A Trip Across Canada – Yummy Treats

I had a special request from a reader to write a post about the foods that Canadians eat. In doing my research for this post, I discovered that we have some pretty interesting names for some of the specialty food that is unique to us. I compiled a list of fun foods that have their history in Canada. I tried to include links that had a bit of information about the history of the recipe. Enjoy having a look at and or trying some of these creatively named recipes.

What recipes are native to where you live? I would love it if you would share your recipes (or links to them) in the comments.

Menu Plan Monday

Here is my post for Menu Plan Monday. I am trying to get in the habit of linking up my menus every Monday. Our family does not eat eggs, dairy, nuts, or mushrooms due to allergies. I am only including my breakfast and dinner this week because we usually just wing out lunches.

Here are my breakfasts (with fruit):

  • Monday –  Pizza Biscuit Casserole
  • Tuesday – muffins
  • Wednesday – breakfast skillet (onions, bacon, peppers, potatoes)
  • Thursday – oatmeal
  • FridayBaking Powder Biscuits and pepperoni
  • Saturday – pancakes
  • Sunday – pancakes

Here are my dinners for this week (with vegetables):

  • Monday – sausage pie with Biscuit Topping
  • Tuesday – pizza night
  • Wednesday – pasta
  • Thursday – leftovers
  • Friday – roast beef dinner with all the fixings
  • Saturday – chicken
  • Sunday – sausage and mashed potatoes

So what are you eating this week?

Eggless, Dairyless, Oatmeal Cookies

My kids don’t get sweets and treats very often, but every so often we make cookies.

I have not found too many cookie recipes that I like which are eggless and dairyless. I went on a search today to find a new cookie recipe to try out this afternoon. I found a really simple recipe which sounds like it might be yummy.

Oatmeal Cookies

Here is what I did to the recipe:

  • 3/4 cup Fleischman’s unsalted margarine
  • 3/4 cup lard
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

I mixed the wet ingredients with the mixer. I mixed the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mixed it with a spoon. Then I mixed the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

I did not flatten the first batch of cookies because I thought they would spread on their own (wrong assumption – we had oatmeal cookie balls). The second batch, I flattened with a fork and they turned out better.

I did notice that the original recipe called for 1/2 a cup of white sugar – which double would have meant another cup of sugar – which might have added to the taste. I do not like sweet cookies, but these needed just a little more sweetness.

I eliminated the vanilla only because I did not have any (I love vanilla).

The oven was set at 350 for 12 minutes and the cookies came out done right on the nose.

The recipe (above) made 30-40 average size cookies.

My Thoughts: The cookies were good. The kids loved them. I prefer a more chewy cookie and these were on the dry side and more cake like. I was thinking of adding more brown sugar and more fat to see what happens. They held together really well, but didn’t look all that appetizing and were kind of boring to me.

Do you have a favorite egg free and dairy free cookie recipe? I would love to check it out.

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