P31 Wannabe

Cheesy Zucchini November 15, 2013

Filed under: Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 1:09 am

I stumbled on this recipe while on Pinterest (of couse!). But I am a refined Pinterest addict. I only get on when I need something specific and not just get sucked into to browsing for an hour at a time! But that’s besides the point.

This recipe is super easy and really good. Although H still threw a it about eating zucchini even though I only gave her teeny serving (I always make the kids take at least a little bite of everything). I wouldn’t have told her it was zucchini except daddy loudly asked what I was cooking and thought it was broccoli. Otherwise I was planning on just calling it cheesy veggies.

The recipe only calls for 2 ingredients: zucchini and cheese! I shredded the zucchini in my food processor with the shredding attachment and it worked great. Here’s the recipe: Cheesy Zucchini


Blooming Onion May 8, 2013

Filed under: Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 2:24 pm

This week I took the girls strawberry picking with a friend and her kiddos. At the farm they were selling these huge onions:

I had the bright idea to make a Blooming Onion

with mine.

This recipe was pretty easy all things considered and I actually had all the required ingredients besides horse radish (which I wouldn’t have used anyways). It was a bit spicy for my taste but I still liked it. I did have to use more oil than it called for for my small fry-daddy.



I served mine with hamburgers and corn on the cob.


Apple Matzo Kugel November 6, 2012

Filed under: Desserts,Homeschooling,Life,Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 5:05 pm

We tried this apple matzo kugel for our second Jewish food experiment for school.

Haddie enjoyed crushing the crackers (we just used regular thin crackers because we didnt have any matzah crackers left).


One of our youth group girls, Kaylan, was over for the weekend, so she helped peel the apples:


I left out the cranberries because I didn’t have them but I’m also not a big fan.

It turned out alright. Haddie only ate a teeny bit and didnt seem to like it much. Kaylan didn’t like the consistency. I’ll admit, the consistency did weird me out a bit. It was similar to a bread pudding, which I’m not a big fan of either. But I did like it better after it had cooled more. If I made it again, I would mix cinnamon into the whole kugel, not just sprinkle it on top.




Filed under: Breads,Homeschooling,Life,Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 4:20 pm

We made matzah bread (crackers) to go with our school this week. We have been reading Mrs. Katz and Tush and learning about Jewish foods and Passover. I looked through a number of recipes online and in some of the children’s books we borrowed from the library. This seemed like one of the easiest ones:


It was difficult to roll it out super thin and I think ours was probably still thicker than its supposed to be. But I actually liked the thicker pieces the best.

After we rolled it out, we poked holes in it to keep it from rising:


And the finished product:


At first, I wasn’t too fond of it, but it quickly became addicting to snack on. And after trying the store bought version, I can say that homemade is better without a doubt (like most things!).


Twice Baked Cauliflower October 24, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 4:30 pm

Another Pinterest inspired recipe, of course: Twice Baked Cauliflower

I’m not too big of a fan of cauliflower so I figured any new recipe would be delicious. And in fact, it was really good.

However, I have now determined that cauliflower doesn’t agree with me. Both this time and the last time a few weeks ago that I ate cauliflower I ended up with an upset stomach hours later. :/.

But I’d still recommend this recipe to everyone else. It was delicious and didn’t even taste like cauliflower


Mexican Green Beans October 23, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 10:38 am

I had a bag of fresh green beans that I needed to use so I searched online for a Mexican green bean recipe to go with the taco salad from last night. Here’s the one I settled on:

Mexican Green Beans

They were good and a nice change of pace to plain green beans. I didn’t have the diced tomatoes with chiles so I just used regular diced green beans. Also, I was out of onions so I omitted those, too. I also added a scoop of taco seasoning for some extra flavor.


Sweet Salsa August 18, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks — Lacey @ 1:28 pm

Last night while making enchilada stuffed zucchini, I had extra cilantro left and decided to make some more homemade salsa. Then I remembered that I had a lot of peaches and thought I’d be brave and experiment with making a sweet fruit salsa. And the results were quite delicious. Seth ate a ton of it. And the whole batch was gone by the end of the night.

I didn’t really measure while I was cooking. So here are the ingredients and an estimate of how much I used. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until chopped fine. And that’s it!

3 peaches, halved and pitted (no need to peel)
Handful of fresh pineapple chunks
Half a bunch of cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Half of a bell pepper (red or yellow)
Half an onion (or less)
A couple garlic cloves, chopped