Monday, July 9, 2012

Week in Review: July 9, 2012

This past week was filled with lovely baked goods and cool eats. Here's a round-up of what we made this past week.  More details to follow.

  • Four different pizzas on the grill; recipes will follow later this week
  • Alton Brown's Leek and Potato Soup 
  • Brown's Grilled Braised Leeks I didn't braise them long enough, but we still weren't a fan.  They were too limp, hard to cut, and lacked depth for my taste.  

  • I have been wanting to find a great super-thin crispy flatbread recipes for weeks.  Then I stumbled across Martha Stewart's Basil Flatbread Crackers.  OMG, they are so delicious.  I ate a whole one as soon as it was cool enough to handle.  Next time we make pizzas in the oven I am going to use this herby dough as the base then add toppings to try to duplicate my fav flatbreads in the world at Ciao Bella in Edina.  Trust me, make these crackers!  So easy and so delicious!  

  • After swimming with my nephew at my in-laws we had oyster cracker trail mix.  My niece and nephew played cleaning ladies the rest of the afternoon. I wonder if we can bribe them with sugary candy to clean our house. (Yes, I have the cutest nephew and niece ever!)

Look auntie, I have my rags and am ready to work! 
All tuckered out from cleaning!  

Oyster Cracker Trail Mix Recipe
16 ounces oyster crackers
1 ounce ranch salad dressing mix
3/4 cup oil -- scant
1/2 teaspoon dill
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 bag of m&m's
1 small can of nuts of your choosing

Stir all ingredients except crackers, m&m's, and nuts in a bowl. Add crackers and stir well. Spread out on a cookie sheet and bake at 275F degrees for 15 minutes. Once cool, toss with m&m's and nuts.  

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