I’ve been a proud resident of rural Tennessee for the past five years, and I’ve gleaned a bit of unconventional wisdom that I wasn’t aware of before moving to the South. Here are the 5 lessons I’ve learned after 5 years of living here. Continue reading “5 Lessons Learned After 5 Years of Living in the South”
Would you look at this? Kids are back in school and I have a little bit of time to update the blog! I actually recorded this baking tutorial while all 8 of them were home, and they were shockingly quiet – or outside in the pool the whole time.
Empanadas were introduced to our family last year through our au pair Tatiane who was from Brazil and since their introduction, I have, of course, put my own healthy spin on this quick and easy meal.
Preheat oven to 425
2 cups of almond milk – bring to a simmer (NOT BOILING!), take off stove.
Add 1/1/2 cups of lard (or bacon grease) and 2 TB Butter. Let melt and cool.
Add 5 tea of yeast. Stir. Add 5 cups of flour and 1-2 tea salt (depending on how salty you like your food). Stir until incorporated. Kneed this mixture for about 5 minutes and let rest and rise for at least an hour.
Make filling – Check Pinterest for recipes or the fridge for leftovers.
Roll out small pieces of dough into a disk shape. Fill with whatever filling you’ve made. Fold over, crimp edges if you want to, put on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!
Just keep livin!