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Seedy Gran Ola

Post by Amigoo » Tue May 04, 2021 3:35 pm

Seedy Gran Ola

(long story short) After Grandpa Ola passed away, Grandma Ola kept their sunflower seed business thriving
by occasionally inviting a young man or "compatible" couple to stay overnight, then spend the next day(s)
harvesting and preparing her sunflower seeds. Gran Ola simply considered this free Bedd 'n Breakfast
(two 'd' represented two guests) in exchange for a day or dday of labor. Every breakfast included biscuits
(or biscuit crumbles) made of oat bran and sunflower seeds. :roll

Naturally, in small towns where everybody knew (or thought they knew) everybody's business,
everybody assumed that Gran's "Seedy" referred to her Bedding. Not a problem for Gran Ola
who was always entertained by the faux romance gossip ... which often helped her attract
a sufficient day (or dday) of labor to keep her Seedy business thriving. 8)

A myth soon developed (as reported in the gossip pages) that Gran's leftover crumbles
were again briefly baked, creating crunchy cereal called "granola". Who can tell :?: :!:

:roll Ingredients:

2 cups light oat bran
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup half & half
1/2 cup cool water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup egg whites
1 tbsp virgin olive oil

1 cup raw sunflower seeds

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil a non-stick baking sheet;
pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients,
then stir in half & half, water, and vanilla.

Stir in egg whites next, then olive oil,
then sunflower seeds; let rest 5 min.

Stir briefly, then spoon batter onto baking sheet,
reduce oven to 375F and bake 40 min.

Rod :)

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Seedy Orange Cow

Post by Amigoo » Tue May 04, 2021 6:12 pm

Seedy Orange Cow

(long story short) Considering that Gran's Seedy Acres were a bit distant
from the town, her Seedy Orange Cacao recipe was often mispronounced
as "Seedy Orange Cow". And this was a bit too reminiscent of the old
"UFO Beams Up Cow!" stories from up yonder (further north)
for the "everybody" to consider it a serious recipe:

:arrow: Melt a 3.17oz bar of Ghirardelli 92% Cacao
with half of 4oz bar Ghirardelli 100% Cacao,
then stir in 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
and 1 tsp orange extract.

Spread evenly over plastic wrap on small tray,
cover with more plastic wrap, and refrigerate.
When cold, break into bite size pieces.

:roll Especially tasty, served with chilled wedges of
Blood Orange (not "Bloody Orange"). :roll:

Notes: 1) Cacao brand mentioned for reference.
2) Myth records that Seedy Orange Cows were once sold
as cow shapes with a bittersweet real orange coating.
But these were quickly beamed up into dark pie holes
whenever they were available. :lol:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 05, 2021 6:35 pm

Re: Seedy Gran Ola - http://board.1111angels.com/viewtopic.p ... 25#p212142

:idea: These well-baked crumbles (or clumps) make an interesting substitute for "meatballs".
Skip sugar and vanilla, add spices like Italian Seasoning, then add to sauces long enough
to heat well before serving. Or even roll them into small balls before baking! :roll

"BBedd & Breakfast" now comes to mind! :roll:

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Red Beans 'n Nice

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 05, 2021 8:32 pm

Red Beans 'n Nice (also sauce for Gran Ola "meatballs") :roll

(long story short) Since Grandma Ola often prepared this simple Italian style dish,
"everybody" in the distant town assumed that she referred to "Nice", once believed
to be part of Italy (it's in France, close to the border). However, Gran simply meant
a quick lunch or dinner to "make nice 'n tasty" nourishment for her guest-laborers. 8)

Most likely a myth (Who can tell?), Gran was fond of the preparation convenience
on the days when she wanted to read the gossip pages to learn how provocative
her assumed romance had been that week. That her afternoon nap was preceded
by a 5oz measuring glass of red wine seems to explain why certain gossip pages
were sometimes left on her bedside table. :oops:

:roll Ingredients:

28oz can crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
15oz can red kidney beans,
drained & briefly mashed

:arrow: Directions:

Prepare yesterday and refrigerate.
Heat quickly to serve (with whatever). :roll:

Rod :)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Thu May 06, 2021 12:10 am

Thanks Rod,
These latest recipes sound like "keepers"
I purchased my frozen blueberries yesterday so I am all prepared to make Chia berry pudding. :bana:
It's raining heavily today...a good day for some culinary experiments, eh?
Take care,
xxSandy
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Quintessential Quinoa

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 06, 2021 3:09 pm

Quintessential Quinoa

(long story short) When a guest brought her a fresh bunch of asparagus from the market,
Grandma Ola suddenly conceived (not related to her BBedding enterprise) a new recipe!
The asparagus would pair well with that which she first comprehended as "Keen What?",
a previous gift of multicolor granular appearance that she saved for whatever. :?

Gran Ola's impromptu quintessential concoction was so tasty that her guests that week
tried to convince her to open a Seedy Acres restaurant. However, Gran's reputation
was such that she worried about it being just another "Little Hoe House in Texas"
... despite her enterprise that "never needs no hoes". :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups simmering water
1 cup multicolor quinoa, rinsed
1 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
1 lg bunch asparagus, chopped & par-steamed*
1 lg sweet onion, diced

* rinse, chop, cover bowl, microwave 2 min.

:arrow: Directions:

In a large sauce pan, simmer quinoa in water
until most of water is absorbed, then spread on
diced onion, then par-steamed asparagus;
cover pan and continue cooking.

When all water is absorbed, stir in spices
and olive oil. Let pan rest 10 min. covered.

:idea: For a Quintessential Sunrise breakfast,
serve with a steamed egg and a few wedges
of chilled Blood Orange. :roll

Rod :)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Fri May 07, 2021 12:54 am

You know, Rod, I think I may enjoy Quintessential Quinoa for lunch later on. I may have to change the veggie though.
Thanks for that! :thumright:

xxSandy
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