Friday, February 3, 2012

Blueberry Crumb Cake

First of all, "Happy New Year" to all my readers. Once again, time for all the celebrations....

Here I am with my kids planning to celebrate my husband's birthday since it happens to be the first birthday celebration in the year.  I decided to surprise him with one of  his favorite cakes which happens to be the "Blueberry Crumb Cake".

Please follow Ina Garten's Blueberry Crumb Cake  recipe. It is a simple and easy recipe for this wonderful cake.

Here I have the cake batter that is mixed with blueberries and is poured into a 9" round buttered and floured pan.

Top the batter with the crumbs and bake it at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

 The "Blueberry Crumb Cake" dusted with powdered sugar!

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful husband!

Mom...What's for lunch?

This is a question that I hear every single day as my son comes downstairs all dressed and ready to have his breakfast just before he heads to school. So here I am today trying to figure out what I should be answering him before he comes down. I thank my lucky stars every single day for not giving me some picky eaters. My kids turned out just like me and this gives me an opportunity to experiment my culinary skills at home.

It's already 7.00am and I am literally standing in front of my pantry trying to see if something lures me and all I can see is this half a loaf of bread wanting to be picked before it ends up in the trash can.
I know I's sometimes a challenge to finish that half a  loaf of bread especially the ones that you get from Costco. Well here is a quick recipe which I have tried, tested, enjoyed with my family and I am 100% sure that your family will enjoy it too.

You can enjoy this particular recipe in variety of ways either by adding the bread slices to the masala or making the masala and stuffing it into your toasted bread like a sandwich. I enjoy making it in both ways but it all depends what I am craving that very morning.Hmmm... you must be wondering whether I am making lunch for my son or am I making something for me?  Yup! you are right. This dish is a  breakfast for me and my hubby and lunch for my son.

Bread Masala:

The ingredients for this dish is pretty much like the Frittata, you could add anything that you have in your fridge. You could even have it all chopped the previous day if you are pressed for time in the morning. Please bear with me if the measurements are not exact. I am not Ina Garten or Nigella Lawson to give you exact measurements. I am yet to reach that stage.

Eggs -6
Bread - 1/2 loaf (chopped)
Onion - 1(chopped or julienne)
Tomatoes - 2
Bell pepper - 1(chopped or julienne)
Carrots -1 or 2(grated or chopped)
Frozen Green peas - handful
Cabbage - handful(julienne)
Salt and Pepper - for taste

Add some Olive oil to the pan. Once it is heated, add the onions and saute them until transparent, add the bell peppers,carrots and peas and saute them.  Add the tomatoes and saute them with the rest of the mixture.Add some salt to mixture. Put the lid on and wait for couple of minutes for the veggies to cook. Now whisk the eggs in a bowl(I usually add 3 eggs with yolk and 3 eggs without yolk). Add some salt and pepper to the eggs. Pour it to the pan and scramble it with the rest of the mixture. Now add the sliced cabbage and saute them for a minute. You don't have to get the cabbage cooked, it has to be crunchy. Add the chopped bread slices to the mixture and mix well.

  Voila! Here you have a yummy healthy breakfast and lunch to go at the same time. I can't tell how much the kids will love this dish. Actually, forget about about the kids I have been binging on it after I made this morning.