Today is the last day to submit your speedy bento to the Lunch In a Box bento forum. I totally had to quickly pack a lunch for Enzo since Wednesdays are our over the top crazy day. So I decided to take some pictures of my speedy bento and submit it to the forum.
This whole bento took me about 5 minutes to make because I didn't have to cook anything. I did cut his cheese slices into numbers because we've been practicing numbers with him. I have number cookie cutters so that's what I used.
For drinks we had Brazilian style limeade which is made from the whole lime and with a lot of mint.
- Heat oil in a large pan. I like to use a wok whenever I fry things.
- When the oil is hot enough for frying you can turn it down a little bit so that it doesn't burn and it will give you time to make the pastel.
- On a clean plate place an Asian wrap.
- For a basic pastel place fresh mozzarella on top of half of the dough.
- Bring the other half of the dough over the cheese and close the edges using a fork.
- Fry for a couple seconds on one side and flip over to the other side.
- Eat while hot.
- You can also try different fillings. Another favorite is cheese with guava jam.
Placing the heart of palm mixture inside the pastry shell.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 450*
- Grease with butter 2 sets of muffin pans
- Place the pans in the oven until the butter is melted
- Beat eggs slightly with a fork in a large bowl.
- Beat in remaining ingredients until smooth.
- Fill cups about half full.
- Bake 20 minutes
- Reduce temperature to 350* and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Immediately remove from pan.
- Serve warm with strawberries, blueberries and homemade whip cream.
Every month I do a kitchen product review. This month my 2 year old son, Enzo, got to help by reviewing the toys that HABA sent him to play with.
(original picture from Mary)
What: An Inaugural Baking Party!
When: Tuesday January 20Th 2009
How: Come up with a fabulous baked goody to celebrate Pres. Obama's inauguration. Post it on your bloggy blog on Tuesday January 20Th and send me a link to your post at damarispalmer(at)gmail(dot)com. I'll gather all the submissions, organize a nice list with blog urls and links, and share them with you on Wednesday the 21st so you can indulge in some baked Obama goodies.
RSVP: please leave me a comment if you think you would like to participate so I can get an idea of who all is going to partay with me.
Thanks everyone who voted last week. Baked Potato Chips was a definite winner. I'm glad because it is so easy to make and tastes so much better than store bought potato chips. This Recipe below is for 2 people so I suggest doubling it if you have a crowd.
- 5 medium sized potatoes
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to season
(Preheat oven to 350)
- Wash out the potatoes very, very well.
- cut out the potatoes 4 mm thick. I started using a slicer and then did it all in my food processor.
- Have 2 cookie sheets ready. Place 1 tablespoon olive oil on each cookie sheet and put it in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove the hot cookie sheets and place the potato slices on the cookie sheet. Be careful so that the slices do not overlap.
- Sprinkle the remaining olive oil on top of the potato slices and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 10 minutes and flip all the potato slices to the other side.
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until it is crisp.
- Remove from cookie sheet and place on top of a plate with paper towel so that it drains some of the oil.
- Serve warm or wait until it is completely cool to store in an air tight container.
please vote again for next week's recipe.
After parking the car in the farthest corner of the lot (the one I never even knew existed) I reached back to grab my son from the car seat. The little bugger was asleep and I have NEVER been so tempted to just leave him asleep. I woke him up, of course, and regret it immediately when he started crying and his nose started to bleed. Not only was his face totally covered in mucus and blood but his pants were wet with pee (yes husband you DID forget to change his diaper before picking me up from class) and of course he was barefoot. I'm sure he felt just as up as I did to go shopping being wet, bloody, and having his toes freezing while we walked from the car to super market.
To make it up to him I did buy him the Gorilla cereal he wanted AND I let him eat it for dinner. I pretended that it was a special treat because he had put up with my insane idea to go grocery shopping. The truth is I was way to tiered at that point to even think about making dinner, much less put the groceries away. I left that for the husband (remember the wet diaper and no shoes) to do.
shopping, shopping, shopping....do you have a tale to tell?
I want to write posts that you want to read. So help me out here. Every week I plan my family's weekly meals and would like to share with you the ONE recipe that you really want to learn how to make not the 15 recipes that you could care less about. So please take a moment to vote on the handy dandy poll I just created. Let me know which recipe you would like me to share with you next week.