Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. C. S. Lewis

The title of the post means that I finally found a job! After a year and 9 months of searching I am now working regular hours and loving it! As such I will be taking a 2 week break while my body and mind adjust to the new schedule. During that time I will be cooking and prepping new posts so I have a small stockpile of posts built up for times when I am working more overtime hours and less time to cook. I will be back to my regular 2 time a week posting on October 2nd. I love my blog, and sharing recipes with everyone and I promise you that I have some great recipes lined up to share when I get back. As always if you have a recipe you would like to see converted please send it to me and I will work it into the rotation. See you all soon!

Egg Salad, Egg Mayo

IMG_0586This is one of our “What do we make for supper, I don’t feel like cooking” meals. Fast and easy to put together, and very few dishes to do after supper.

 

Ingredients

4 large eggs

1/4c onion chopped small

1/4c celery chopped small

1/2c Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

Salt

Pepper

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Mushroom and Thyme Risotto

IMG_0602This is a recipe I found on the BBC Good Food Website. It made for a wonderful lunch one weekend. This was the first time I made a risotto and it turned out perfectly. It takes time to make, at least 20 minutes once you start adding the broth, but I feel it was well worth the time it took. Here is the link for the original recipe.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

350g/(about 6 to 8 palm sized) chestnut mushrooms, sliced

100g/1/4cups quinoa

1l/4 cups hot vegetable stock

175g/1/2cup risotto rice

handful thyme leaves/ 1 tbsp

handful grated Parmesan or vegetarian alternative

 

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Tuna Salad, Tuna Mayo

IMG_0588This is my favorite recipe for Tuna Salad, Tuna Mayo. It makes for a great quick and easy lunch.

 

Ingredients

2 cans( 278g/9.8oz) Tuna in water, drained

1/3c onion chopped fine

1/3c celery chopped fine

1/2 c/125ml Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

2 medium/ 50g Pickled Cucumbers

 

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Grandmother’s Potato Salad

IMG_0475Several years ago I decided I wanted to make my own potato salad, and since I always loved my Grandmother’s Potato salad I decided to call her for her recipe. She just laughed when I asked for the recipe, she never had a recipe! She just tossed in what what looked good, but she did give the list of what almost always made it into the bowl. From that I have created this recipe.

Ingredients

5 small potatoes/590g potatoes

1/2 a medium onion/60g finely chopped onion

55g sweet pickles, (3 spears or 5 to 6 small gherkins) chopped small

55 g celery (1 to 2 spears, chopped small)

2 large hard boiled eggs chopped

1/2c/125 ml mayonnaise (I use the extra light version since I prefer the flavor)

1 tbsp mustard

1 tbsp pickle juice

a light dusting of cayenne pepper, paprika, and a small dash of salt and pepper.

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