Hi everyone! So as you know I like trying new recipes out despite the fact that I’m a terrible cook and hate being in the kitchen. So why would I do that to myself? I like trying new foods and knowing I’m preparing something new actually makes it exciting for me to be in the kitchen. Plus I have discovered the art of finding quick and easy recipes to try out, for the most part anyway, so it’s not like I’m working hours in the kitchen. If you have never read my recipe criteria you can find it HERE. The downfall of course it that some recipes work out and some don’t….you win some, you lose some. For instance, last week I made a vegan cream sauce to put over spaghetti squash “noodles”. It required soaking some cashews and then blending them with diced tomatoes. Let’s just say it was not very enjoyable :) BUT later in the week I made this recipe for Slow Cooker Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce and they were so good! My whole family really loved them! So you see it all works out in the end.
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Gluten-Free Bread Making:
My 16 year old son has many food allergies including gluten, dairy, eggs, fish and nuts. We have been purchasing him a particular loaf of bread for years that is free of all these things. There are many gluten free breads on the market but the majority of them also include eggs. Unfortunately the bread we’ve been buying is getting harder and harder to find so we decided it was time to try making our own something we haven’t done since my son was a toddler. We have a Cuisinart Breadmaker (affiliate link) that has a gluten-free setting but without eggs it gets a little tricky.
Here’s our first attempt:
Yep doesn’t that look yummy?
Turned out a little better (and didn’t taste too bad) but I think we’ll keep working on it. If anyone else has experience with something like this please let me know!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Tuesday: Easy Baked Chicken Breasts served with rice and broccoli
Wednesday: Yummy Sloppy Joes
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
Have a wonderful week everyone!!
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