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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

grandma's need energy:)

here's a look at what you guys
were up to last month...

robyn made this... 

Irish Winter Vegetable Cobbler

Use an oven proof pot w/lid, or flameproof casserole dish.
Heat oven to 350*
1-2 T. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion chopped
Saute together on med heat 4-5 mins, careful not to burn garlic
Add following veggies & Saute for 5 mins.
4 organic carrots (they taste better) chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 3/4 c. rutabaga, peeled and chopped (I used 2)
2 beets, peeled and chopped
4 small red or gold potatoes, chopped
1 pkg organic cherry tomatoes (optional)
1 pkg baby bella mushrooms, sliced
(if you want a bigger stew add more veggies and increase stock)
Then add:
1 can fire roasted chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 c. vegetable stock (bullion & water)
1/4 c. red lentils
4 T. water, mix with the corn starch!!
4 T. corn starch
Tabasco (6-12 shakes) to taste
2 t. chopped fresh oregano (1 t. dry)
1 t. kosher salt
pepper to taste
Pour over the vegetables, stir and turn off heat.
Heat oven to 350*.
Cover pot or casserole dish and bake for 1 hr.
until the vegetables are cooked and soft.   Add salt & Pepper if needed.
Then make cobbler. Turn oven up to 400*
Cobbler Topping:
1 3/4 c. flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
4 T. butter, cold cut up
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 t. chopped fresh oregano
1 egg lightly beaten
2/3 c. milk
Mix flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut in butter with pastry blender or smash between
your fingers until it is like cornmeal.  Add cheese and oregano.  Add most of milk and
almost all of the egg.  Mix gently until it is all incorporated into a soft dough.
Drop by spoonfuls onto the top of the cooked vegetables.  Turn oven up to 400*
remove lid and bake for 13-15 mins or until the cobbler is cooked.  Check one
and make sure it is cooked thru in the middle.  Should be like a cooked biscuit.
Garnish with more cheese and oregano.
PS you can change up the vegetable to any you like, or leave out those you don't like.
The beets make it a very pretty red color.

some of you made the yummy scones...

penny tried out the scones...
(awesome right?)

quincey made giant sugar cookies...

dallys made homemade energy bars...
 to give us grandma's the strength to
survive all this love...

cindy tried out the scones...

  and also made
homemade chicken soup to ward of all the
flu germs...

noelle made the scottish ale bread
with my homemade blackberry jam...
and every last crumb was gone:)

i ate pizza every chance i had to help me get through the worst part of winter...

dallys and i had a little grandma bonding time
over pizza and dreams:)....

all in all...
we survived...
more later...


Maddie said...

Way too cute :) You are quite the cute grandma!

John said...

Great job on the blog! I love how you incorporated the food with the reading! I love how you posted all the pictures we sent you! It brings us all together. Again what a great job! love ya

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