FOODIE FRIDAY: Sliders with Mashed Potatoes

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Kate Styled Pretty, Kate Greer, Sliders, Mashed Potatoes

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the moomies bun recipe from last week? Recognize anything in this photo? You guessed it, moomies buns make excellent dinner rolls and burger patties!  I mixed ground beef with feta cheese and herbs and shaped it into patties.  I sauteed vegetables to top the sliders. In my quest to bring new insight to my readers culinary aspirations,  I tried a new vegetable, unbeknownst to yours truly.

Meet the bitter melon.Bitter Melon

Like all people who don’t know what they are cooking I googled it.  Wiser people than me that live on the Internet suggest I boil the bitter melon first before cooking it to reduce its pungency. I thought I’d just cook it so I have a better understanding of what it tastes like  I should not have done this.  I should have listened to Google.

Fortunately, I sauteed the bitter melon with other vegetables that were edible.  Needless to say, I ended up picking off all the bitter melon from the burger, which suddenly became delicious! 

I toasted the buns before serving the patties on top.

I made feta mashed potatoes to accompany the sliders!  I peeled and chopped red potatoes, and boiled them until soft.  I mashed the potatoes with feta and cheese (based on your preference).

Even though it didn’t turn out quite what I expected, at least I learn something new.  Don’t buy bitter melon, don’t cook bitter melon and don’t eat bitter melon.  Everything else gets four stars!

FOODIE FRIDAY: Moomies Buns & Roasted Veggies

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I don’t want to eat meat, but I’ll always want bread!

Kate Styled Pretty, Kate Greer, Moomies Buns

These are moomies buns, and they are amazing! It’s basically a homemade dinner roll – you know the kind you get at restaurants that melt in your mouth from all the butter and sweetness? This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie from my mom’s blog Sidewalk Shoes!

I don’t have a bread machine or a mixer, but I do have a ninja blender.   While this was not the intended use for the ninja, it did save my hands from kneading the dough. I have done it by hand before, but it doesn’t turn out as light and airy.  If you do it by hand, knead the dough sufficiently, then let it rest until it doubles in size before dividing it into 12 rolls.

Moomies Buns
(makes 8 hamburger size buns, I usually make 12 dinner rolls)

1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon instant yeast

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in your bread machine. Select the dough cycle. Allow to run cycle.

Dump out onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 (or how ever many you are making) pieces. With each piece, slap into a bun shape. Usually four or five slaps will do it. Place on greased cookie sheets or your bun pans, cover; rise about 30 to 40 minutes.

Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes till golden.

Kate Greer, Kate Styled Pretty, Kale, Yellow Squash, Sweet Potatoes

I chopped 2 sweet potatoes, 3 yellow squash and a bunch of kale and mixed everything with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Roast the veggies at 375 for 20 minutes or until done.

Moomies Buns, Roasted Veggies, Kate Styled Pretty, Kate Greer

I may have made my rolls generously large… but something had to fill the space of meat in my dinner, right?