Monday, March 11, 2013

Time in the Kitchen

Today I spent a few hours in the kitchen.  I did a bunch of food prep for this week's meals.

For starters, I made dessert.
I am trying to make food that is as natural as possible.
These babies only have 4 ingredients!
Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Expensive, but easy to make.  I am trying to adopt the phrase "Pay the farmer, or pay the pharmacist."
Son, LOVED them and asked for another.  Hubby liked them.  I really liked them, though I think I would double the chocolate part and maybe decrease the coconut oil just a tad.  Though I think I need to buy coconut oil in bulk.

Next up was the food prep.  (I realize that some of the recipes/ingredients are considered processed, but I am learning, ease up.  heehee)

Here I have chopped vegies for:
Pork and Vegetable Lo Mein from this months issue of Taste of Home Simple and Delicious.
Chicken Wontons (tonight's dinner) would double the filling.  I had some mashed avocado and added it to the filling.
Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
Grapes to munch on.
Italian Chicken ( a family fave) from a scrapping friend.
  Throw all of the ingredients into crock pot and let it cook!
  1/2 stick butter (or equal amount of coconut oil)
  1 brick cream cheese
  1 can cream of chicken
  1 envelope of Italian dressing
  good amount of any cut of chicken you want.  There is plenty of sauce.
  Serve or noodles, rice, potatoes, whatever suits your family's taste.

Pork for above Lo Mein.
Lentil Brown Rice Casserole...I am going out on a limb with this one. 

We'll see how all of this food prep works out and if I can pull it off on a regular basis.  Looking at the photos it doesn't look like much work, but it was.

Right away I did this too.  Not good, but not bad either.  More of a nuisance.

Have a good evening!

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