below the snow,
the temperature was low,
everyone had cocoa.
a dog named Pluto
wants to go
somewhere that doesn’t blow
Everybody knows biscuits fresh out of the oven are best so I needed a recipe for a very small amount. As with all LC breads, these are best eaten with something… like an egg and sausage biscuit sandwich or buttered and topped with poached eggs.
LC Atkin’s All Purpose Baking Mix Biscuits
makes 2, about 3 carbs each
also makes 1 quiche pie crust
(a regular pie crust would need 1 1/2 batches)
1/3 Atkin’s All Purpose Baking Mix
1 T almond flour
1 lg pinch baking powder
1 small pinch salt
1 pinch of Splenda
1 T butter, diced finely
1/6 cup heavy cream
1. Preheat oven to 375°F degrees.
2. Blend all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
3. Cut butter into small chunks and add to the dry ingredients
using a pastry blender or your fingertips until mixture
resembles coarse crumbs. Do not overmix.
4. Pour in heavy cream and stir lightly.
5. Coat hands with non-stick spray or oil and lightly knead dough a
few times until fairly well blended. Do not overknead.
6. Pat out dough into 2 biscuit shapes. Top with melted butter
if desired. Bake for about 9-10 minutes. Watch bottoms carefully.
LC Ham and Broccoli Quiche
1 unbaked pie shell (see my recipe for 2 Atkin’s biscuits) (6)
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups fresh broccoli, chopped finely (8)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups grated cheese (2ish) (Cheddar & Smoked Gouda are great)
5 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup ham or bacon bits
1/2 cup cream (3.5)
3/4 cup water
salt and pepper
1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 Over medium heat melt butter in large saucepan.
3 Add broccoli and 2 minutes later add garlic.
4 Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft.
5 Spoon vegetables into pie shell and sprinkle with cheese.
6 Combine eggs, ham or bacon bits, cream and water and whisk.
7 Season with salt and pepper.
8 Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.
9 Bake in oven for 35 minutes or until knife in center comes out clean.
1/4 pie equals approx 5 carbs.
Happy 8 months to my happy, sitting, lip-smacking, mama and dada saying, arm and leg flapping sweetheart. Mama loves you!
Cut 1 or 2 slabs of ribs each in half. Remove or cut slits into the skin on the backs of the ribs. Rub a few drops of red or white wine vinegar into both sides of ribs. Rub with your favorite or commercial spice rub. Be generous.
Line crockpot with a plastic crockpot liner. Spray with baking spray. Lay ribs in crockpot one their sides with bone ends sticking up. If only making 1 slab, have one piece along each side of crockpot and fill middle with bunched up aluminum foil. Do not add ANYTHING- no liquid- NOTHING. Cover.
Leave it alone for 7-8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. Don’t pick up the cover before the time is up! Ribs are ready when they are super easy to cut into and nicely browned. Top with barbeque sauce if you want.
That’s it! I am eating some right now and they are perfectly yummy and tender!
Quick low carb barbeque sauce topping:
2 T Heinz Sugar Free ketchup
2-3 t prepared mustard
5-7 drops worcestershire sauce
Andy just read his 2nd Hooked on Phonics story! YAY!!!
Kayley smacks her lips! YAY!!!
I never get ’em done on time… and I’m getting worse about it.
28.25 inches (about 90 %ile)
17 lbs 4 oz (about 48 %ile) (Andy was 19 lb 3 oz pounds at 7m1w, Bren was 19lb.1 oz @ 6m1w)
Her height is creeping up percentiles and her weight down. She usually isn’t a great eater of baby foods… her favorite foods are real chicken, real beef, Gerber yogurt melts, real yogurt, bread, french fries, baby carrots and baby apples… but the real winner is garlicky pizza crusts. Heehee. She only drinks about 20 oz formula too.
His only concern is her numerous birthmarks… they are an odd color he says. He has seen them only once or twice in his whole career. Really? I’m to take pictures of all of them next to a dime now and bring them at her 9 (10.5…) month visit.
Vaccinations were a PITA. No I don’t want the flu shot. Nurse prepares flu shot with others. No I don’t want the flu shot… unless our insurance covers it. Nurse says I’ll check. Tries to give her other shots but I stop her and say they must all be done at once… I’m not torturing her twice in one day. Wait. Wait. WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT. She comes in with a form stating how I refuse to vaccinate my child, tells me they are waiting on news from the insurance. I must sign form, leave examination room and wait in lobby for news. WTF?
Wait… wait… wait… finally they get word back that they WILL cover it! :blink: Seriously?! (We secretly wonder if they just said that since she had already prepared and documented it…)
Nurse is slow as molasses giving her the shots. One. At. A. Time. Kayley screams anew at each one. Sigh. Can’t you uncap them all and get the bandaids ready ahead of time??? Eeegads.
Anywhoooo… that’s done. Last 7.5 month 6 month visit I’ll ever have to do!