But if I am out of my house, and with Alison, the last thing on earth I want to do is discuss what I am going to feed my kids. So I thought I would write a blog about my recent successes in the eating department.
We call them 'heart pies.'
3 Cups flour
4 Tablespoons dry milk
3 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 cup warm water
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Separately stir in salt, sugar and dry milk. Add flour, and stir dough until it makes a ball. Knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, until soft. May need a little more flour.
Grab a handful of dough, and use a rolling pin to create rectangles. For filling, I used ham and cheese, pb & j, and some with tomatoes, chicken and cream cheese. I painted them with butter, and added little hearts and flowers to differentiate between the flavors.
Bake heart pies for 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
These are messy, and take a good 40 minutes to assemble, but the best part? They freeze well. To unthaw: heat in an oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
The next success: Buriyana masked in basmati rice: