I’m Loving My New Kitchen!

A long over due post, assuming that there is anyone out there still reading this. Yikes!

We are moved into the Victorian house and living with a wonderful kitchen and a wonderful bathroom and a construction zone. If moving is supposed to be a stressful event, then moving into a place that is still under construction is more so. And moving via  UHaul Moving Help didn’t (don’t get me started!). On top of that, one of my cats got out an uncovered hole and was lost for three weeks (but found again!).

So we are settled in as best as possible and the kitchen being the warmest place in the house in this ridiculously cold fall and winter I have been cooking up a fuss.

So on with a Menu Plan Monday!

The week before last we had an oodles of noodles week with pad thai AND soba noodles with peanut sauce. Bonus was lentil soup and home made pizza with Yves Pepperoni.

Last week was a rice is nice week with curry and basmati rice and bibimbap. Enchiladas with sweet potatoes and black beans made an appearance on the menu as well.

This week will be souper (and super cold – again)! Zoup is on the menu. Also some tortellini with homemade marinara from the freezer. I went a little wild and ordered a pizza stone which is supposed to be delivered this week – I will be trying that out. And if we eat all the Zoup (or just get tired of it) I will be making some Black Bean soup which is one of my husband’s favorites. (Is it Spring yet?)

A big hit recently was Cereal Cookies (I have been baking way more than I should). I have no idea where I got this recipe – it is written on an “ancient” recipe card – but I will share it because it is a yummy oatmeal cookie variation.

Cereal Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
1 and 1/2 cups corn flakes
1/2 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add baking powder and baking soda. Add the rest of ingredients. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly brown.



P.S. If you just come to read the blog, check out the Picture Recipes Page at Bry-Back Manor!

P.P.S. I just noticed my Zoup recipe didn’t have water included! Just fill a pot with water enough to completely cover the ingredients.

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