Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shari's Easy Homemade Honey Nut Granola Bars

Shari's Easy Homemade Honey Nut Granola Bars:

oven- 325 degrees

chop & toast:

1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup dry-roasted & salted peanuts

combine nuts with:

2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 TB peanut butter

bake time- 27 min.

After having success developing my own granola bar recipe (PBJ Granola Bars) from theKitchn's granola bar recipe, I again used theKitchn's recipe as a springboard for creating another great new recipe (Shari's Easy Homemade Honey Nut Granola Bars).

Indian Shrimp Curry!

I found an awesome recipe for supper: My Indian Recipes' Shrimp Curry. I looked at a couple other shrimp curry recipes first: Food Network's Shrimp Curry, and AllRecipe's Indian Shrimp Curry Recipe. I thought the recipe on My Indian Recipes looked more like one Anthony and I would enjoy. Besides, I had most of the ingredients for that one, so I didn't have to "fudge" on my ingredients.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Two-Tone 3D Printing

The 3D printed model is a combination of red ABS filament and blue PLA filament. Anthony used the stop/start method to print it. 

The Little Climber

Freezer Burned Flavored Burritos

eh, presentation was better than taste on these. i think the whole-wheat tortillas had been in the freezer too long. lol. freezer-burn . . . cough, cough.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ninja Flex

So my husband has a new kind of filament for his 3D printer. The filament is called Ninja Flex. It is rubbery like a tire and extremely flexible. Very fun. You should get some.

Future Clemson Student?

graphing calculator + orange & purple outfit =

4th Meal

We had lentils and rice for dinner earlier, but Anthony and I were hungry again. We didn't want to eat anything too unhealthy. I asked Anthony what he wanted, he replied, "chicken salad." Well you have to understand, Anthony doesn't like mayo-based chicken salad. You also must understand that we have shrimp in our fridge this week instead of raw chicken. All things considered, I replied to Anthony, "continue." He said, "well we have those chicken strips, and spinach . . ." I was like, "Oh!" I had forgotten we had frozen fried chicken strips in the freezer. I then gathered supplies to make our salad: spinach, celery, chicken strips, dried cranberries, grated parmesan cheese, frozen pecan pieces, and bacon ranch salad dressing. I heated the chicken strips in the microwave, and I chopped some spinach on a plate. Meanwhile I snacked on frozen pecan pieces. Then I thought twice about the celery and the grated parmesan. I ended up returning them to the fridge without using them on our salad. I also put the pecans back in the freezer without using them on the salad. I didn't want our salad dressing to be gloppy so I added a little water to it and shook it up. Our salad 4th meal of the day was amazing, not too heavy, and not too light.

The Drinker

French Lentils Inspiration

I wanted to make lentils and rice for dinner, but I wanted to try a slightly different prep (I've been making Indian food a lot lately).  We had some celery, so I just googled "lentils and celery." Spark Recipe's French Lentils With Celery, Carrots, And Onions was the first recipe I saw. I didn't really follow the recipe, but I did use the the French flavor profile from the recipe: celery, carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, and parsley. Dinner was delicious and easy to eat. We did not have to think twice about whether it was too spicy or not. It was not.