Tuesday, July 08, 2008

2 New Creations and an Old Standby

  1. Index Cards on Stove Hood: Whenever I cooking for a bunch of people, somebody the recipe. Or they want to know what's inside because of diet restrictions. So I go, "uh... let's see, olive oil, onion, um, green peppers..." But not on Canada Day this year! Because I had the brainwave of putting index cards on the stove hood, held in place by a fridge magnet. (They're not just for refrigerators, you know.) Every time I added something, I wrote down what it was an how much.
  2. Rhubarb Date bars: As far as I know this is something I invented. All because I like date squares but am too lazy to make the oatmeal crust that goes on the top and bottom. The recipe:
  3. In a pot, mix while simmering

    • Chopped dates (1 pkg)
    • Orange juice (not much)
    • Rhubarb (a lot, at least as much as the dates, probably more)
    • Strawberries (I used about 500g, you could use less or more)
    • Chopped walnuts (3 handfuls, or 2 handfuls if you have normal sized hands like I do)
    • Chocolate powder (I just sort of dumped it in. For you people who need measurements, it might have been as much as half a cup.)
    • Oatmeal (1 cup? 2 cups? I'm not sure)

    Stir around for awhile, then transfer to a baking tray and bake in oven at 375 F (probably, my oven thermostat could be completely off, for 30 minutes

  4. Breakfast Chile - really just a new version of my old good morning breakfast beans using canned kidney beans and mild herbs.


Pearl said...

ooh, the recipe. :)

Anonymous said...

Were the Rhubarb Date squares edible?

David Scrimshaw said...

Red Vera, did you not notice Pearl's pleased reaction? They were entirely edible. The dates give enough sugar to counteract the tartness of the rhubarb, without the squares becoming overly sweet.

When I have one and want more sugar, I add a dollop of ice cream.