Saturday, October 16, 2010

Celebrating Letter B

Bowing for B

Biscuits Before Baking

Blowing Blue Bubbles

Bringing Birds into the "Letter B Birdhouse"

Baking Banana Bread

We began celebrating letter B while we were in Brisbane since we had such an abundance of B foods. Almost every morning, we ate berries and yogurt. We also cooked a couple of our favorite recipes. We devoured them so quickly that I didn't get any pictures! We are having a Blast celebrating the letter B.

GranMollie's Blueberry Cobbler

3-31/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (sprinkle over blueberries)
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 egg, beaten
6 Tbsp. butter - melted
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
Rinse blueberries & drain. Place in bottom of 10 x 6 glass baking dish. Mix next 4 ingredients until it resembles corn meal, lumpy. Distribute flour mix over the berries & top with butter. Combine cinnamon & sugar & sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Do not overbake.

Orange Beef and Beans
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. grated orange peel
3/4 lb. boneless beef sirloin steak, cut int othis strips
1 Tbsp. canola oil
3 cups fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 pepper
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp. orange juice
(garlic to taste)

In a large bowl, combine sugar and orange peel; mix well. Add beef; toss to coat. In a large non-stick skillet, stir fry beef in oil for 5 minutes or until browned. In a microwave safe dish, cover and cook beans in water for 3-5 minutes on high; drain. Add beans to skillet; cook, stirring constantly until tender. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, ginger and pepper. Stir in the soy sauce and orange juice until smooth. Pour the sauce over beef and beans; toss to coat. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minutes or until thickened. Makes four 1 cup servings.

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