Monday, September 29, 2008

HomeMade Syrup

I am not a fan of store-bought syrup. I grew up on homemade and now anytime I HAVE to eat store-bought, I choke it down. (Not really, but it is just not my fav!) It is super simple and super good!

Start with sugar and water.

add flavoring....

And VOILA....It's done!

HomeMade Syrup

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 capful of Mapleine flavoring
1/2 capful vanilla extract

Cook over high heat until just boiling. Remove from heat and add maple and vanilla. Serve warm..... This can be stored in your cupboard for 5 days and in the fridge for about 1 month.


Squash ME!!

A few weeks ago I went to a RS Enrichment and for the 'Dinner Group', the theme was SQUASH!  I really didn't have any of my own recipes so I fervently searched for some ideas.  What I ended up doing was combining a few that I found.....  It turned out pretty yummy!! The best thing was that I did it all in the microwave. I did do it in a 'tupper****' , BUT I am not someone who thinks only one type of cookware works.... Any microwave safe bowl should work.

Squash Medley

1 med sized yellow squash diced or sliced (Zucchini would be wonderful too!)
1-2 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 bag of frozen peppers & onions (SUPER CONVENIENT)
1 tsp. italian seasoning
salt to taste
3 TBSP Butter

Start the microwave in 3 minute increments.

After 9 minutes I added 1 ripe tomato cubed.

Then I put it back in for 1 minute. But it depends on how you like your squash cooked. You don't want the squash super-smooshy, but not super-crunchy either. ENJOY!!!