Friday, March 7, 2014

Week 9 Friday (3/7/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Crash Hot Potatoes
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Page 217      Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 366 calories per serving, if 6 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         Thanks Ree for another amazing potato recipe. The key to these gems is the rosemary. Fresh herbs are now one of the key things I cook with each day.
         Now these little gems are not beautiful to look at but they are amazing to chow down on for dinner. Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any dinner or super.  What is the difference between those two words.  Oh my – off topic again.

Today’s critics:

         Brandy:   - Yum! Yum! Yum! They were really good. Loved 'em!

Why Weight?

         What is comfort food?  The answer to this question varies from person to person. Comfort food for me is any type of potato or meat dish. I also like a hearty soup, stew or chili.  Now that, is a new one.  I can’t say that have ever craved soup before but Ree’s soups are so delicious that they have joined the comfort list.
         For some people, comfort food may just be a favorite food. It might even been something like a Ding Dong or HoHo. They may not be nutritionally sound, but they may comfort the stressed out soul.  Brenda Lee Johnson, the main character on The Closer always comforted herself with Ding Dongs.  Now, I love a good Ding Dong but I lean toward the taters. 
         What does your comfort lie?

Fabulous “Family” Food

Grandma Ehrhardt’s Quick Peanut Butter Candy

(We do not know the origin of this recipe)

½ c. margarine
½ c. milk
2 cups sugar
½ cup chunky peanut butter
2 cups quick oatmeal

Mix together margarine, milk, and sugar in a saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes. Take off the heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Add peanut butter and mix thoroughly.  Now, stir in the oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper.  This recipe makes about 60 pieces of candy (about 1.5 inches)

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