Friday, May 20, 2016

{mimi's} Instant Baby Oatmeal

There is  just something  nostalgic and hugely satisfying about making your own baby food!!  I know. I know.  Who has time for that???  You do!!  This takes minutes to make, is quite inexpensive and is packed with good.old.fashioned nutrition minus all of the preservatives and chemicals.  Your baby, and family will thank you!!

Mimi's Instant Baby Oatmeal
Lisa Pearson

12 cups old-fashioned oats, divided {gluten-free if needed}

1 cup C&H brown sugar {less, if desired}

1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 cup dried apple sure to get the tiny apple pieces to avoid possible choking hazard

Blend 6 cups oats in the blender...kinda like a rough chop

Add blended oats to large mixing bowl with the rest of the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and dried apples.

Place 1/4 cup dry mix to small glass jars with lids.
For older children and for adults, fill larger glass ramekins with 1/2 cup dry mix.
For on.the.go...fill paper soup containers with desired amount of dry mix and forget about having to wash the dishes.

To Prepare:  Shake container and cover oats with boiling water.   Place lid on container and let sit for 5 minutes.  Cool oatmeal off with a bit of formula or cream and ENJOY!!!

A little side note...we LOVE taking these on morning picnics and hikes.  All you need to prepare is a thermos of HOT WATER!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

{simple} Triple Berry Galette

For last night's bible study in our home, I was wanting to make something warm and yummy since our weather has gone from HOT to cold seems.

What to do when you are short on time?  Grab out the store bought pie dough and frozen berries!!{This is something I keep stocked in our freezer at all times!!}

Lisa Pearson

This recipe makes 2 individual galette

1 package store bought frozen pie dough { Trader Joe's}

4 cups frozen triple berry mix {Costco}

1 1/2 cups sugar

zest of 1 lemon

juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup flour

3 pats of butter


sanding sugar

Follow directions on pie dough box to thaw.

Preheat oven to 425*

Once dough has thawed, roll it together in a ball and then roll it into a disc using a bit of flour.  I made mine about the width of my hand spread out.
Place on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Mix berries, sugar, zest of lemon, juice of lemon, and flour together and let it sit out until it is pretty much thawed.

Take 2 cups of filling and pile it into the center of your pastry dough.
Fold dough up around the berries as seen in picture.
Put butter in center on top of the berry mix.

Brush dough with a bit of milk and sprinkle sugar on wet dough {this is optional...but!!}

Bake at 425* for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Keep your eye on it...burned berries are really awful and burned pie crust ranks at the tippy top for nastiness!!

Serve all by itself or top with ice cream, whipped cream or BOTH!!!

...and if all else fails...go for the ice cream and french fries!!

LOOK at that happy little face!!

...and our little baby doll who is almost two!!