As soon as the nights get cooler, I get into a baking mood.
This week I made the homemade oreos I told you about. They were good, but not exactly like store bought Oreos. I probably won’t make them again, although my kids claim they liked them. AND if I did make them again, I wouldn’t use flower cookie cutters. Note to self: buy a 2″ round cookie cutter.
I also love making salads with fruit, nuts and cheese. This one has a bed of baby spinach, blue cheese, globe grapes, pear, craisins, sliced chicken and a quick Any-Fruit Vinaigrette Dressing that is simple to make. It is a modified Rachel Ray’s Recipe, but can be modified to make Raspberry, Strawberry or Blueberry Vinaigrette depending on what you like. I like that this recipe makes just enough dressing for one salad.
The dressing: Mix well
- 2 teaspoons strawberry, blueberry or raspberry jam
- 1 tablespoon good balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
I also made my grandmother’s quick and easy Sweet and Sour Pork recipe, but with chicken. I’ll post that recipe another time.
Also, to note:
Two new ebooks that came out this past week:
Anne Bogel’s Work Shift which is worth a read if you are trying to blend working in some small business pursuit and raising kids. It is a wonderful resource! $8.00
And out just today and FREE, is Elizabeth’s new ebook Trusts. Hope. Rejoice. It is a wonderful devotional and you can trust Elizabeth to be doctrinally sound. So download it free for some great weekend reading!
Have a great weekend!!