Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Seasoning Mix

My mom gave me a metal spice shaker can and the following mix recipe which I will use in a lot of my own recipes:

1 part ground black pepper
1 part onion powder
1 part garlic powder

Mix thoroughly.

It's Not Dog Food

"Mom, Dad ate dog food for dinner!" I heard one evening as I returned home from a meeting.  There had been plenty of leftovers in the refrigerator, so I'd left nothing cooking except the homemade dog food in the crock pot. Two of our three dogs have celiac disease, so they eat a high fiber mix of ground turkey, rice, lentils, and vegetables.  It is people food - but the dogs eat it.  There is nothing "dog" about it, but it turns the stomach of my kids.  My husband says it is quite tasty, as I season it with herbs and spices.

After watching Julie & Julia, I thought it might be fun to have a blog where I periodically write about what we have for dinner.   If I must say one thing we've done right as a family, we've tried to have family dinners as often as logistically possible.  Adjusting recipes to our own tastes, we don't often enjoy eating out.  At our budget, we cannot get food at a restaurant, generally, that is as good as can be made at home.  Or at least, that is how we feel.

Here I intend to occasionally share what we are having for dinner.  Most recipes are either passed down from my family or my own.  I do use cookbooks, but rarely follow the exact recipe and find a need to make it my own, but I'll give credit where it is due.