Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mommy's Kitchen-Great Site for Kid Friendly Recipes

Terrific recipes that everyone will enjoy...quick, easy, and kid friendly :-)
http://www.mommyskitchen.net/2011/01/white-bean-cheddar-dip-kid-friendly.html

“The only limits in your life are those that you set yourself.”

Wishing you a day full of blessings,
Miranda

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday, July 24th Blueberry Picking at Rush River Produce -Maiden Rock, Wisconsin

A fun day planned of blueberry picking with the kids and exploring the local towns for a great place for lunch. Most of the towns in the local area are super small like Stockholm, Wisconsin with a population of a whopping "82"...lol.  Enjoy each moment and find the blessings that are in store for you today!
-Miranda

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday-July 23rd

The sun is shining today in Hudson....unfortunately it will feel like 101 degrees by 3:00 p.m.  We have decided to go to Yo-Yo Donuts in Minnetonka and then see what other indoor trouble we can find :-) Enjoy your Saturday. I know I will!
-Miranda

Check out the
specialty pastries:

SPECIALTY PASTRIES

Maple Bacon Long Johns
Apple Fritters
Cinnamon Twists
Fried Cinnamon Rolls
Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls
Chocolate Long Johns (with and without sprinkles)
Vanilla Long Johns (with and without sprinkles)
Maple Coconut Long Johns
Fresh Hot Caramel Rolls
Raspberry Filled Long Johns
Lemon Filled Long Johns

 

 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Recipe for the Day:
Sweet Onion & Roasted Broccoli Pita Pizza

Ingredients
  • 2 whole Whole Wheat Pita Pockets
  • 1 Tablespoon Yogurt Butter (Brummel & Brown)
  • ½ whole Vadalia Onion, Sliced Thin
  • 2 cups Roasted Broccoli, Chopped
  • 1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss
  • 1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Yogurt Butter (Brummel & Brown)
  • 2 Tablespoons Skim Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Each - Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder & Crushed Red Pepper Flake (to Taste)

Preparation

1. Spray pan with cooking spray and place 2 cups roasted broccoli, chopped, salt and peppered, in 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
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2. Melt butter in a skillet. Once melted, add thinly sliced onions, salt and pepper to taste. Don’t touch them! Turn skillet to medium heat and allow to cook, stirring only occasionally for 10-15 minutes until soft and golden brown.
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3. Lightly toast pitas in 400 degree oven until just beginning to crisp.
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4. Top each pita with half of my fantastic cheese sauce* (see recipe below), half of the onions and half of the broccoli. Pop pitas back into oven for about 5-7 more minutes until pita is crunchy.
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*Creamy Cheese Sauce
1 wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss
1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp Brummel and Brown Butter
2 Tbsp Skim Milk
1 tsp each of Salt, Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper Flake and Garlic Powder (to taste more or less)
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In a small sauce pan, melt 1 tbsp of butter and then add Parmesan & The Laughing Cow wedge, then the milk and then seasoning. Keep stirring until mixture melts completely.

Week 4-Day 4

Below you will find a list of links of favorite websites...If you have some favorite sites, please email them to me so I can add them to the list :-) Sun is shining and it is a happy day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Twilight Pizza Bistro in Camas, Washington....delicious!

My Favorite-
SOUTHERN COMFORTBarbeque sauce base with mozzarella, Andouille sausage, chicken, applewood-smoked bacon, and sweet onions.
8.20 | 12.45 | 16.90 | 22.50 | 26.50

Hanna's Favorite-
T-REXRed sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage, pepperoni, Andouille sausage, and Canadian bacon. A meat lover’s dream.
8.75 | 13.60 | 18.25 | 23.60 | 27.95

July 20th In Hudson, WI

Week 4-Day 3
Washed one load of laundry and made a super easy dinner. Time to sit and enjoy the sun, read online, and watch a movie. I cannot remember the last time I had such a quiet day. Doing absolutely nothing and loving every minute of it. Moms these days are always running...we all need a day off now and then. Think happy thoughts :-)
Recipe for the day...
Zucchini Gratin-
Ingredients
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, plus extra for topping
1 pound yellow onions, cut in 1/2 and sliced (3 large)
2 pounds zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick (4 zucchini)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup hot milk
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
3/4 cup grated Gruyere

Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a very large (12-inch) saute pan and cook the onions over low heat for 20 minutes, or until tender but not browned. Add the zucchini and cook, covered, for 10 minutes, or until tender. Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg and cook uncovered for 5 more minutes. Stir in the flour. Add the hot milk and cook over low heat for a few minutes, until it makes a sauce. Pour the mixture into an 8 by 10-inch baking dish.Combine the bread crumbs and Gruyere and sprinkle on top of the zucchini mixture. Dot with 1 tablespoon of butter cut into small bits and bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and browned.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The reason I started this blog is to share about places to go and see in the local area, great places to eat, and anything that peaks my interest.  Many of you share similar likes, so thought it would be great to pass along ideas among friends. I am always curious about finding that next great little whole in the wall restaurant or bakery, or that little known corner shop that sells one of-a-kind items. Happy reading and I look forward to hearing about your "favorite things".  Enjoy!