like biscuits and gravy. (simply use rice flour to thicken your typical milk gravy roux and bob's red mill biscuit mix.)
and crispy brown rice pancakes. these aren't naughty...but topping them with spicy mayo is a little naughty! (mayo mixed with sriracha!)
i've really been enjoying them with green onions, but we changed it up one day to really make an asian sounding dish quite a bit more southern. nearly biscuits and gravy southern.
crispy brown rice pancake with leftover pulled pork, spicy mayo, and pickled onions! y'all, this made my accent thicker just eating it. in case you're wondering, pickled onions are simple. simply chop up a couple onions, and put them in a container with some salt and sugar, then cover in white vinegar, with a splash of apple cider vinegar and store in the fridge. this time, i used four whole onions and about two tablespoons salt with about three tablespoons sugar. i'll be able to just add more onions (and cucumbers!) to the brine for months for easy refrigerator pickles.
i tried balancing with some super healthy greek yogurt.
i also had some strawberries with a little sugar (those suckers are tart) and a little cream. there's that southern thing coming out again. i may or may not have eaten a few bites with a shortbread cookie or two...
i haven't posted skyler's lunches lately because, well, i forgot. but i remembered today! and it was a good one too.
clockwise from carrots: carrots; broccoli with cheese sauce (recipe adapted from Iowa Girl Eats); strawberry greek yogurt; whole wheat raspberry fig bar; leftover pulled pork; and freeze-dried cinnamon apple snacks.
that cheese sauce was so delicious! it was also super simple to adapt to make gluten free:
2 tbls butter
2 tbls sweet rice flour (mochiko)
1 cup milk
1.5 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
whisk together butter and flour over medium heat in a saucepan until smooth. add half of the milk, mix to combine well, then add the other half. once milk is heated through, add cheese and stir to combine and melt. if it looks too thick, add a splash more milk. i seasoned mine with a touch of salt, and used extra sharp cheddar.
this simple gluten free cheese sauce recipe came together in a snap and was really delicious. it's also easily adaptable - how about pepper jack and monterrey jack to pour into a chicken taco?!
it's even easier than gluten free milk and sausage gravy and gluten free biscuits! (and that was very simple.)
here's a picture of our two cats really showing true love
and lastly, let us pay our respects to olga, who has served me well.
and i get to put a 20% off coupon and the money from olga towards olga the second. she's already been ordered and you will be seeing her soon. she is a beauty.