Sunday, 3 February 2013
When I wake up to this watery mix of pastel colours peeking through our front door, it's hard to be anything but happy :) Can you imagine how awesome it is to open the door and see this first thing?
Yes, I'm tired of winter, and yes, I'm weary of the bleak white landscape, but sunrises like this make up for the general lack of colour.
While we're spending more time indoors over winter, I'm trying out a few new recipes/adventures in the kitchen. I've never made tortillas, thinking they would be really fiddly and time consuming to make. NOT SO!
We served them with a bean, cheese and sauteed veggie filling which was delicious. They were equally good the next day as sandwich wraps and I'm guessing that they'd score top marks as a breakfast burrito as well (filled with scrambled eggs, cheese and salsa). I opted to make whole wheat which gave a nutritional boost and added fibre. The kids have all been asking when I'm making them again. Good sign :)
This morning found me bravely trying a recipe for english muffins (for the first time). It was dark when I started, and by the time I was done, it was full daylight. They took some time, but the result was very tasty.
The texture was very tender - not at all like store-bought english muffins. I went with half whole wheat and am confident that I could up that ratio next time. We're aiming for whole grains as much as possible & switching out the white flour sometimes takes a little bit of experimenting to get the texture right. I'm going to try a few different recipes as well... having never made them before, it's hard to compare them to anything other than store bought (which always taste of of chemicals and feel like sawdust in the mouth). The family enjoyed them and gave them a unanimous double thumbs up, so it was worth the effort (as most home-made things are).
5 more days until my PDC course starts... I'm so excited :)