Cozy Soup on a Chilly 98 degree September Day

It was a rainy day today in Phoenix, actually the wettest day on history. Many serious situations and extremely large amount of water damage for many homes, schools and businesses. So, if you could please consider saying a prayer for those suffering from negative effects of today’s rain.

Soup just seemed like the meal of choice today. I didn’t want to leave the house and I had plenty of items in my panty to make this extremely low cost, high flavor meal.

I started midday by making a new bread recipe I created, Sweet Basil & Tarragon.
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Then, I made a Chicken, Corn and Potato Chowder.

 

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A day of simple, satisfying and extremely low cost meals. Thank You YHWH for Your amazing blessings.

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When your kids see their dad kiss the lunch lady

Lunch at the Barelski Academy of Homeschooling Awesomeness.
Turkey nachos on homemade fried bread. (Couldn’t master the tortillas)
This lunch cost me about $1.30 a serving.
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The look on your son’s face when he see his dad kissing the “Lunch Lady” priceless!

 

“Kosher” Kitchen still as Cozy Kitchen?

This was my first week of  being “Kosher” in my families meals. First it stated with me cleaning out my freezers of all the non-kosher foods I had. Then I studied and shopped for Torah friendly items, I was scare of the cost at first, however, it really cost me less than what I anticipated since I could buy two or three kosher cuts of beef at Costco.

Below is my first kosher meal. I had never made a meal without butter, and I personally chose not to do dairy with beef. Even though Biblically, it simply calls for calf not to be boiled in the mother’s milk. Here I have braise Beef short ribs, smashed red potatoes with hericot verts and sautéed mushrooms.

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Next day I decided I would use butter since I was not serving beef. Here I made peach and tarragon compound butter. I just loved it!

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Then, in, my first “official” Challah bread for Shabbat.

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This is morning, I put together “French” toast from the left over bread. My guys here loved it!image

 

So, my first week being mindful of YWHW’s (God’s) instruction on food according to the Torah (Not the Talmud) was actually a delight. I can honor the Father in my behavior, giving, service and tithing, but to honor Him with what I ate and what I fed my family gave me an even greater sense of connection to my Beloved Creator. Maybe my Kitchen became even cozier since YHWH, Yeshua and the Holy Spirit are free to visit with me without finding items that they may be offended by.

 

Shabbat Shalom

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Lovin from the Oven

My sweet baby girl loves cinnamon rolls. I don’t make them often, but last night I had some left over, very basic bread dough. I rolled it out flat, brushed it with butter and sprinkled on her favorite cinnamon and sugar mix, rolled it up, sliced it, arranged them in my deepest cake tin, baked them, and then added a drizzle of sugar glaze. Nothing like waking your family up to the amazing smell of warm yeasty dough coupled with the heavenly scent of cinnamon and sugar.

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