After more than a week home and just one more day to go I am panicking at the thought of getting back to the daily grind. The traffic, the noise, the WORK! Yet, I am thankful to have a job and want to hear the stories of my kid's travels over their break.
This break has allowed me to spend a lot more time in the kitchen experimenting and satisfying my own cravings (ginger cookies). My mom started her a garden that has in a short time yielded all kinds of produce. I am looking forward to having my own backyard garden, one day soon I hope.
Well, yesterday was a busy day in the kitchen for me. First I wanted to use the spinach and mustard greens gathered from my mom's garden. I had some phyllo dough left over from another experiment so I decided to combine all of these. I googled some recipes for guidance then made my own adaptions.
I wanted to make burritos, but could not find vegan crumbles. Also, the price of veggie meat (as we like to call it) is just getting out of hand. Oh She Glows had a recipe for lentil-walnut meat that I have tried successfully, but I am out of nuts and have to wait for someone to travel to restock my pantry. Did I mention that these prices are getting out of hand? So, I decided to simply use lentils, I boiled the lentils until they were tender but not mushy and seasoned with taco mix. I used a recipe for the mix that I found on www.allrecipes.com. I topped with the usual toppings and enjoyed.
My sweet tooth as been very active over this short break, from cookies to cake we have sampled it all. I recently discovered Chloe's Kitchen and decided to try some of her recipes. I made her Applesauce Spice Cake which was absolutely delicious. I even plan to make it for one of the ladies in our church this weekend.
Wow! Back to Work! Hopefully, I will have time to spend in my kitchen after going back to work. The cook-a-thon has officially ended.