My sister has been talking about how delicious Orzo with Roasted Vegetables is for a while now. I love orzo, but when I heard 'roasted vegetables' - I sort of thought "ewww". However, if you've been reading my blog, you know that I have recently discovered that I actually like roasted vegetables. So, I figured it was time to re-visit the recipe. Especially since I still have
I did not follow the recipe exactly, I just used what veggies I had on hand. This is one of those recipes that you can change up quite a bit, depending on your likes (peppers) or dislikes (mushrooms). The original recipe called for asparagus too, and I can eat it, but I don't really like it. I'm trying to make myself like it...but not there yet. And I don't think there's any hope for mushrooms. They just gross me out. (like, totally)
I also made Whole Wheat Beer Bread to go with this. I heart bread products. and beer. Since I have discovered the Michelob Ultra Peach flavor (and love it), I thought I'd give it a try in the bread. I also added cinnamon, to make kind of a sweet bread. It was very good. As in, I ate 1/2 a loaf in one evening good. There's not much better than warm bread with a schmear of butta...mmmm...
So, I thought I was all that making this yummy, and very healthy meal. The hubs liked it, but the kids were less than impressed. They did like the bread however. They think I'm the craziest mother ever b/c I feed them things with beer in it. My mother-in-law would not approve.
Anywho...the next night I had left overs and fixed these for the kids
They said I was the BEST cook EVER. Kids are so easy. Okay, not really, but this was a super easy recipe from Pillsbury. I used Reduced Fat Grands biscuits and Cabot's 50% reduced fat cheese, and ham (without added nitrates and nitrites, of course - geesh, all the crap moms have to remember). I highly recommend using reduced fat ham and cheese or when you bite into them you will get grease/"juice" running out. ewww, vomit in my mouth.
So these little gems get 5 stars in my kids' book. Guess I'll be making them more often. Grands makes a reduced fat wheat biscuit that I'll use next time, but couldn't find them at my regular grocery store. (what else is new?) Wal-Mart sucks. Anyway, now that I've plastered more pictures of my kids eating on the internet (yikes!) I guess I'll close. Sorry about all the pics, I get carried away. And now my Dad has given me a tripod for my camera, so I'll probably take even more pictures! You're excited right?!