Some of you requested the recipes from the mini recipe book I made for my pre-missionary here.
I invited Adam to choose his favorite recipes that are:
- and mostly healthy
So here they are!
Some meals are so easy they don't need a recipe like burritos or fried eggs. Those are marked with a yellow dot on the table of contents tabs. After each of the five tabbed idea lists (meals, soups, salads, treats, breakfasts) I'll include any recipes in that category.
Note: If anyone is willing to type these up, I'll be happy to post the typed version, so anyone can print and/or edit for themselves. If anyone would like to kindly volunteer, please leave a comment at the end, or use the contact form down on the right side of my blog. Thanks!
1. Quick Meals for lunch or dinner
|My friend who has lived in Europe suggested I send a set of American measuring cups and spoons with Adam on his mission to France so he won't have to convert to the metric system. Good idea!|
|I also don't know if Adam will be able to find some of the staple foods I cook with like canned chicken and beef and bouillon (sooo convenient from Costco). But I'm hoping if not, that he can improvise and still have plenty of variety to eat.|
|Brown rice is a healthy and cheap staple food. Because it takes a while to cook, I suggested that Adam cook up a double batch on P-day and keep it in the fridge to use during the week.|
|Although the original recipe for chicken Hawaiian calls for cream soup, it would be cheaper and healthier to use the homemade gravy instead that's listed in the recipe for mashed potatoes and gravy above.|
|Here is the chicken and beef bouillon I like best. It's organic, from Costco, and oh, so yummy!|
|When I said these recipes are healthy, I didn't mean most of the treats. :)|
|Any quick bread like banana, blueberry, apple, pumpkin can be made into muffins or a cake, depending on what pans Adam finds in his missionary apartment.|
|Wow, I just realized this pumpkin muffin recipe calls for 1 cup of cloves! I do not recommend this! I think the correct amount is 1/2 teaspoon.|
|OOPS...Thank you to the reader who alerted me that I forgot to list the cocoa in the brownie recipe! Here is the updated recipe.|
And I've started a page of substitutions in case Adam can't get the food called for in France, as well as conversion to the metric system. Even though I plan on sending him a set of American measuring cups and spoons. :)