Sunday, My Fun-Day!

 

There are only a few things that make me as happy as baking in my kitchen, being a mom and being in the “Word” are the only things to beat it in my opinion. Seeing the faces of my client purposely communicating with their parents is pretty dad-gum awesome as well.  I guess, my life is pretty charmed.

 

Stared my day making Sugar Free Pecan Rolls.  I was very pleased.

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Then I made a fantastic Sweet Onion & Basil Bread. Making bread, well, it just makes me happy!

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And if I’m already making bread dough, why not a French loaf too?

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And if I’m already in the kitchen, how about doing something with those apples?

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So, by this time, dinner sounds good…

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Shot ribs, cut on the biases to give me a larger surface area, potatoes, onions, garlic and kale roasted with EVOO and Brussels Sprouts, sauté in EVOO then toasted in poppy seeds and sea salt. Served of course with my bread from earlier.

Learning about Kosher cuts of meat and ideas for preparing them has been a true learning experience, learning to create meals featuring meat without dairy. After the heartbreak, has been a full time job as well. Now, I think It important to mention, not all Torah observant Followers of  Y’Shua, only eat Kosher cuts of meat and/or avoid dairy. According to Scripture,  it indicates not to boil a calf in it’s Mother’s milk and other than giving us a distinction on clean and unclean animals, only mentions for us to not eat the fat, the blood or the static nerve of the animal. To me personally, I choose to not eat any meat from a “Clean” animal from it’s waist down and I choose to not have any dairy included in my meal when eating a mammal. Is my observance more Holy? No! As long as others are following the actual Words describing dietary protocols, they are more inline with the Scripture than me actually. I know other Hebrews that will not consume any dairy with any meat, including poultry. Beyond the actual Words/Scriptures everything else is just a person’s preference or tradition. Only the actual Scripture ultimately matters. Follow them and you will NOT go wrong.

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When the kids cook, it’s Pizza!

The kid’s night to craft the pizza. One square, one round and miss fancy pants had an idea to make a “deep” dish in my medium spring form pan. There is something awesome about the way your kitchen smells when yeasty crust, zesty sauce and CHEESE come together in your oven. All three of these pizzas didn’t even total $6 to make. All the items I bought in bulk at Costco on the 24th, excluding the turkey pepperoni. Kale, peppers, and both the shredded cheese and the sliced Mozzerala all from Costco.

Super simple crust.if using bread machine, start with liquids then end with yeast.

2 teaspoons dried granulated yeast
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water, plus
2 tablespoons water
Now, the kids totally clean up dinner too, right?

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Meatless Monday…sorta..Turkey!

So, the biggest challenge for me when considering eating a Kosher/Clean diet was giving up dairy and beef. I only liked cheese on big beefy burgers, beefy tacos, butter on juicy steaks, creamy sauces like Béarnaise on my filet, and everything else mixed/blended/sautéed in butter as well served with it.

Needing to satisfy this dairy driven fascination, I had to create a menu I could enjoy with all the dairy I wanted with “meat” options not from mammals. (Many faithful kosher diet followers eat dairy with mammals, this is simply a personal choice)

Therefore, turkey has been my new “go to” for many meals.

Here I have turkey breasts I have sliced and covered in an egg wash, then after it’s breaded you can see it I quickly being “fried” in hot oil to give it a great crispy crust before going into the oven.

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One of my favorite pastas I get from Costco.

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I boiled it al dente, tossed in butter and heavy cream then topped with my thick and hearty sauce. (I’ll post the recipe in the morning blog)

Served it up with some baby squash medley again from my local Costco and dinner is served.

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Then, you know I must have our daily bread…
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Of course something pumpkin! Simple pumpkin cookies, some glazed and some dusted with powdered sugar.

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Happy Monday my friends!