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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Scratch Cooking or even Home Cooking

Yesterday I was a little busy whipping things up to eat from homemade aka scratch....or from home as I like to say... I am trying very hard as of the last of December to cook more from home... Plus this helps w/ a few things budget/income or only one income household and health....
It started off at 6-730 AM shopping-putting food away and washing dishes

0730 AM Starting the outside Little Blue Electric Grill..You're going electric grill vs gas or charcoal Yeah that is all I have and it was free from my mom so even better :O)...it works magic trust me...the day before this I bought $20 worth of chicken breast from Sprouts I love there chicken breast vs getting chicken from other stores plus they will even cut meat (to your liking) aka do all the work for ya shhhh secret....I had the 9 chicken breast cut lengthwise/butterflied into 2 pieces so 18 chicken breast vs just 9...score plus we don't usually eat a whole breast per person any way...(with all the sides of veggies)...

0800 AM I grilled them while I turned on the oven to warm up so I could whip up a batch of Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip/Pecan cookie say can we say YUMMY? I had to sub some of the basic ingredients due to allergy restrictions but they turned out I think perfect DD thinks they are good but not great..( due to lack of butter being used or oil LOL since she can't have butter they will work just fine) Substitutions where as follows--Whole Wheat Flour 2 cups and 1 cup of ground raw oatmeal ground into oatmeal flour----> 1 cup of mini chocolate chips and 1 cup of pecans...Here is the the original recipe

0915 AM I also started a batch of Black-eyed peas in the crockpot for my DD who likes them.Just water and beans dropped in to crockpot and turned on high until done around Noon...

So here I was running in and out the house door up & down 4 steps to grill the chicken  & watch cookies bake in the oven...(major stair work out lol trying to carry hot/cold chicken in and out of the house with out dropping it...)

I decided around 930 AM to whip up a batch of Homemade Waffles for DD thinking in the future if this batch works I could make a 2 batches and freeze them...Using her new waffle marker but first I had to find a recipe since I was not sure where my last recipe was (mind you the last time I made waffles was like 3-4 years ago...) so I Google recipe and found this one... I did make a few changes due to ingredients we have on hand as well as allergy restrictions DD has...
Very Simple ingredients was also a must for Waffles Plan....So I got lots of waffles I am assuming around 10-12 since mine are square but the recipe worked perfect and DD says tastes good :O) even better...

    2 eggs
    2 cups all-purpose flour--Subbed Whole Wheat Flour
    1 1/2 cups milk---Subbed Lactose Milk
    1/2 cup melted butter---Subbed (yogurt butter only 1/4 cup and 1/4 cup of applesauce)
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    4 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    So by 11 am I had 
    Shopping/Cleaning/Laundry too
    18 pieces of grilled chicken to freeze 
    2 dozen Chocolate chip cookies
    10-12 waffles done 
    Black eyed Peas in the crock pot almost done 

    Ran a few errands then started on my Pickled Jalapenos love this recipe I am across and it's quickness that I am very addicted to now!!!!!

    Started these at NOON & was done before 1PM the longest part was slicing up 3 pound of peppers that I got for are you sitting $1.00 and all the other ingredients I had on hand so the cost to me today was $1.00 and some time to yield me almost 3 quarts of YUMMY spicy peppers...



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