Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Taste Buds are Happy

We just finished dinner and I have to admit I left the table to write this post so I wouldn't eat too much. I've raved about this site before, but you simply must check out foodgawker.com. Tonight we tried out this recipe, on the homemade buns that I also found on foodgawker. I make some changes to the bun recipe. I use mostly whole wheat flour, with ground flaxseed as well. I bought some evaporated cane juice to replace the refined sugar. This week, we are also trying out sunflower oil instead of canola.

To let you know just how delicious the buns are, my mother-in-law gave me a compliment on them. That is a first in over 18 years of being married to her son!

I also just read that clarified butter or ghee does not contain milk protein, which is the source of Jack's trouble with dairy. So I made some clarified butter this afternoon and added some to the green beans and the corn. Do you know how long it has been since I've had butter on my veggies? Dinner was divine.

And the icing on the cake? Tomorrow night we can pack the leftover meat and buns for our picnic dinner at Fort Monroe, where they have weekly outdoor concerts for free. We bring old blankets, lawn chairs and a cooler full of food and have a grand evening. Tomorrow night they will be playing music from the Big Band era. Life is good, friends.

p.s. I left out the habinero pepper for the sake of my kiddos!

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