Monday, August 13, 2012

Shire Pie

so i was looking for my Lembas recipe, like you do.......

what, you don't have a recipe for Lembas????  that's just crazy talk.  anywho, i couldn't find it, so i googled Lord of the Rings recipies, and came upon this GEM of a website, .  it not only has a recipe for Lembas that is better than the one i already had,  but it has a TON of other recipies.....  including Rosie's Shire Pie.

now, Hubular has been asking for a Sheppard Pie for a while now.  and i haven't done it.  because....  well, i have no good reason.  i just didn't do it.  but i saw this recipe and i was intrigued.  real food?  check.  LOTR based?  check.  something that the love of my life has asked for anyway?  YEP!!!  so i made it today.

after a quick stop at the store for supplies (like chicken stock, don't judge me), i was ready to start.  ......

once again, i used my best friend Helga Marquis de Kitchenaid to mix up the crust, and my trusty Knights of Cast Iron Frying Pan for the filling.  it turned out beautifully.  the crust is buttery and moist, it has a good mouth feel, the filling is rich without going overboard..  all in all, wonderful.

sadly, Blogger is frakking up, and won't let me add pictures, so i can't SHOW you how awesome it turned out.  if i can update this later with pictures, i will.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Icy Treats

i don't know about your neck of the woods, but it's been 800 degrees of Hades around here.  so hot that normal food is just down right unappealing.  so for the most part Bubby has been existing on fish sticks and ice pops.  not exactly ideal nutrition.  so here are a few frozen treat recipes that i've come up with to help fill in the nutritional gap.  use these recipes as a starting point, i usually don't really measure, and i have small Popsicle molds so i  just throw stuff in.  hope you enjoy them as much as B does!

1 carton of yogurt
3 hand fulls of spinach
1/2 c frozen blueberries
orange juice

put everything in a blender or magic bullet and blend.  add the oj as needed to make it smooth.  pour into your popsicle mold and freeze till firm.

Yo-Yo Pop
1 carton of banana cream pie yogurt
1/2 a banana cut into slices
3tbl of milk

mix up the milk and yogurt.  slice the banana and put the slices into the mold.  add the runny yogurt mixture.  freeze.

Almonds of Joy
1 part almond milk
2-3 squirts of chocolate syrup
1/4 part coconut shreds

mix it all up and pour into the molds. freeze.  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Pineapple Pops

juice from one pineapple after you've cored it.

pour the juice into the mold.  freeze. yeah, that's an actual recipe.