I spent a good deal of time this morning surfing the internet and reading about soaking whole grains, something I had never heard of prior to this week. I'm yet a little fuzzy on the why's and wherefore's of it all so I'm still going to have to do a little more research, but what I've read so far looks very interesting. And soaking whole grains doesn't seem to be something that would be too difficult to implement in my own kitchen; I just need to do a little more learning about it before I feel confident enough actually to do it.
Jaden made another fruit smoothie this morning, only he changed his recipe a little bit. Instead of strawberries and apples like last time, he put in frozen strawberries, strawberry yogurt, and a little apple juice. According to him, it tasted a lot better than his first attempt.
The girls requested waffles this morning, so I showed Jerah how to mix up the batter in the blender and we made waffles together. Since this is the second time I've made this recipe successfully, I think I'm going to try to make up a mix of the dry ingredients so I can save time the next time I want to make waffles.
I had no piano lessons today which made preparing dinner pretty easy. I made taco salad, so I just pulled out the already cooked pound of ground beef from the freezer, heated it up in the skillet, added some homemade taco seasoning and water, and let it simmer for a bit.
Joely helped me make some skillet corn, a recipe I've never made before. She loves helping me in the kitchen so she had a blast stirring the corn and adding in the onions and spices. The corn turned out great, and Jeff said that the corn made the taco salad have an even better taste than it usually has—and that's saying something because he loves taco salad already.
As I'm typing this post, I'm contemplating what to make for dessert. I have such a sweet tooth, and as usual I'm craving chocolate, but I don't know if I can decide between:
Chocolate chip cookies…
Peanut butter balls…
or Pudding cake.
I'll have to let you know tomorrow what I settled on—not that there'll be any of the dessert left by tomorrow, mind you. All I'll be able to share is the pictures.
Make sure you check out Kate’s and Toni’s blogs and see what's going on in their kitchens (or in Toni's case, her mom's kitchen) for our “3 Moms, 3 Kitchens, 31 Days” adventure.
sara l says
The soaked grains thing is weird. I've been reading about and trying to learn more about this method for the past week. I'm still not at a point where I'm ready to try it, but I'm getting there.
The Happy Housewife says
I have read a little about soaking grains too. Not sure I am sold on it yet. All the desserts look good, I would probably have made then all!
I did a blog search on soaking whole grains, and your post was at the top of the list!
Have you tried it yet?
It really is not difficult.
I tell everyone to go to Sue Gregg's site.
Make her blender waffles with brown rice and oats. You grind and soak all in the blender. Super easy, and so good.