Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard 02/9/12

Finally did my menu for the Month which I haven't been doing but it does help to get a better variety of meals rather than the simple go to rut that I seem to get into.  Of course it changes often and schedules change etc.

Thursday night we had leftover Chow Mien over rice.  Simple and quick only had to cook the rice.

Friday night was a rather flop.  I had made hero rolls that I pictured here previously.  Well they don't make good hot meatball subs, which we had with a green salad.  The rolls are too sweet and too soft.  They were immediately soggy.  Back to the drawing board.  The meatballs were great though.  Made a big batch that went into the freezer.

Saturday might was dinner for 4.  Baked fish with basil/garlic butter, fresh french fries, canned green beans from the garden and cole slaw made with one of my last cabbages.  One still hanging on in the refrigerator.

Sunday we had Chow Mien over rice again.  I really need to cut that recipe down but that was the end.  Four meal for the price however is well worth it and we love it.

Monday night was veal and peppers (frozen from the garden) over egg noodles and left over green beans.

Tuesday night Cheeseburgers on potato buns, french fries and beer batter fried onion rings.  Not one of our healthiest meal but oh so good.
Wednesday night was dinner for one, after a long day of grocery shopping in the city, was baked French Onion Soup from the pantry.

Did do a little baking this week also.

English Muffins
Same white bread for weekend sandwiches but not done in the pullman pan.  Made great sandwiches from the left over meatloaf along with some vegetable beef soup from the pantry.
Potato Hamburger buns

Potato Bread

3/4 cup water
2/3 cup potato flakes (instant potato flakes or 1/2 cup mashed potatoes)
1 egg
2 tbsps butter
2 tbsps sugar
1/4 cup powdered milk
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsps yeast
1              In the bowl of your bread machine, add the ingredients in the order that they are listed. Make sure that the yeast is not touching the water.
2              Select basic setting.

OK so I can't leave a recipe alone.  They always need my twist on them.  I used a fresh cooked potato put through my ricer and for the water I used the potato water.  I used just the dough setting on the bread machine and then rolled the dough out to about 1/2" or a little less and cut rolls out.  Baked at 350 for about 20 minutes until they were golden brown.
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  1. everything looks great! Thanks for sharing that great recipe i have never had potato bread before

  2. I am copying this recipe right now. We love potato rolls for hamburgers in the summer. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I made some hamburger buns last night. No potatoes in mine though. So sad.

  4. I have never had a potato bun - perhaps I need to find time to make bread. I do want to know what's in all those bottles behind the muffins - they look very intriguing.

  5. Cheeseburgers on potato buns, french fries and beer batter fried onion rings, great meal. We need to indulge once in a while, good for the soul.

  6. MP, you should try the potato bread. It is quite moist. There is also potato roll recipes but they are more of a dinner roll and sweet.

    Robin, Hope the recipe is what you are looking for. I used a bread recipe as I don't like too much sugar in my rolls.

    Daphne, I sure hope you get back to normal eating and enjoying the foods you like so much soon.

    Liz, I love to make bread. It is so good fresh. Those bottles are wine bottles that I collected from a friend, who owned a restaurant at the time, when we were building the house. They were included in the design of the kitchen when I did it. That is my cooking area of the kitchen next to the stove. They hold all of the oils, vinegars, wines etc. that I use for cooking.

    Norma, yes it sure was a clogged artery dinner but oh so good.

  7. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I'm honoring you with the Versatile Blogger award.

  8. Can you adopt me? Or at least come live with me as the resident cook?! LOL! Your meals and baking efforts always look so delicous.

  9. MP thank you so much for the honor. I know what I need to do to accept it and hope to find time shortly.

    Laura, thanks. I wouldn't mind living in your area right about now but love my 4 seasons so guess I will have to adopt you.