Food time! I noticed that I’ve lost a few pounds lately, so I’m trying to gain them back. The thing is that I’m a hard-gainer, and I have to eat like a quarterback to gain weight. Or maybe I can just eat like Homer Simpson, hence my D’oh!-Nuts!
Aren’t they purdy? :)
I used this recipe from allrecipes.com, but without the egg and with whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour. And I baked them instead of frying them, which made them more like a sweet bread than doughnuts, but they were yummy nonetheless.
Last night we had what I so unwittingly chose to call a Giant Shredded Veggie Pancake. (Thank you, Denny, for pointing out that this looks a lot like a rosti!)
Here he is on my skillet, I had already cooked one side and flipped him over.
Here he is on my plate with some green beans and cauliflower.
I shredded 3 medium sized potatoes in my food processor and transferred them to a mixing bowl. Then I shredded a large carrot and some celery and added it to the potatoes. Then I sauteed some chopped onion with some chopped frozen spinach while the potatoes released their juices. Then I transferred the potatoes to a large strainer and squeezed the liquid out, transferred them back to the mixing bowl, added the onions and spinach, about two cups of ground beef style crumbles, and some salt and spices. Next time I will use sausage style crumbles instead of ground beef style.
I firmly pressed the whole thing onto a well oiled and preheated non-stick round frying pan, and cooked it, covered, over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes jiggling it from time to time. Finally, I slid it onto a plate and flipped it over the (re-oiled) frying pan, and cooked uncovered for about 10 more minutes.
See how well lit my pictures are, and how I’m not complaining about no natural light for dinner time today? I must be on Santa’s good list, because I got my Christmas present early and it was a photography lighting set, complete with two different light tents, fancy lights, tripods, and six backdrops! Isn’t Mr. Wing-it the best Santa ever? *SWOON*