Thursday, June 14, 2007

Introducing the next Julia Child...

...Before I get to that, get out your calendars because we're heading to Michigan, hurray! Mark and I will be in Ann Arbor, and surrounding region, from June 24-July 4, driving back on the 5th. We, esp. me, would love to see long-lost friends, babies old and new, family, etc. Please let us know if you'll be around while we are so I can make sure we see you!

Now, for the really important news... I like to putz around in the kitchen and occasionally I'm pleasantly surprised by how something turns out. Today, I managed to create the easiest, healthiest, cheapest snack known to mankind. I thought I'd let you all in on my little secret. I must admit, I have a nagging feeling that I'm not the first to have discovered this, but as I haven't done an internet search on it, I feel justified claiming it as my own invention: "Homemade" Hummus.

Ingredients:

-1 can of garbanzo beans, aka chick peas, drained and rinsed
-A couple/few tablespoons of your favorite savory salad dressing. Our current fav. is "Kraft Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan dressing"
-Triscuits, or some other whole-wheat-crispy-something

Directions:

-Mash/blend/puree garbanzo beans to desired smoothness
-Add dressing, stir, add more to desired consistency
-dip Triscuits and enjoy!

3 comments:

Alexis said...

Mmmm, sounds good. Maybe this is how I can make John like hummus - I'll try a dressing that he likes first.

Maggie&Suzie said...

the calendar is marked, i expect to see a lot of you guys while you are here!!!

good for you coming up with new recipies, although i'm in the john love camp of don't like humus... but i do love that red pepper roasted dressing, its a fav of mine! my other fav is the sundried tomato dressing.

Heidi said...

I love hummus. & I love recipe superlatives. I tend to use "world's best" but now I'm wondering if we have a Fenton Family trait here - my high school small group girls would tease me about my "world's best pancakes" and "world's best sugar cookies," etc. (though they tended to agree with my estimation of things...). You can have "known to mankind" if I can keep "world's best"... See you soon!