Saturday, July 22, 2023
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
My granddaughter is lactose intolerant and we are always searching for food that are lactose free. (Especially ice cream) This Hashbrown Casserole is lactose free using lactose free milk and a rice flour or a gluten free flour blend.
All cheddar cheese has relatively low levels of lactose, and 1 ounce of sharp cheddar cheese contains about 0.4 to 0.6 grams of lactose. In contrast to one cup of milk, cheddar cheese is clearly better suited for someone with lactose intolerance.
As far as the butter, you can by lactose free butter made with vegetable oil or use butter made from fermented milk products and clarified milk products, such as ghee which contains even less lactose than regular butter.
Serves 4 Total Time: 1hr 20 minutes.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023
This Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe is easy to make, takes a total of 1 hour and twenty minutes and the kids love it. And the most important thing is it’s a budget friendly meal! I’m going to use Meijer prices, but I’m sure you can save even further if you shop at Walmart or ALDI. Serves: 4
5 large russet potatoes, peel and slice with a mandoline (.65 each = 3.25)
1 lb ham steak, cubed (3.50)
4 tablespoons butter (8 oz tub of land o lakes butter 2.20)
4 tablespoons flour (2 lb Meijer flour 1.30)
3 cups milk (1/2 gallon 1.70)
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 oz Meijer shredded cheddar cheese 2.30)
1 tablespoon dried or freshly chopped chives (2+)
1 tablespoon dried parsley (2+)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Under $20.00 for a family of 4! Try beating that at a restaurant. Even fast food these days is way over that price.
Spray 9x13 baking dish with olive oil non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 375F.
Layer your prepared potatoes and cubed ham in the baking dish. Make the cheese sauce: in a medium size saucepan add your butter when melted add in the flour and stir until well combined with no lumps. On med high heat gradually add in the milk stirring constantly until thickens. Add in 1/2 of the cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Sprinkle the remaining cheese, chives, parsley, salt and pepper on the potatoes and ham. Pour milk mixture on top. Put in preheated oven on lower rack and cook 60 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Enjoy!
*TIP…slicing potatoes with a mandoline will allow the potatoes to be equal in size so there should be no second guessing if all the potatoes are tender.
This one is 10.99 at Meijer
Saturday, April 29, 2023
8 oz jumbo pasta shells
30 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated romano cheese
2 tablespoons freshly minced parsley
12 leaves fresh basil, cut into chiffonade This is accomplished by stacking leaves, rolling them tightly, then slicing the leaves perpendicular to the roll.
1 large egg
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
8 oz Parmesan, grated
2 jars marinara
8 oz mozzarella, grated or shredded