kitchen witchin – broccoli style ;)

Making these delicious patties of nom tonight (using our artisan metal works mats so that we don’t have to deal with foil and cooking spray) they’re awesome for a quick vegetable on the go!


Baked Cheese & Broccoli Patties
yield: 8 broccoli patties

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic – minced
1/2 onion – chopped
1 (12 ounce) bag frozen broccoli – defrosted
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
2 eggs – beaten

preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat, add in the garlic and onions. Season with salt/pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are garlic are tender, set aside to cool.

Add the broccoli to a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the broccoli and squeeze out the extra moisture. Pour the drained broccoli into a large bowl, add the onion and garlic and mix gently.

To the same bowl, add the panko, the cheeses, eggs, and salt/pepper to taste.
Mix together and form into patties, place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.


Five Minute Friday – View

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Makes about 20 servings

1 and 1/4 cup chili powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons dried oregano
4 tablespoons paprika
1/2 cup cumin
1/3 cup pepper

Five minute Friday …. View ….


The above was the view the other morning … had everything ready to go for chili and no taco seasoning. Oops. Drove kiddo to school, came home to make that recipe … and discovered that I had enough chili powder and paprika to make 1/5th of the above recipe. So I did. And then I left for work and I stopped on my way at the insurance agency because my windshield looked like it had been struck with a harpoon … the great white whale is now a small white jeep with an otter complex. Insurance agent is fabulous – absolutely fabulous –

Got to work … with an email from el jefe telling me that we need to talk about getting to the office earlier. Now my “view” on that is that I always put in an honest day’s work – it might not seem like it to the NoneYa’s, but they’re NoneYa’s for a reason – but I did what he asked and got there earlier yesterday and today.

But views are what they are and as the esteemable Mr. Betz always said “it’s all about perception” … or as The Orange Rhino says “It’s all about perspective”

Soooooo … as I said to (a group of friends) earlier today … I’m still working on improving my yelling – verbal violence isn’t right & I know better; and I am still learning. After all the time & $$ I spent in therapy, you’d think I would have 10 kids & all the answers instead of 1 that I still yell at; but nobody’s perfect.

That’s why I have to leave this on the screen … because my perspective changed 😉 there’s a new Bones on the DVR and someone special with whom I’d like to watch it.

Night y’all.

p.s. my view on my windshield still isn’t great – but it’s guaranteed so I’ll be having it redone.