Sunday, April 20, 2008


This weekend was one of experimentation for me. I was faced, once again, with the dilemma of what to take to the ward pot-luck. My dear husband generously signed Me up for a casserole AND a salad. I was already going to make a coconut chess pie (sisters, vol. I) for the service auction, so I really didn't want to make both the other items. I stood in my kitchen for about 20 minutes thinking of what I had on hand and what it would make if mixed together and whether it would look like a salad or a casserole. What I came up with was this (you can try it or not, it is not that good):
1 1/2 C. Sour Cream
Half a package of taco seasoning
1 T. olive oil

4 C. cooked tiny shell macaroni
1 can olives, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 green onions chopped
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 C. frozen corn

So, this is the concoction that I took to the church. There were left overs. When I got home I tried a bit and decided it was too dry so I added a little dump of salsa and another spoonful of sour cream. Deliciouso.

Then this morning Lilja came into my room and asked me to make cinnamon rolls. I guess she didn't know how freakin' long it takes to make cinnamon rolls and I didn't really want to tell her that it took forever. I went down and decided to use Aunt Julie's scone recipe (Sister, vol. II). That dough is super sticky, but moist and sweet and it rises fast with the baking powder. It was a total mess, but made some AWESOME cinnamon rolls. Almost store bought, but better, because everything is better than store bought. Yes, it was faster than the roll dough recipe, but not fast enough to make us on time for church!


David & Lisa said...

ok, you need to post that cinnamon roll recipe...the one that was good, LOL!

allyn said...

who are you, lisa?

allyn said...

i don't give out recipes to strangers.

Jen said...

What a great idea! Allyn if anyone can make magic out of nothing, you can! Aunt Julie's scone recipe needs to be in here somewhere- I'm sure Lisa is not a stranger :) "there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet!"

Jen said...

BTW- I had the same potluck situation this weekend but I was luckier. I was the only one that put a serving spoon in my salad so there were no leftovers! Even though it wasn't that great.