Thank God It’s Friday….Seriously!
Wow. The past 2 weeks have been crazy for us. Three out of 4 of us were sick. And now Josh is home sick today. Poor guy. Little Bear was on the mend, then suddenly Tuesday he spiked a high fever out of nowhere and it was back to the doctors office for a new round of antibiotics. He seems better now. He had started with an ear infection and it turned into a secondary infection. The fun just never seems to stop. Ugh. Here’s hoping to everyone feeling better soon and a restful weekend.
Needless to say, the food this week has not been the most exciting. Since I was making meals when I could instead of having my usual time to prep. The entrees varied this week. We were all tired and as tempting as it was to order take away, as most of you know I am very cheap or as the polite would say, super frugal. So no take away for us. I just did some quick meals. This week we had the following:
A spicy coconut tofu served over rice noodles. It was good, not outstanding but tasty. I need to tweak the recipe a little more. Maybe saute the tofu in oil first so it is a bit more crispy?
I also made a roasted red pepper/cilantro pesto to accompany a baked polenta fries recipe I created. This dish was quite delicious. The pesto isn’t the prettiest in color, but very tasty. And the baked polenta fries were a huge hit. The boys inhaled them. And Boogie kept saying, “Mmm, good french fries.” Shh, don’t tell him they weren’t fried. Hee hee.
I also made a Southern style dish this week. I made blackeyed pea corn patties, served with sauteed okra and peppers. This was really good. We have okra as well as hot and sweet peppers growing in the garden. We have had an abundance of okra from our CSA as well. Luckily we really like okra, so no one has grown tired of it yet.
This week I created a bar recipe. The recipe is called “Easy Oat Bars”. They were easy to make and super good. Josh wanted some bars to snack on while at work. The boys loved them too. I posted the recipe on our Facebook page and a few people already made the bars and told me they really enjoyed them. Here is the recipe.
Easy Oat Bars
1c peanut butter
3/4c agave nectar
1c chocolate chips
2T ground flax seeds
Preheat oven to 350F. In a small saucepan, combine the peanut butter, agave nectar, vanilla, and soymilk. Stir until creamy and melted. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients. Gently stir in the melted peanut butter mixture. Using your hands to combine the mixture if necessary. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 9X13. Pressing down evenly to distribute in the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 20-23 minutes. Remove from the oven and score the bars. Once completely cooled cut into bars and store in an air tight container. Bars will last 7 days if stored in the fridge, 3 days if left at room temperature.
Well I am off to give the two little guys some breakfast and then we are headed to the grocery store for our weekly shopping trip. Hope you each have a lovely weekend.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys