Veggie Burgers, Anyone?

On one of our visits to Michigan, Danny’s parents served us veggie burgers. I seriously always thought of veggie burgers as… well, nasty food. This was based on what I’d read and heard, not on experience. These burgers were oh-so-good that I have seriously been craving them since. Every time I hear the words “veggie” and “burger” in the same sentence, my mouth waters.

Unfortunately, I can’t find a recipe that looks even similar to what we had. And it was so long ago, that I can’t remember much past rice. So I am about to embark on a journey to finding the perfect rice-based veggie burger recipe. I will post my failures. And I will post my triumphs. But I will win. I will.

If I’m lucky, I won’t have to do much more than tweak tonight’s recipe…

Making Chinese Dumplings

The wife of my church’s missionary to China taught my mom, sister, aunt, and me how to make dumplings yesterday. She made Danny, Bella, and me dumplings after I had Declan. They are delicious! She very kindly offered to teach us all-American cooks how to make a Chinese dish. I took (practically) billions of pictures and a few videos. And I’m still not so sure I can make them without her. Continue reading Making Chinese Dumplings

Seasoned Steak Fries

One of my favorite meals(notice I said one. I have many favorites.) is steak fries with cheese and salad. But it takes so long to cut the fries. And they’re never perfectly even, so they don’t all finish baking at the same time. But now we have a slicer!

Danny sliced the potatoes and I cut them into strips. So much easier than before! We shred cheese over our serving of fries right after they come out of the oven. There’s little better than cheesy fries with ketchup.

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