Saturday, August 24, 2013
Busy in My Kitchen
Today I did some strength training exercises for 15 minutes, rode my bike 6 miles and then I ran 3 miles. The variety made it a fun workout.
I gathered some links to share some of the recipes that I used this week while we had family stay with us.
Rainbow Swirl Cake - The vibrant colors made for a fun surprise when we sliced into the cake. I put the cake batter into six bowls. Then I added gel food coloring. I dropped the colored batter into the cake pans. So easy! The next photo shows the cake - a new favorite for me.
Fluffy Pancakes - I accidentally added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla instead of 1/4 teaspoon, but I thought that made them especially good.
Chicken Pot Pie - This is one of my own recipes - a family favorite.
Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps - I used Shredded Chicken in this recipe. Rather than using a fork to shred the chicken, I used a blender making it easy and quick to shred it.
Lasagna Casserole - This made enough for 9-10 servings - a lot! I served it with the next recipe...
French Bread - The only recipe I made that didn't work out. That may be because I didn't follow the directions exactly. The bread came out flat, but it was still good enough to use with the next recipe...
Carrabba's Herb Oil for Dipping Bread
This week, I had the most fun with the cake. Somehow I was able to make the cake and frost it without anyone seeing it before it was finished. That way, it was a surprise for our guests when the cake was sliced.
8/26 Update: I made the French Bread again. This time, I didn't let it sit and rise too long. It was a success this time!