Take 5 lbs of carrots.
Wash well, peel, cut off ends, cut in half length-wise, cut top half in half cross-wise.
A few notes: Yes, this is the same process used to make homemade baby food, but I want it handy to drop into recipes to get a little more undetected veg in our meals. The puree is incredibly tasty, and I think it could go head to head with those little jars any day! I’ll be experimenting with uses. I know that it will pair well with tomato based dishes, and I have a friend that uses purees in her tacos (either carrot, sweet potato, or butternut squash). I’ll pop a few cubes in every now and then and report back to you when I’ve found our favorite uses
Also, the orange color is incredibly concentrated so make sure to clean all of your utensils and work surfaces immediately. My ice cube trays are white, and they are stained a little. I don’t really care about this. The cooking spray helps to minimize the discoloration.Read More
This is a new concept for me…cooking with wine. I must say that I really like the depth of flavor it lends to dishes.
Wine + mushrooms = lovers forever
I like red wine in spaghetti sauce. I add 1/3 cup to my recipe.
I like white wine in cream based sauces.
Of course, I like to drink wine, too.
I get this wine for cooking at the grocery store. Can you believe it? (For those of you outside of Tennessee, a.k.a. normal places, we can’t buy wine at the grocery store…only the liquor store. No Two Buck Chuck for us.) I can hardly choose which wine to drink so I’m glad to know I can just get the basics at the store. Is that bad? It’s kind of screw-up proof. You have to show your ID to purchase just like any other alcohol. In my store, it’s on the oil/vinegar/salad dressing aisle.
Do you cook with wine? What are your favorite recipes?
I make hamburger steaks for Mr. J quite often, and one day, I decided to play a little prank on him…I made them TINY. Honey, I shrunk your burgers.
I form the patties, making an indentation in the middle of the burger to allow for it to shrink. Add a little Worcestershire sauce and some hamburger seasoning, and cook until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees.