Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Comfort cooking

I was a little bored last night- so after reading Scandinavian Cooking. I made this....
The dough is 1/2 c. shortening and 1/2 c butter w/ 2/3 cup boiling water poured over to melt. Then added 2 c whole wheat flour and 2 c white flour to make stiff dough. Into the fridge that went for 1 hr. After 1 hr I divided the dough into 8 segments and rolled each one into aprox. a 10 in circle.

The filling mixture: carrots (1 cup chopped), 5 medium potatoes (chopped), 1/2 sweet onion, 3/4 lb. of thin sliced steaks (next time use 1 1/2 lbs of stew meat) salt and pepper. Put one cup of this mixture on one side of each circle. Folded other side over and crimped edges and poked vents in top..... for it to...........

Become this: Finnish Meat Pasties. Very good, relatively easy started at 7 ish and pulled them out of the oven around 10 ish. Made 8 very large pockets, could only put 3 to a pan. Baked at 350 for one hr.

Knitting: No new stuff. Will be knitting later tonight- if I run the lifeline in on Bumpkins Tank Top.

I am bored.... so that explains last nights cooking adventure. All done w/o help from the one- eyed monster (tv). Bumpkins made a mess- but she had fun and stayed out of my way. While preparing the experiment I also got my house cleaned. Vacuumed upstairs and down, swept entryways, porch and laundry room, mopped bathroom and kitchen. Not to mention washing of dishes and laundry. Work today- 1/2 way through this last set of lessons. Thankfully I have really sweet kids in this set. DH didn't work again today as we are having almost monsoonal rains. If this keeps up, we discussed him painting inside our house. We have the paint and the time. He can paint in the afternoon when Bumpkins is napping. Give him something productive to do.

Random web site: (I forgot yesterday) Boggle on line- very addicting.

Strange stuff : Nice artwork... but not for me. Lemmings anyone?

Dinner: Chicken cooked on stovetop, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and veggies.

Weather: rainy and 50's. (Have to hurry and post this as I am not sure how long internet connection will last!)


Fiber_Chic said...

Now I'm hungrey.... :)

Kazul said...

Jake, do you ever read mine???? I have wanted to make those things for years, just was too nervous. I think I will try it now! Haven't been able to comment for some reason, but it appears the phone lines are back up for a bit! Thinking of you.

Lynn said...

Wow cooking and cleaning, you are a domestic goddess!! Everything looks and sounds so good. You can come out here, help me knock out my house and then we can hit the beach. Which do you prefer, the rip currents and sharks of the Atlantic or the flesh eating bacteria of the Gulf?!?