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Good Cooking Weather!

Good Cooking Weather!

Right now I’m in Heaven. It’s been cool and cloudy and foggy for two days and now we’re getting a snowstorm. The air yesterday had that quality that made everything smell good and really enhanced the smell of food. This weather makes me want to cook!

We have been using a lot of bread lately so I am going to start making it again. I don’t like to make it when we’re not eating much because it takes me a few batches to get it to come out really well. It always tastes good, but sometimes it’s too crumbly and not so good for sandwiches.

I also plan to make whole wheat tortillas, and start a pot of beans for burritos, bean dip, beans and rice, and whatever else sounds good with bean in the next few days.

I am making chicken soup from homemade stock and leftover chicken bits from a whole chicken I cooked a while back, and lots of parsley. We are going to have chard w/bacon and black-eyed peas with the soup tonight.

I am making veggie burger patties from black-eyed peas that I will freeze and then we can just pop them in the deep fryer, and I am going to start some sprouts. The sprouts will go well on the veggie burgers. We put humus on them too. Sometimes I make it, but our grocery store carries some that we like a lot.

That should take care of my cooking for a while and save me some time.

Easy Whole Wheat Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Easy Whole Wheat Garlic Cheese Biscuits

2 cup whole wheat flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
¼ cup Parmesan
1 to 2 tbsp fresh minced garlic
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup milk

2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp fresh minced garlic

Preheat oven to 450.
Combine dry ingredients, grate in butter, and stir with fork, add syrup and milk and stir with fork until well mixed. Knead a few times (5 to 10). Form into 1 ½ to 2 inch balls and flatten them to about ½ to ¾ inch. Place on cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes.

While biscuits are baking. Melt butter in sauce pan. Add garlic and salt. Keep on low until time to use. Brush with garlic butter topping. Bake until done.