There was a little discussion the other day on facebook about McDonalds and the serving of (or lack of) breakfast in Norway and Denmark. Sweden is the only lucky ducks to get breakfast from McDonalds- go figure…but who needs McDonalds when you have McAmy’s??
Let’s start with some buttery, fluffy, homemade biscuits:
2 Cups Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1/4 tsp Salt
Cut in half cup margarine or butter until everything resembles coarse crumbs..
Make a well in the center and add 2/3 cup of Milk. (Guess what, as I’m reading this recipe I just realized I didn’t use milk yesterday I used water…it worked just fine as you can see..and I didn’t measure the water- just mixed it in until I got a workable dough)
Roll your dough out and use a big cup to cut out big biscuits…bake at 450 F (about 200C) for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
McDonald WHO? Yeah…I know…I think my next project will be to see if I can learn how to make sausage patties because I really love sausage patties but the Norwegians haven’t figured that one out yet….and it might be another five or so years before they get them here..ugh..
Things are slow here in Norway….well, except for the weather…that changes very quickly…you saw the photo of snow I posted yesterday….throughout the day this happened…
By evening everything that had fallen was melted away and you would never have known it snowed throughout the day except that everything was wet…and they say in Texas if you don’t like the weather wait a minute…I think the same could be said for Norway…and we really don’t like this type of weather right now…ugh..
Tried a new recipe last night…Red Lentil Salad
I gotta tell ya though, outside of green beans and maybe some small sweet peas I am not really a bean person but I’ve heard a lot about lentils and their healthy benefits and I figured I’d try this salad as it looked really good in the cookbook.
You use about 300 grams of red lentils- drain these and then put them in water to cook for about 10 minutes- drain again and rinse.
Chop up 2 garlic cloves finely, 1 chili pepper in tiny pieces, and warm up in about 2 TBSP olive oil until lightly browned…add cooked lentils and 2 spring onions finely chopped and mix well. Squeeze over half a lemon and add salt and pepper to taste…
Now my honest opinion….if you like spicy and you like beans you’ll love this…makes a tasty side dish. To me, the beans had NO taste (which is why I really don’t like beans- like eating cardboard..ugh) but the spices in this really give this dish the kick it needs and with some pork chops or something I could probably eat this again- as long as I had something to eat it with…wouldn’t eat it by itself…we had this with leftover pizza and Thomas was putting his no-thank-you helping on top of the pizza to eat it…(I did the same thing). The kids were not crazy about this though but were good and tried it- hence the no-thank-you- helping!! :-))
Until next time my friends…