Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 77 - Sausage Bread

Recipe from Mom

This is day 77. Today we kind of did 2 things to make up for our absence. First, my mom made potato and leek soup. To go with that, I made sausage bread, and since it's Tuesday, our dessert night, I made pumpkin muffins a really easy.

Sausage Bread is our own recipe. We mainly make it when we have potato cheese soup, but we decided to make it with this other soup today.

Basically, I you make dough in a bread machine. We used Gluten Free Pantry's French Bread mix.

In the bread machine

Then you make some sausage in a pan.

You spread 1/2 the dough in a loaf pan.

Put sausage in the middle.

Put the rest of the dough on top.

Then you bake it, and it's 11 million thumbs up good.

My mom makes it using frozen bread dough (it's not gluten free). She rolls it out, spreads the sausage in the middle, and rolls it up like a jelly roll. My dad and her like it with mustard. We have it every Christmas, too.

The other recipe is a pumpkin muffin recipe. You get a spice cake mix (we used Namaste GF brand), one can of pumpkin, 1/2 cup of apple sauce, and 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie mix, which we don't have, so I sprinkled cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in it.

That's it. You mix it together, put in muffin tins, and bake it. 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

I think we should up the thumb scale to 5. No, never mind, we'll keep it at 2. These muffins are 2 thumbs up all the way!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 76 - Potato Cheese Soup

Recipe From My Mom

After we hit day 75 we kind of mellowed out. We sort of needed a break. It's been 2 days since we blogged.

We decided that we're not going to blog about our cooking everyday. We're still cooking, but will blog a couple times a week until we get to day 100, and maybe more.

We've been really busy because my grandparents brought us a stray cat from the lake.

We've been really busy with it since it's not potty trained and has peed on my bed and on Jared's bed. Then we found out she is pregnant. Plus my mom isn't feeling well, and neither am I, and my brothers had their first band competition and came in 2nd place, so, yeah, we've been busy.

But still eating healthy.

Tonight I made my mother's homemade potato cheese soup. I chose to make this recipe because it felt like a soup day and it's quite yummy.

It's also really easy. You just peel potatoes, cut them into squares, boil them up for about 30 minutes. You also chop carrots, celery, and onions and sauté them in a pan.

Then after those are done, you add them into the broth and potatoes.

You grate some cheddar cheese while that's cooking.

Next you blend the potato and veggies together with a hand blender.

Sophie's Cooking Tip of the Day:

If it's too thick, I learned you can add a little milk to make it less thick.
Then you add cheese, some dill weed, and salt and stir it all up.

It's really easy and good. My whole family loves it (except Sam). This has been another night of cooking from Sophie the cooking girl!

2 Billion Thumbs Up