Have had some fun cooking the last couple of weeks. Here is a recipe for some potato/spinach casserole that I made. The recipe is very simple.
Potato Spinach Casserole
Cook 1/2 pound of frozen spinach
Cut 6 potatoes and put through food processor until very small
Combine uncooked potatoes and cooked spinach
Add salt and garlic powder and onion powder to taste
Beat 4 eggs and mix thoroughly with potatoes and spices
Grease casserole dish and dump contents into dish
Bake at 375 until slightly brown on top.
Also enjoyed making oatmeal bars. I don’t tolerate oats that well but can eat them once or twice a week. These oatmeal bars make a good snack to take in the car. We took them last week to eat on the way back from church.
Oatmeal Bars (note: these are high fat and high calorie)
1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
Put nuts through food processor or nut chopper until broken up into small pieces
Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup honey. When butter has melted and butter and honey are boiling, add oats and roasted nuts. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.
Spread evenly in greased pie plate or on greased stainless steel cookie sheet. Break into bars when mixture has cooled. These are very handy and travel well.
Another thing we enjoyed this week is Sesame seed candy (this is very sweet!)
Note: sesame seeds are very expensive. The cheapest way to buy them is in bulk, probably from a health food store. They are available in grocery stores in the spice isle, but a high price is charged for a small sprinkle bottle of sesame seeds.
Thoroughly grease or butter a stainless steel cookie sheet
Have ready a small tin can (such as an 8 oz. tomato sauce can). Make sure it is clean and the label is removed.
Thoroughly grease or butter a stainless steel cookie sheet. Set can in middle of greased cookie sheet.
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses or molasses/sorghum
1 cup sesame seeds
Dry roast sesame seeds
Combine honey, molasses, and sesame seeds in sauce pan. Cook over medium heat. Allow to boil until the mixture reaches hard candy stage. Test it by stirring with a spoon. When you pull your spoon out, the contents should harden on the spoon immediately.
When candy has reached hard candy stage, remove from heat and pour onto cookie sheet. Quickly spread in a circle around the can. When candy is only partially hardened, remove the tin can. Allow candy to cool and harden completely. Then you can peel it off the cookie sheet and break it into bars. It is very good but very chewy. Definitely not a cavity preventing food.
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8
Below are some pictures of the things I made from these recipes.