Saturday, November 20, 2010

Girls Sleepover: Pantry Provisions!

Teenage girls sleepover... eating from the pantry... what in the world do I fix them to eat?!
 Pantry? A couple of cans of white beans, a small can of green chilis, a few boxes of pasta and a few jars of dried beans. A can of cream soup, a can of tomato paste ... and that is it in there.

I had a bucket of 5-Minute a day Artisan dough or whatever it is called (got recipe from Christina on the GNOWFLINS ecourse) in the fridge along with a small bowl of butter, some half n half and some condiments.
Just one of those between checks times but we still have to eat, right?

The LORD has taught me so much through this. There are times when I am a good student and times when I am very much not but He knows me and loves me anyway. Thankfully.
I wanted to not figure it out. I wanted to not pull anything together. . . I wanted to just hope everyone wasn't hungry.
That isn't the way of mamahood, is it?!

I knew I could make round loaves of bread quickly but remembered how long it took me the last time to get the center cooked. I made two round loaves but sliced them (about four or five across) in pieces ...they almost looked like biscotti.

I cooked them at close to 400 degrees F. and remembered reading of or hearing about white bean dips.

Thus, this:

White Bean Dip

2 cans of drained white beans
Two splashes of lemon juice
4 cloves of garlic
salt & pepper to taste
dried onion/seasoning mixture

I mixed it all together in the food processor until it looked like a dip and then poured in a glass bowl. It was a big hit with the girls!

I also found two stray hamburger buns so I buttered them and put them on a cast iron skillet and put a cast iron bacon press on them. I let cook on medium and then low until they were crispy and then cut them in triangles. The girls really loved these! The bread sticks of sorts were having a hard time cooking through so I cut them again and made them the same as the hamburger buns.

We found three family sized tea bags (need 4 for a gallon) and we made 3/4 of a gallon of tea for them to have ice tea.
They can have hot chocolate next from packets my mom left here today!

Remember that no matter how little you see in the cupboard... God didn't share the fish and loaves stories for nothing!

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.    18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 14:17-21


melissa said...

Ah, manna living. I know it well.

Take care, sweet one.

naturalmotherhood said...

Yes, I think of you so much. So, so much. I also was just telling my sister, Donna at the grocery store recently that I try to always keep baking supplies no matter how low things get on the supply end. The supplies for chocolate chip cookies... it does make a difference!