So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday's Menu

So I tried a couple of new things this last week.

We like King's Hawaiian breads. I don't get them very often -- only when I catch them on sale and have a coupon. Then it usually has to have been a while since we've had them. Even their best price isn't often justifiable. Especially when I can make my own rolls and bread just as well.

But these have a good texture and flavor that is just a little different that's nice occasionally. I've looked up copycat recipes before. The first time or two, I completely struck out. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. But, recently, I came across this one. It was close but just not quite there. I'm thinking to get that texture you have to have special machinery maybe.

I remember a close friend who made all her family's bread (even what they took with them on vacation) telling me that 'bakeries' blow air into the dough some way to make the bread come out and stay soft. That was what made store bought bread taste so nasty to her family. Given the choice of that stuff or none, they would all choose none.

But you can click on the link and give it a go if you like. Let me know how it turns out. And if you have your own copycat recipe.

The other thing I tried was Swedish Meatballs. A friend often mentions that it is her family's favorite. I had never tried any. So I gave it a whirl.

It is basically just regular meatballs with a different sauce on them (at least by the recipes I found). The sauce that was suggested online was a combination of a can each of cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom soup mixed with a 12 oz. can of evaporated milk. You then pour this combination over the meatballs and bake them for about 20 - 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

I tried switching out sour cream for the milk (as suggested by a couple of reviewers) in hopes that it wouldn't be quite as rich but my tummy still didn't care for it.

Even though the dish was completely cleaned out. Seriously. Cleaned out. So, based on the fact that it was well received, I guess I'll have to look for a sauce that is not so rich. I really can't handle that rich stuff.

If you have one, pass it on. Please. And if you just love, love that rich stuff, go for it and try this out. You may end up with a new family favorite.

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