So I have these Kamut Puffs:
I bought them for Budsie because rice cakes are pricey and these let him practice pinching (a skill I regret teaching him because now he pinches me…sigh). He was a super huge fan for the first 1/3 of the bag and then decided that Kamut was not for him. So I ate another third or so before I decided that Kamut was not for me either, especially when it’s going sort of stale. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to let a bag of used-to-be- perfectly good Kamut Puffs go to waste. What to do…
Kamut Puffs, meet your new friends flour and sugar et al. Surely, I thought to myself, I can bake these into something spectacular thus ridding my cupboard of semi-stale Kamut Puffs and providing tasty nibblies for my playdate with Mr. T and Ms. FM. So once Budsie was down for a nap, I popped on some old school Shania Twain (you read that correctly) and set to work making doughy cereal stuffed doughnut holes.
Scrumptious! And a hit with Ms. FM. What have we learned? Old grains can do anything. Including inspire today’s resolution: try to get super creative and use all of those things we can’t seem to get rid of. Bake them into something or turn them into casserole toppings or what have you. This will obviously take longer than today – I’ve got some tricky items in that pantry. One lonely tin of coconut juice, for example. A bag of kidney beans that I’m convinced is refilling itself. Very old egg noodles (those should probably just go…). And don’t even get me started on the box of Heinz Nutri-Os, which the kid ate a handful of before realizing that they weren’t real Cheerios and then looked at me like I’d traded him for nylons and cigarettes. Lady Heather suggested that I stick the Nutri-Os in burgers – not a bad idea. It’s either that or some sort of crunchy topping on something. Nutri-O casserole? Nutri-O onion soup? Nutri-O glazed donuts? Hmmm.
Update on previous resolutions: the book reading is going well. However I must admit I’ve been avoiding ‘Great Expectations’. I was going to start it a couple of nights ago but my hand drifted over it to a copy of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and well, it’s on the list too so…yeah. A twisted and fantastic read. Having finished it, I could go ahead and pick up ‘Great Expectations’ tonight but…well, I haven’t read George Eliot’s ‘Middlemarch’ and it seems much more interesting. Poor Charles Dickens. I thoroughly enjoyed ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ but one really has to be in the mood for gloom to read Dickens. And I am simply not in that mood at present.
3 thoughts on “may 19: try to use up random food part 1 of a trillion”
Too funny, I’ve been doing the same thing lately! It’s a good way to free up cupboard space and trim the grocery bill.
I’ll help you out and give you an awesome recipe that uses kidney beans: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegeterian-recipes/cool-mexican-bean-wraps
It really is! And thank you thank you thank you! Man, those kidney beans just won’t quit!
I must get your recipe for the donut holes!!!!! Those look amazing. And I’m working on a bean brownie recipe with kidney beans so I’ll forward on if it’s good!