try my squash cookies..they are a little bland but they taste good. I will work on that though.
Our other issue is B's ankle. Please take a moment and pray for that will you?  We have an MRI on Thursday so we will see.

Here is the awesome meal I made up, although it is just typical stuff!  For those of you who know me, I usually don't use the canned soups for recipes, so if it calls for it, I usually make a healthier home made version.  Well, I have a few cans of better for you organic ones without all the hydro...blah blah additives in it.  I used it yesterday.  This is not any new concept but here is what I put it in and note that I do not like measuring much and I love to DUMP AND GO!


USE UP WHAT YOU HAVE GROWING OUT OF YOUR EARS CROCK POT DISH

1 can of organic mushroom soup
1 batch of potatoes I dug out of the garden  (about 5-6 med size give or take)  
1 whole small head of cabbage cut not too small  ( I will add more of this next time)
1 can of tuna  
1 cup chicken broth ( I just gestimated that amount)
add your favorite seasonings like mama garlic, salt, pepper, dash of chipotle flakes, real garlic, etc...

Cook on low for a few hours.

Add with a couple hours before dinner:

1 cup sour cream mixed with dijon mustard and tasty seasoning ( I love mama garlic, quick easy, yummy)
    
sprinkle in some quinoa  ( you can look that up if you don't know what it is)

If you want to add another grain, just get some of them in sooner to get cooked enough like brown rice, maybe more liquid.

1-2 summer squash (I think cauliflower would taste nice here and hide well)

mix all of these together and....

cover with 1-2 cups moz cheese (use any you like here)


This dish was an instant hit.  All of my family loved this with the exception of my 20 year old who works, didn't eat it and most likely wouldn't because he is just that way and since he is gone all the time working, we don't harass him too much about what he eats...we try anyway..hee.  Kids were getting up and getting more!  I put a big salad on the table too. Yep, from my garden.  These last two things make my heart so happy!

I had to eat two bowls of little salads so I didn't eat too much of it myself, as I could have went back 3 or 5 times..I do love my own cooking sometimes, you know what I mean?  I often pat my own back, but hey, I am not picky....thank God for my mom and my Agent boy, #3.  They lift up my cooking skills the most.

See what you can do to make this your own tasty dish.


TIP ON SQUASH:

A long time ago my mom bought me this weird dicing thing which I stored in the basement thinking I didn't have room.  Recently I pulled it out and have been using it for tiny cutting.  I love my knife the best but find when I need dicing, this thing is the bomb!  
So I quickly slice the squash, then, 2-4 at a time, threw the squash in this 'thing' with tiny squares, then I pull the lid down and boom...tiny little perfect squares...it took me 20 seconds to have a whole squash in tiny pieces.  This is how I added it to the dish to make it small and easy to eat without big squash chunks and it was worth it!
I don't know what this is called but when I figure it out I will let you know.  It's is similar to a mandolin but no slicing, just dicing fry stuff.

May God bless your eating adventures............so your body may function as He designed it!




2 comments:

Patty Jo said...

What an amazing invention! I MUST try it sometime. What a joy to read an account of the whole family loving this meal, (well except Dylan, but hey--he's always got Pizza!) :-)

Tonya said...

Well said....:)

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