Here is a fun soup idea for you! With my family's favorite part of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter meals being the green bean casserole, this recipe fits right in with us. Oh man, is it yummy!!! (Yes, that is yeast free bread, super good!) My buddy asks for it constantly. I was rummaging through my almost empty fridge one day trying to piece things together for lunch, I was going grocery shopping after church that night;) I had enough ingredients to fashion a new soup idea for us. As I was throwing together my soup, I saw I had a small bunch of green beans left from our last harvest and thought, huh, I wonder. And so, green bean casserole soup was born.
I threw them in the cream of mushroom soup, ssshhh, I didn't say anything when I served it. I wanted to see what the family would do, heeheehee. I had a few pieces of bacon left over that I didn't cook for breakfast and I thought, score, protein! It was a hit! Top the green bean casserole soup off with cheese and fried onions and this is killer crowd pleaser. This is now a staple in the family meal plan. In fact, it is what my buddy asked for lunch and dinner on his birthday. And I love that the tradition green bean casserole is still kept special.
To top it off, the recipe is gluten and yeast free. If you wanna make it paleo, you can omit the cream for coconut milk. To make it vegan you can also omit the bacon, maybe throw some yummy tofu in there.
Please do let me know how you like it. Have a very blessed week everyone!
Walking Tacos...great for camping or large cookouts with family and friends. We love them for when we host UFC throughout the year. Also, such a fun idea to do with little kids. Picky eaters think these look fun and will eat them up;) My teens love these as does my 4 year old niece;) No mess clean up and perfect for the big game day you guys!
Update: As one of my amazing readers ideas, Walking Tacos are great for to go meals. Thank you Amila! Visit her yummy recipes at Food Corner here.
*Preheat oven to 350 and
*lay almonds on a pizza stone or a cast iron skillet or a cookie sheet in a single layer. Fresh and/or organic almonds are my favorite but, you can use bagged if you can't get your hands on fresh or organic. Whole, sliced, slivered is really up to you. I prefer slivered cause I make a homemade quinoa cereal...I'll post on that later.
*Once oven is warm, put the almonds in the oven and set a timer for 8 min. Check after this as everyone's ovens are different. Mine takes 10 min.
*Spoon out raw honey, preferably from a farm around you...this helps with allergens double score! If you can't find a farm near you, buy the purest honey you can from your local market. Farm fresh honey has no comparison! The farm near us is kept by a 14 year old very ambitious young man. A huge mason jar is only $12, I buy a lot! I think I am his favorite customer. His Momma runs a dairy farm where I get raw goats and cow milk...yes! Tutorial on how to make raw fresh butter coming after Christmas I hope.
*Cover with as much honey as your taste buds like. Stir. And done! They do clump together as they don't have any nasty anticaking agents like the store bought. I fix this by stirring them ever so often as they cool.
I have to take out one very Beautiful and one very Handsome mooching vultures as I make these. Hands get threatened;) And one ginormous moocher, if he is home, him I have no chance against...sigh... Anyway, enjoy and let me know what you think!
I have tried everything from different boiling times to baking soda to vinegar to pricking the egg with a needle just to get a good hard boiled egg. UGH! So frustrating. For real, one of my biggest pet peeves is to have the shell take off chunks of the egg or that membrane that wont come off. You can ask my sisters or my babies, I get so frustrated I want to cry. I hate wasting food, I typically do 18-24 at a time. You can imagine the frustration when only half the egg is left:( I wised up and only did a few this time just in case it didn't work. And guess what, it did...the time I only do a few...go figure.
Maybe I should title this hard boiled eggs for dummies. Apparently everyone else in my family can peel the egg just fine with it just in water but I can't :( But put a smile on and look at these little gems...
They are going in my belly! One of them cracked when I put it in the water so it is a little misshapen, oops, but they are perfect to me:)
So, here is what to do...
When the timer beeps, I drain the pot and place the eggs in a large bowl. Then I pour cool tap water over them. Wait 1 min while I wash the pot. Begin to peel and the shells fall right off! SCORE!!! I am so happy, I could do a happy dance. Maybe I did but my babies made me stop, just maybe;) I hope this helps anyone else who needs a fool proof was to hard boil an egg. Leave comments below with what you think. Or if you have any of your own tricks. God Bless!
Welcome! Marie is a wife, mother of two teens, and a fur baby. Marie and her family live in the north-central US. She is a homeschool Momma, avid outdoors man, and is disciplined in the study of Jewish and Christian Scriptures along with Hebrew and Greek dialect. Marie has been asked for years to share herself, so, welcome to Marie' life:)