Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I am a nutty mom... look what i let happen.

We had that huge blizzard this last weekend. Got at least 2 feet of snow and drifts as high as 3 feet. Its all melting in 2 days! Totally amazing.

The setup we have for our playground area is surrounded by railroad ties, in the attempt to keep mulch in the area. Every time the snow melts, a pool forms. Zoey came home and exclaimed, "Swimming mommy!" and wanted to put on her swimsuit. My first instinct was, um.. melted snow, COLD!!! But then the nut in my head said "ah mom, let her do it." So i did. Here she is. (oh and sister Angelique did join her but i didnt get a video..)


Melted Snow Swimming Pool from Angela Nussbaum on Vimeo.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Foodie Fix - Best Omelet (gluten free)

I decided to use this recipe that my family, who does not like avocados like i do, will eat. This omelet is the best and everyone eats it up!

I decided to use my scrapping skills to make up the recipe all cute. If you want to replicate the recipe, I got all the products from ScrapGirls.com (see below).

















Products used from ScrapGirls.com : Syndee Nuckles Noteworthy Collection Biggie ; LD Chicken Scratch Font

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Porcupine Meatballs - Gluten Free

Im being cute and using a recipe card I created. The challenge today for the Friday Foodie Fix (lots of recipes at that link) was to use Eggs, I hope they dont kick me out since the recipe only calls for one egg. Im new at this cooking gluten free. I still need to modify MANY of my recipes and try them before i share them! lol.

So thanks for looking, here is the card:

















Products used to create the card are from ScrapGirls.com: Syndee Nuckles' Hoot and Annie Collection and LD Hen Hand Font. Card will not print, but you are welcome to recreate by purchasing those products!

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Jesus Rolls (aka Resurrection Rolls) GLUTEN FREE

I was just given the how to on making these rolls the other day, and i was bummed. It called for a can of crescent rolls and... well there is the gluten thing! LOL. So here i am thinking, with all those wonderful ladies out there cooking, is there a gluten free crescent roll recipe that could be used as a substitute?

THERE IS!!!!

This is a recipe that I found posted by several ppl, im not sure who the original person is, but it definitely was not me... so...

Crescent Rolls

1/2 stick butter (note - that is 1/4 cup), room temperature
3/4 cup small curd cottage cheese

1 cup gf flour mix (there is a great all purpose flour you can use )
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 TBS sugar

In the bowl of your mixer, combine the butter and cottage cheese. Add dry ingredients. Mix until a ball of dough forms.

Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 2 hours (I left mine overnight, as I wanted it ready in the morning).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll the dough into a 14 inch circle. Cut into 8 triangles (really easy with a pizza cutter).

Roll each triangle from wide end to tip, turning ends to form a crescent shape. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake 20 to 30 minutes.

BUT!!!! Dont cook them!!! this is why that part of the recipe is small. The goal here is not Cresent Rolls but Resurrection Rolls, right?

So... Here is how you do Resurrection Rolls...

Got your kids?

You need:
Crescent dough (in triangles)
Large Marshmellows
Melted butter
Cinnamon and Sugar mixed together

Got that?

Now, give each child a triangle and explain to them that it represents the Tomb that Jesus was placed in.
Now give them a marshmellow that represents the body of Jesus.
Dip the marshmellows into the butter, then roll in the cinnamon and sugar. Explain how during that time bodies were anointed before burial with oils and spices.
Place the marshmellow on the dough and very carefully wrap it around the marshmallow, Making sure all the seams are pinched together well. (thus the marshmellow wont oooze out of the seams)

Now you can bake! We have the oven preheated to 350 from the Crecent Recipe, right? Now we place the rolls onto parchment sheets and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

Allow them to cool.

When your child breaks open the "tomb" they will find it hollow and empty. The body of Christ is no longer there. Celebrate Jesus's life and God's wonderous love together!

Angela

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Slow Cooked Pork Chops - Gluten Free

Here is a recipe I pulled together on Tuesday. It was Randy's birthday and he wanted meat that tasted good. I had these delicious thick pork chops, so i thought... id make a sauce.

So... here is what i did.

Slow Cooked Pork Chops
Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Oil
Salt and Pepper
1 Tablespoon liquid smoke (colgin's is gluten free)
1 can tomato sauce
3 Tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (lea and perrins is gluten free)
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar

Take about 2 table spoons of Oil and heat in a skillet. Then add pork chops and lightly salt and pepper. I sprinkled about 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke on each one. Lightly cook on all sides. No need to cook all the way through.

Place in a crock pot, hopefully in one layer , and then mix the sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar in a bowl. Then poor over the top of the chops. Slow cook on low for approximately 4 1/2 hours. BE very careful of over cooking pork chops though, they can dry out.

(sorry no pictures! Hubby ate way to fast!)

Also! Watch out! Im learning to cook gluten free, and I experiment like crazy, and now there is a blog that has inspired me with a challenge called "Friday Foody Fix" Im going to be creating new things and doing my best to be gluten free!

Would love for anyone who makes this to please share your opinions!!

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