Thursday, May 16, 2013

My quest for snacks

I still have to feed the kids six times a day. Since the success of putting pureed beans in bread I am wondering about adding pureed sweet potato and dates and cinnamon to make a sort of soft sweet  bread or breadstick. I don't think I have time today but I could try it tomorrow...

We're off to Costco this afternoon to purchase huge quantities of household essentials like granola bars and, um, frozen pizza? And flour and rice and large bags of frozen fruit.

Tell me something interesting to do with my huge bag of frozen corn.

7 comments:

Melanie Bettinelli said...

I'm pretty sure Leila Lawler of Like Mother Like Daughter has blogged about adding sweet potatoes to her bread. I don't see why not.

My kids sometimes seem to live on bread, peanut butter and frozen fruit.



lissla lissar said...

Oh, good- right now that's my kids' diet too. Frozen fruit blended with yogurt, fresh fruit. And crackers. I assume that will keep them from dying of scurvy.

Isabelle said...

I've made sweet potato bread before, both as a quickbread form and yeasted... easy and tasty. I've also done a pumpkin-based challah that's very good, albeit not that healthy since it's also full of eggs and butter.

Oh, and did you know that you can make cookies and muffins with mashed red lentils? I've been told these lentil cookies aren't half-bad, though I haven't gotten around to trying them for myself yet: http://www.seasonalandsavory.com/2012/03/lentildoodles.html

No suggestions for your giant bag of corn, though, aside perhaps from chowder. We like us some corn chowder.

annsy said...

Would your kids eat cornbread, with corn kernels in it? (I make northern-style cornbread, which has sugar in it, unlike southern-style cornbread. Lemme know if you want the recipe!) Or corn fritters, with corn kernels? I don't have any recipes offhand, but I know they're out there.

My family also makes a dish called corn, kielbasa, & zucchini, which is just what it sounds like: slice the kielbasa & zucchini (maybe cut into smaller, bite-size pieces, if you wish); saute the kielbasa, put it in a dish; saute the zucchini, put it in the same dish; saute the corn, put it in the dish and toss it all together. Yummy and healthy-ish, especially if you use turkey kielbasa (which is much better for you but not nearly as yummy as the full-fat pork kielbasa. The pork kielbasa flavors the zucchini and the corn, and it's SO good).

lissla lissar said...

Nat has a very bad headache so I'm up at five-thirty. I'll get started on some bread. I've heard about hiding lentils and will try it. We're heavily into green vegetable smoothies- it's a little harder to hide kale in cookies, although I'm sure some sadistic person has done it.

Melanie Bettinelli said...

I think I recall Pentimento writing about hiding kale in brownies or chocolate cake. Kale and blueberries I think it was. My kids all eat kale chips. Love them. They ask for them. Even Ben. Just toss with olive oil and salt, spread on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast at 400 till crispy. Surprisingly yummy.

lissla lissar said...

I had difficulty getting them evenly crisp without burning them.

My kids will drink kale in smoothies because that's what Geoff has for breakfast and they're discovered it's yummy. That and broccoli probably constitute their only green vegetables.