Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Spread 1/4 Tbsp olive oil on a tortilla
Sprinkle 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
Layer meat and veggies - I use one slice sandwich ham and one slice sandwich turkey slightly overlapping
Spread 1/4 cup mozarella cheese
Fold in sides; Roll up
Brush top with 1/4 Tbsp olive oil
Top with 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
Bake 425 degrees F for 9-12 minutes until golden brown (I use our toaster oven)
Goes well with a side of fruit or raw veggies and cottage cheese for a light meal.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I have a 6-quart crockpot and modified my recipe from Alton Brown's.
6 cups rolled oats
1-1/2 cups shredded coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup (I use Mrs. Butterworth)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 tsp salt
Mix and cook in crockpot on low with lid cracked. I stir every hour for the first 3 hours and then at 3-1/2 hours, 3-1/4 hours and then remove from crockpot for a total of 4 hours. My crockpot is not as hot as some of the newer ones.
You can add any other goodies you want to it.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
1 quart milk heated to 180 degrees (scalded)
Cool to 110 degrees (not hotter)
Take 1/2 cup milk and add 1 tablespoon yogurt with active cultures
Add starter to remaining milk - Mix thoroughly
Keep at constant temperature for at least 4 hours or until firm
Refrigerate and enjoy (It does set up more in the fridge)
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Whether you have a non-beginner or a beginner (who you have determined is ready to begin), you now move into teaching how to read and write the first 26 phonograms (and the numbers). An older student is probably going to know how to write the alphabet so you just have to teach the sounds. There is a specific method for teaching the phonograms which is part of why SWR is so successful. You may find it easier working with a mentor to learn the multi-sensory method rather than trying to absorb it from the book.
Having learned the first 26 phonograms, your student is ready for the Learning Log (step 8) and the Vowel/Consonant Reference page (step 9). There are explicit instructions in the red book on how to teach the reference pages. The C/V chart actually accomplishes several things. It teaches 4 rules (#1-4) and introduces the student to the word dictation process and the marking system.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I don’t know if anyone is like me and chopping vegetables and nuts is not his or her best skill. My old food chopper broke and I thought I would not miss it that much. Wow, was I wrong! So I have been on the hunt for one of high quality as I was tired of dealing with choppers that didn’t do a top notch job.
Then I spotted the Rosle Stainless Steel Onion and Vegetable Peeler from CSN. It looked like good quality from the picture and the reviews were decent. So I thought it was worth a try.
My order was placed on January 12, 2011, and I hoped this would be “the one”. Shipping occurred on January 17th, a little longer delay in order filling than I am used to but definitely not horrible. I received my order on January 21st. Now one neat thing about the CSN Stores is that many items ship for free. Unfortunately, this does not apply to Alaska, but those of you in the lower 48 can sure take advantage of it.
How did the packaging rate? The outer box was well taped and the item was surrounded by paper to provide plenty of protection in transit. There were no instructions included; however, the chopper is plenty easy to use.
My initial impression of the Rosle Chopper was that it is made of durable material and should live up to my expectations. The blade protector even has a little handle for easy removal and cleaning.
Upon testing, those expectations have definitely been met. The rotating blades made short work of everything I tested. Onions diced small in about 6 chops. Pickles, pecans, apples, and almonds all were a breeze to chop. The almonds didn’t chop evenly but that is pretty typical for them. Frozen fruit didn’t even pose a problem for the Rosle Chopper. It made it into nice even slivers. Now I thought dried apricots might cause issues, but it actually worked and I ended up with a nice pile of tiny, diced apricots. Clean up was a bit more of a pain after that since they were so sticky. But with everything else, clean up has been as simple as rinsing out the 3 pieces and letting them drain.
Operating the tools is also simple. The only thing to watch is that your chops are precise and you let the chopper return to the top before your next chop or the food will bind. The proper movement is quite natural making this a very minor issue.
So down to the big questions – Is the Rosle Stainless Steel Vegetable and Onion Chopper worth the price? I would have to say that if you cook or bake a lot and don’t like chopping by hand, it is definitely worth the price. That is saying a lot coming from me as I am pretty tight with my purchases. However, there are just times when I would rather have a high-quality, more expensive product than one that drives me to frustration every time I use it.
I am very pleased to finally have a good quality chopper in my cupboard. It makes it so much easier to make recipes such as granola, peanut butter/apple tortillas, and tuna salad.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I look forward to looking through the other CSN stores and seeing what goodies I can find.