Saturday, March 20, 2010

Yummy Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini Casserole from

(I cubed bread & baked it & used that instead of stuffing, which I did not have)

I found this recipe to be great for emptying some items in my fridge I had not yet used. Because of my GREEN bags, my zucchini's last 2 weeks...but I try to use them up & this recipe got 4 stars out of 5 mouths in our family!!
Try it out, your fam might like it!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Great Deals & Finds

Have you checked out Linds's site. She posts great deals on shopping / couponing & great food finds. Get stocked up on your food storage by using her fabulous finds.
(Click on the picture to link, if not HERE)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patricks Day Recipes

Recipes for the Green Day HERE
Fun Kid Recipes for St. Patty's Day HERE
Desserts for a Lucky Day HERE
WHAT St. Patricks Day recipe did you use your produce for?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Green Bags

How long does your produce last?
For 1 1/2 years I have been using the GREEN BAGS from Debbie Meyer. I love them. My produce will ast 2 weeks & even longer. I resuse the bags & only have to buy new once maybe twice a year. SUCH a good deal.

Find it at Walmart in the "as seen on TV" section (by the checkout stands)
WHAT ELSE do you do to preserve your produce?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sweet Potato ROLLS - Okinawan RECIPE

*makes 16 medium sized rolls

3/4 lb (1 large) sweet potato, peeled & cut into chunks
1 t dry yeast
1/2 c packed light brown sugar
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 C all purpose flour
2 T unsalted butter, softened
1 T salt
2 large eggs
1 egg - whisked for egg wash

1) Put sweet potatoe in pan w/2 c water, bring to boil. Cook for 15 minutes, until tender. Drain, reserving the cooking water. Mash or puree potatoe & place in large bowl. Let potatoe & water cool to lukewarm.

2) Measure 1 C of cooking water & stir in yeast to dissolve. Add yeast misture to potatoe, stir in brown sugar & 1 C flour. Add butter & salt and stir, then add 2 eggs & mis well. Add 2 more cups of flour, a cup at a time.

3)Dust a work surface with flour & turn out the dough. Knead for 5 minutes till soft, & somewhat elastic. Place in clean bowl, cover w/plastic wrap & let rise until doubled - 4 hours.

4) Pull dough away from sides of bowl and turn out onto a floured surface. Lightly grease a backing sheet w/butter.

5) Use sharp knife to divide dough into 16 pieces. Using your palm press the dough lightly into your work surface. roll 1 piece into a round roll. Place shaped roll on baking sheet. Place rolls 1/2 inch apart on baking sheet. Cover w/plastic wrap & rise another 30-40 minutes.

6) Brush tops of rolls with egg wash. Place rack in center of oven & Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Rolls should be a deep brown on top & golden orange at sides. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


*I tried these a few days ago...and did not estimate enough time for I finished baking the day after. LOVE them, very yummy to just munch on.

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