Food!

Food!

Three recipies! Two traditionally Native American, one traditionally Jewish, all three totally yummy.

Fry Bread

3 C Flour
1 Tbls Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C warm water

Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly with a fork. Add water slowly, mixing with a fork until mixture becomes too thick to stir, then knead the rest of the water in. Continue to knead the dough until it is soft, not sticky (note: sometimes you will need to add more flour or more water, it just depends. Just keep kneading!). Put dough in a bowl and cover, let sit for 15 minutes.
Pour about 1/4 inch of vegi oil into a high-sided skillet, heat to about a medium-high heat. Pull off a golf-ball sized piece of dough and flatten it with your hands (it's time to play in the dough!), making it 1/4 inch at the thinnest, 1/2 inch at the thickest. Poke with a fork a few times, then place in the oil. When "bubbles" appear in the top of the dough, flip over and cook the other side until golden brown. Continue to do this until all the dough is used up.

This made me about 8 pieces of bread. It goes great plain with soup or stews (or just eating plain, maybe with some butter), or you can have it as an easy dessert with cinnamon and sugar on top, or with honey. Really great, and really quick to make. And it makes your house smell really good. I use it when I know I'm not going to be able to get a full meal beacuse I'm low on cash, because the bread is really very filling. I'll make my "meal," and then make fry-bread to go with it so I'm not hungry. Then if I get hungry later I can just munch on another piece. It also can be a fun food to make with kids, letting them pull out the dough for the next peice of bread, while you're frying the current one.


Hot Corn (drink)
2 C white cornmeal
1/2 C sugar
1/2 tspn cinammon
Milk

Brown the cornmeal by spreading it on a cookie sheet and putting it in the oven at 425*F for 8-10 minutes, stirring every couple minutes. Put it all in a bowl and mix in the sugar and cinnamon. Use it like Hot Chocolate mix, warming up the milk and then adding a few spoonfuls of the mixture to it.

It's a yummy warm drink that isn't hot chocolate, isn't coffee...takes a little getting used to, but can be cheaper than hot chocolate mix.

Matzo Brie (breakfast-y)

Eggs
Matzo
Milk

This it pretty much scrambled eggs with matzo in them. You mix your eggs (however many you want) and milk (the same ratio you would use for scrambled eggs) together in a bowl, then break off pieces of the matzo into the bowl and mix that in (not crumbles, but not huge pieces, either), then fry up, same as scrambled eggs. It's a good thing to eat if you may be running low on eggs, because the matzo provides a filler so you're eating more and not feeling as hungry, but you're saving eggs. Yay for having a full meal, but not eating all of the expensive stuff! Matzo is kindof expensive if you're buying it off season, but right now is a GREAT time to buy, because passover is this weekend and stores are having sales on matzoh. Great thing about it, it doesn't really truly go bad if you're eating it like this, because it only goes stale, and if you mix it with the eggs, you don't notice!
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