Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bread Pudding

A favorite with the kids, this always goes over well as a snack drizzled with fresh cream! 

1 day old french bread, cubed
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or butter
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 whipped eggs
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup honey (plus a little extra for drizzle)
1 tsp cinnamon and vanilla

Place cubed bread in a 9 in square pan. Drizzle with melted butter or oil. Sprinkle with cranberries. In separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour over bread mixture and press bread down making sure all is wet. Drizzle with extra honey. Bake on 350 for 45 minutes or until "pudding" springs back when pressed down. Serve warm with ice cream or fresh cream.

Lentil Pea Soup

Just a quick pop-in to post a new recipe! Made this tonight for supper and it was a hit! Perfect with fresh bread =)

1 bag split peas, sorted and rinsed
1 bag lentils, sorted and rinsed
10 cups water (half chicken stock is what I did)
2 cups cubed ham
1 sweet onion, chopped or pureed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
3 celery stalks, chopped small
3 carrots, chopped small
2 potatoes, cubed small
2 minced garlic cloves

Put everything in crock pot on high. Simmer 8 hours or so in a crock pot. I put it going at 8 am and it was ready about 4:30. Otherwise, simmer in pot until done, about 2 hours. 
Serve warm with fresh bread for BEST taste =)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Merry Christmas!


 Merry Christmas and  Blessed New Year from Our Family to Yours!!