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haha its how I feel some days!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread crumbs

Homemade bread crumbs are both healthy and great tasting! I make my own bread crumbs because I can't find them in the grocery store, not that I'll ever buy pre-packaged bread crumbs again. I know that with homemade I control the salt and excessive ingredients. Plus have I told you how good these bread crumbs are?? They're great!! 

Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs

12 slices WW bread (I used natures best 100% whole wheat) toasted in a toaster or in the oven, set the oven to broil and watch closely, don't walk away.... I know!!
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp dried Parsley
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt, I used light salt, it's 50% less sodium than table salt.
1 package Goya Sazon-  you can find this in the Ethnic aisle at the grocery store or WM.... 

Take the toast and pulse it in the food processor until it's course, I don't want fine bread crumbs, if you prefer them to be fine, pulse them for longer until the consistency is what you want.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended, I pulsed the ingredients in with my crumbs.
The end result smells amazing and are great to use in place of regular store bought breadcrumbs.

Zucchini Fries

I used 5 medium sized fresh zucchini, washed and the ends cut off, then quartered. 
Fresh homemade breadcrumbs made with 12 slices whole wheat bread toasted and run through the food processor into course bread crumbs, you can mix the bread longer if you want fine bread crumbs. 2tbs Italian seasoning, 1tbsp garlic powder, 1/2tsp salt, 1tsp pepper, 1 package Goya Sazon found in the Mexican food isle at the grocery store or WM. Mix all ingredients in the blender well. 
Coat zucchini in 5 scrambled eggs, then coat well in breadcrumb mixture. Shake off excess.
Spray a sheet pan with canola oil spray, lay the wedges out so that they're not touching. Pre-heat oven to 350, cook zucchini for 45 to 55 minutes. 
The zucchini will come out golden brown and crunchy, but the center is a creamy goodness you can't imagine!! 
Try it the next time your having burgers,you and your family won't be disappointed!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Easy and Delicious microwave Corn on the Cobb!!

Fresh from the grocery store corn on the cobb, uncut. No soaking is needed, this is a great last minute, no mess veggie fix.

Trim up your fresh corn on the cobb by using kitchen shears to cut some of the stalk and some of the excess leaves away.
Like you see in this photo above, don't remove too much, you still want the corn to be encased in the husk.
Microwave on high for 4 minutes, the corn will steam in its husk.
Cut the end of the corn and stalk away, don't cut the silk end.  You want to feel for the end of the cobb and make sure you cut straight so the husk comes off, if you don't cut enough of the end off, squeezing the corn out isn't as easy. 
Use a clean dish towell to hold the cobb and slowly squeeze the corn on the cobb out of the husk, the corn is very hot so handle with care. Ask me how I know this!! 
As you can see the husk just slips off without the silk strands and the mess is contained!! No mess all over the kitchen!! !  I wanted to try this way of cooking corn and today it was a lifesaver because I'd forgotten to boil the water!!! Who forgets to boil the water?? This girl!! 
As you can see the silk is no were to be seen, what your left with is clean, fresh, piping hot and juicy corn on the cobb!!  I'd say this Pinterest post was a PASS!! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

More Paper Piecing

This paper pieced pattern was from www.quilterscache.com it's called the state of Connecticut star block. It's a star sampler block that I'm making up as I go along.... Some are measured and cut and some are tried and true old patterns and the rest are paper pieced!! This one happens to be my current fav!!