Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Meanwhile deseeded 2 tomato's & chopped fine, 1 cup of frozen peas which you have defrosted,whole bag of mini pepperoni ,minced fresh parsley,minced fresh basil,dried oregano rub between hands before adding to pasta, smoked cheese 1/2 cup, dash sea salt,dash pepper and can use pepper flakes if you like it hot. 1 small onion minced and saute in pan.
Add 1 small velvetta cheese which has been chopped into pieces, 1 ~1/2 cups of half /half add both items in blender,then add to strained hot pasta ,stir well.
NOTE :If you want to skip the blender to blend the cheese and cream, just chop cheese right in the hot pot of pasta that has been drained of water,and add the 2 tablespoons of butter and the 1~1/2 cup of half & half ,toss in a quick pour of virgin olive oil ( about 2 tablespoons) stir til all is heated and blended well.
Dump the rest of veggies and spices in with the hot Pasta,stir well. Serve on individual plates and top with smoked cheese. You can also skip the velvetta cheese and make a all white cream sauce with your favorite white cheeses. For a change sometimes I use a Mascarpone cheese with grated parma cheese and half & half . When serving top with shredded cheese and add a splash of basil olive oil !!
Top with a bit of shredded smoked cheese and serve. This recipe can be baked in the oven if you like just add more half and half or you can use white wine with the white sauce.
You can add whatever veggies you like Artichokes,Mushrooms ,Zuchinni, Brocolli, Prosciutto,Celery,Sun dried Tomato,it is what ever you fancy in this dish. As for meat you can use a good Tuna, Ham or even a Maple Bacon. Great the second day around,just heat in microwave and eat !!!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Hanging up on the Quilt are some blocks ready to be sewed onto the four sides of the quilt !!!
A good friend asked me what was behind the curtain,she was so cute with her words. Ok behind curtain number 1, I shall say are my kitchen utensils ,snacks and dry foods in containers,baking pans, mixing bowls and a big basket with some of my cookie cutters. . I need a walk in pantry like a kitten loves milk !!!!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
For me if I see a tree growing in my yard" hands off " til I figure out what the tree is ,so I let them grow. We have about a dozen palm trees that came from the neighbors yard when their huge palm tree had flowered. It was really neat to see the huge white blossoms hanging down from the top of their really tall Palm Tree. So all the seeds drifted into our yard and I let them grow. Yeah free Palm Trees!
So when I was out in the yard yesterday watering everything, I was surprised too see those two Fig trees are producing fruit for the first time. A jump up and down moment !!!!! The same with my Pomgranite bushes they have traveled to 4 other spots in my yard, awesome and blessed for sure !!!
When picking time comes I will post some of my favorite recipes for my Figs!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
1 large Chicken Breast
Dash of sea salt and pepper
Grill ahead of time
Remove from grill cut into small pieces, cover and set aside in your refrigerator.
2 bags of Udon noodles
1 bag of Yakisoba
2 Tablespoons Sesame oil
Place the 3 bags of noodles in cool water , slowly loosen noodles with your hands. Drain in colander, place noodles back in a bowl with about 2 Tablespoon Sesame oil. Toss with your fingers and cover noodles . Now believe me there is no way your going to get these noodles looking like long spagetti noodles but do your best. When I do this they break in a thousand pieces but it is ok . When you mix the veggies with your noodles they will break but toss lightly . The out come will still be the same .....YUMMY !!
1 Red Pepper ~ deseed and cut pepper into strips( dry the seeds to use in your garden)
1 Zuchinni ~ cut tips off Zuchinni slice in half and julienne into strips
1 Carrot ~ peel and cut into bitesize wedges
1 small Broccoli head ~ stem removed ~ cut into florettes place on plate and microwave. Watch carefully to keep the green in these tiny trees. When lightly cooked cool down with cold water.
After all the veggies have been prepared place them all in a bowl ,cover and set aside.
1 Celery stalk ~ cut ends off of the stalk ~ peel strings off stalk ~ cut in half ~ the slice in thin strips like the zuchinni and mince.
To get the strings off the celery stalk I usually take my fingers at the top of the stalk and peel the tiny stings off. This is the easiest way and fastest way for me.
1/2 Onion peeled and minced ~ place celery and onion in a tiny bowl and cover.
Ginger ~ peel ~ slice and cut into long thin strips
4 Large Garlic cloves minced
Place these spices in 1/4 cup soy sauce cover and set aside
1 tablespoon curry paste
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup chicken stock
1~1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
one good grind of pepper ~ Mix all and set aside
Cut off the tops of your Organic green veggie and wash pat dry and set aside You will add this delicate greenery that last minute before plating your food. Cover and set aside
To Cook: Heat your stove eye to medium high ,grab your wok ,season your pan with olive oil. When cooking this I usually start off with one flat wok shovel, but after I add the noodles I will be using 2 wok shovels . It will be easier to incorporate the mixture together.
Add items below in order
Spray of olive oil to season your pan
1.Celery /onion mixture ,
2.Spices ~Ginger/garlic/soy sauce mixture keep stiring,
3.Veggies keep tossing,
4.Chopped cooked chicken,keep working those arms and toss ,
5.Udon /Yakisoba noodles,toss toss toss,
Add last your organic delicate green leafy veggie to noodles.
Using a spoon to peel my Ginger
If you need more liquid you can add more coconut milk or stock. I usually eye ball my liquid.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
3/4 cup of warm milk
1 package of yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
Place Yeast in bowl, add sugar,then 3/4 cup of milk let sit do not stir.
Add 2 cups flour to a bowl
2 teaspoons baking powder
dash sea salt
half stick very cold butter cut into small pieces into the flour mixture
Mix up the butter into the flour with your hands lightly to incorporate them together.
Slowly add the yeast milk to the flour mixture and stir with a fork lightly to blend til you get the mixture some what into a ball. It will not be a perfect ball ,all you want is for the flour to be blended well.
Place 1/3 cup of flour on your pastry table ,scrap out wet Flour Mixture onto your table. Dust your hands with flour then lightly fold the Flour Mixture in the flour you placed onto your table. This is a very quick step,which your basically tossing that ball of dough into the flour and patting down lightly.. Lay the sweet potato pieces on top of the flour mixture, start folding the dough flour over the sweet potato cubes ,making sure your hands are floured when working with the dough. Keep adding sprinkles of flour under the dough to make sure the dough does not stick to your pastry table. Nothing like your biscuits sticking when you have cut them into your pretty shapes. Pat down the dough lightly and cut out your biscuits in rounds shapes or squares. Place them on a buttered sheet pan or round cake pan side by side to make the rise. Top with butter and bake til brown at 350* you may also add fresh ground pepper on top of the uncooked biscuits !!!
Remember the less you work with your dough the lighter your biscuits will be when they are cooked. Only turn your dough 3 times , quit and pat down ,then cut out your shapes. If you keep working your biscuit dough you will be making doorstops that will be as hard as rocks !!!
Friday, April 13, 2012
The only problem I had with the show was the girl who I sat beside did not speak a word of English,so no explaining to her please shut off your texting. All she could do was text message on her phone. So every few seconds her phone lit up and she was texting away. I finally placed my arm up on my purse which was in my lap and covered the side of my face with my hand as to shield my face. Then she had a big bag of teriyaki dried meat she was eating and the smell of that meat did not smell great after a few minutes.
But please if you go to shows be mindful of those who are sitting around you trying to enjoy the show they paid for that evening. If your not interested in actually seeing the show then save your money and sit a spell someplace else, text all you want in the pleasure of your own company. :)
But a happy balance to that event was the family that sat in front of us. The mother/dad would explain what was happening in the play to their daughters who looked around 6 and 8 years old. It was so cute because I am sure the youngest did not understand some of the play.The youngest giggled at the big kiss and looked over at her parents smiling. But there was a good amount of laughter through out the whole show,with it's serious moments that tear at your heart strings ! I love it when the play is happening around you everywhere !!! BRAVO to All the Actors !!!!!! I LOVE Theater Acting !!!!
We even see people use their phones in the movies and sometimes I wonder what happen to people having any manners.
I kept asking honey can you stuff the DR table, chairs and that mirror in your bag and take them home with us !!!! Gee they just would not fit in hubbys bag !!!!!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Actually I used about 6 big pieces of chicken breast and placed in water to boil til done. Then I took half the chicken and made chicken salad for that day and minced the rest of the chicken placed in a pyrex bowl with the reserve chicken stock to use the next day, and made the soup for tonights supper. Yum!!!