Thursday, November 14, 2013

Donuts (doughnuts?) and Side Dishes

Here is the link for the donuts that we made for the pumpkin patch. It was our first experience making donuts and I can't wait to try a different kind. The donuts were a lot easier to make than I thought they would be.

I don't know about you, but I struggle sometimes with what to serve with my dinners during the week. I have my standby frozen vegetables that I steam, but sometimes I want something different. Here are a couple of simple side dishes that I have made recently.

Tomatoes and Cucumbers
tomatoes, diced
cucumbers, diced
ranch dressing

This was super easy. I just diced some tomatoes and cucumbers. Then we put them on our forks and dipped them in ranch dressing. We have had a lot of tomatoes (from other peoples' gardens) and cucumbers (from our garden :) ) recently. This was just another way that I found to use them.

Sweet Carrots
bag of baby carrots
butter (1-2 tablespoons depending on how many carrots you use)
brown sugar

Carrots are naturally sweet when you steam them so I decided to play on this idea. I steamed my carrots, which takes forever!! When they were steamed to the desired tenderness I tossed the carrots with some butter and brown sugar. It ended up making a kind of syrup. Tyler told me after this that steamed carrots are one of his favorite vegetables. I never would have known?!

Happy cooking!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Do you ever use zip and steam bags!? They make it so fast!