I guess it is a sort of nesting in a way- making all that food. I do like a full freezer. I think I may need to start making soups for the freezer too because it is too cold in here! I don't want to turn the heat on yet!! It is supposed to be 90 this weekend so I am hoping to make it another week or two without turning the heat on but we will see.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I'm a squirrel
The first day back at school is always a little bittersweet for me. Mostly bitter this year because we all had so much fun together this summer. Now that we are on day two and the kids came home happy about their teachers and classes, I feel better. I spent sunday being a squirrel so that the freezer would be full of good things to feed them in their lunches and for breakfast. I made four loaves of banana bread, lots of ricotta pancakes, 5 loaves of zuchinini carrot apple bread and 2 dozen of these little muffin tin quiches. I will say that I could have eaten all of those ricotta pancakes hot off the griddle that day. I didn't tell them that they had cheese in them, only that they were pancakes because you never know what will prevent them from eating something. They are heaven. It is a recipe from Martha Stewart Everyday Food and you can find the recipe here. I omit the orange zest and add almond extract and a little vanilla extract. They are sweet and don't need syrup that way. I want to try them savory - maybe with a little pesto mixed in and brushetta style tomatoes on top. Or pesto ones with tomato soup. Yummmm. These little quiches are the best. Both kids will eat them!