Monday, December 20, 2010
So my dear friend Leslie sent me the most amazing recipe Friday night and of course I had to try it Saturday morning.
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F. Spray muffin pan with Pam and set aside.
Bake 12 slices of bacon for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet. Don't over cook bacon because they will be cooked in the oven again later. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and dab out as much oil as possible (or if your waistline can afford the extra weight leave the oil).
Cut circles out of sliced bread to fit the bottom of muffin pan.
Wrap a slice of bacon around a bread round and place in muffin pan. It should look like a cup. Repeat. Sprinkle a small amount of shredded cheese in the center of each piece of bread. Crack one egg over each piece of bread. Be careful not to break egg yolk. You may not want to use all the egg white. This can be saved to make some scrabble egg (which I feed to my dog. Oops I am that dog owner).
Bake until eggs are cooked through to your liking. I baked mine for about 15 minutes. The bacon egg cups should pop right out of the muffin pan. If not, use a knife around the edges.
I apologize for the bad picture. These bacon cups were just too yummy and where almost eaten before I realized a picture had not been taken. The husband loved them so much that he requested they be made for Christmas brunch.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
1/2 head of lettuce
1 small tomato
poppy seed dressing
So ... chop up some lettuce. Cut some apple and tomatoes in cubes. Toss everything with some poppy seed dressing and top with a hand full of candied walnuts and serve. Could this be any easier? I think not!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
2 sticks butter at room temperature
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and milk and mix until combined.
In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix dry ingredients with a whisk. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins, and mini chocolate chips.
I use a ice cream scooper to scoop out my batter onto the baking sheets. Space the batter about 1 inch apart.
Bake cookies for about 11 minutes. Let them cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
I used a small ice cream scooper so my cookies came out bite size. Perfect for snacking.
I really enjoyed these cookies and I normally am not a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies. I am sure the chocolate chips helped.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I have had this recipe for a while and have never had a chance to make it. It was super easy and I will for sure be making this again.
3 cups of all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp honey
1 can or bottle beer (12 oz)
3 tbsp butter (melted)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bread pan with the melted butter. Save the rest for later.
In a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
A great trick for the honey is to microwave it. I microwaved it for about 15 seconds to make it easier to work with.
Add the honey and beer to the dry mixture. Mix enough just so everything is incorporated. Don't worry about lumps.
Bake for 60 minutes. The top should be a nice brown color and a tooth pick insert should come out nice and dry.
This bread was so yummy that I am for sure going to make it again. It kinda has the same consistency as a biscuit.
The husband loved it and requested it be made with chili next time. Who knew bread could be this easy? It also made the house smell incredibly good.
Thank you Leslie Berroya for forwarding this recipe to me!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Last night I made chow fun. Chow Fun is pretty much as Cantonese as I get. Good thing my poor Cantonese husband is American born and knows no better.
1/2 pound of Pork (I will be quite honest I have no idea how much pork I really used)
chow fun noodles
3 cloves garlic minced
1 onion sliced
1/4 pound bean sprouts
I sliced the pork into strips and then marinated it in the garlic and about 1/4 cup soy sauce. Cook the pork in oil with the onions until the pork starts to turn brown. A good amount of oil needs to be added which will later help in cooking the chow fun noodles. Then add the shrimp and a tablespoon of salt. Once the onions start to turn translucent add the chow fun noodles. Once the chow fun noodles start to become soft in the pan add your green onions.
Now the husband and I love spicy food so I added about 1 tablespoon of Chinese hot chili.
I high recommend using a wok to cook this or a very big pan. I love woks cause they are big and great for Chinese dishes or cooking pasta in sauce.
This dish turned out great for me. Husband ate 3 bowls. What a successful dinner.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I made a chicken broth with chicken bouillon. Sorry I did not have anything to make beef broth. So 3 cups boiling water to 3 tablespoon chicken bouillon, 1/4 cup soil sauce, and 2 tablespoon Chinese chili sauce. Now 2 tablespoon Chinese chili sauce is pretty spicy for the average person. You can tone it up or down to your taste. Then I added 3 carrots to the pot.
Next is I thinly cubed some beef. I used a non fatty part of beef. Next time i think I will pick something with more fat. I threw the beef in a pan with 3 cloves of minced garlic, a chunk of ginger sliced, and oil. The ginger is to not make the beef taste so "meaty". Hopefully that makes sense. Now this is not to cook the beef. Just to put a nice sear of flavor on it. Once the sides are brown throw the beef into your broth pot. Cook for 30 or so minutes to make the beef tender. Note: fatty beef means not only more flavor but a more tender beef too.
Boil up some Chinese noodles and serve with some green onions. I like a lot of green onions cause I think it makes it taste super yummy.
Such a yummy meal on a cold night. Oh and left overs are awesome cause you just keep making noodles until the broth is gone. (Maybe throw in some extra carrots into the broth too)
Yesterday afternoon I came up with this idea ... and then executed it for dinner!
So first I made a egg mixture with 2 eggs, salt, fresh ground pepper, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce. Soaked 18 shrimps in the egg mixture.
Then I made a dry mixture with 1/2 cup self rising flour, 1/4 cup corn meal, fresh group pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Put some oil in a pan and lets get frying! So take the shrimp out of the egg mixture and cover it with the dry mixture. I did each shrimp at a time but next time I am going to dump the dry mixture and shrimp into a bag and shake. It will save a lot of time. So I fried the shrimp and let them dry on some paper towels.
Next I made a little cayenne pepper and mayo sauce and what I mean by that is I just put some cayenne pepper into some mayo. Toast my sandwich roll, spread the cayenne mayo, put 6 shrimp onto each roll, lettuce, and some diced shrimp.
Man was dinner good! The husband ate 2 sandwiches! Dinner success and all done in 30 minutes. Whoot whoot!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I am so excited to take Khloe to the 10th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk. It will be a great place for us to socialize her with other dogs. I wish I had heard about this earlier so I could sign up for the 5k run. Hopefully next year Khloe and I will register to run the 5k. If you haven't heard about the event check out out the website.
Oh and to top it off Clayton Clark is the MC for the event.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I heart the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
That's a no bueno! Kat, why would you want to date a cheating bastard? I mean, there are bad boys and then there are jerk offs who would cheat on Sandra Bullock.
Sorry Kat but you can totally do better.
Okay, so I really don't care about Dancing With the Stars. Until I see that the in the upcoming season "The Situation" will be on the cast. Are you kidding me? I am still not going to watch the show, but explain to me how "The Situation" is going to dance on this show? The guy is known for fist pumping and that is pretty much his dancing abilities. Oh reality and getting young people to watch their shows is just too much sometimes.
Oh and do you really want Jersey Shore fans to watch DWTS? I guess it's anything to get ratings.
Oh my goodness! A juror gets replaced for making a post on Facebook regarding the trial she was on. The juror posts "gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're guilty".
The defense lawyer's son was the one who caught her "talking" about the trial on Facebook. He discovered the post while checking jurors' names on the internet. It's beyond smart for his mom to have her son working in her office.
This reminds me of my dad asking why anyone would want a Facebook or Twitter account. My dad has decided that Facebook and Twitter give a person no privacy. Direct quote from my father, "why would I want people to know where I am and what I am doing at all times?". Oh father how right you are. For the super "Facebooker" or "Tweeter" every detail of their lives is posted on the internet for all their "friends" to see. So when one posts, "Off to our honeymoon" everyone knows that your house is packed with goodies and you will be gone for a week. That's like gold to a thief.
Friends, beware of what you post on your Facebook and Twiiter accounts. You just never know who is reading!
FYI, I wonder if the juror will do any jail time.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I have read articles about this new cereal from Post and rumor has it this is fantastic.
Looks like little sprinkles. Yum! So I went to my local Target to find this so I can make my own judgement. Sadly Targt did not carry it. I am so sad. If anyone has tried this please let me know.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Personally my favorite comment of the day was "it's like a itouch of steriods" or "iPad = iTampon". LOL. Man people I know are funny. Now I don't have much knowledge on Apple products (I am not against Apple or anything. My wallet just can handle the pressure) but it looks like a clipboard sized itouch. It's like a itouch for old ass people. I am sure it's cause I haven't really sat down and checked it out but what's the difference between this and a itouch? Beside the point that I can't put it in my purse without people thinking I am crazy.
I don't know Steve Jobs ... are you running out of ideas?XOXO
Love Miss Hathaway! This girl look great in almost everything. I feel like she is always rockin some awesome outfit. Well I guess with her bod designers should be throwing clothes at her for free to wear.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Best part ... Payton Manning and the rest of the players including Kim's boyfriend Reggie Bush will be riding in charter buses. These buses will have police cars following them of course ... but lets be honest it's no armored limo.
Poor Toyota! The baby boomers love you but what about us young kids? Will we pick you when we finally buy our first car without our parents?
Question: If I get pulled over for speeding and the officer asks why I was going so fast can I respond by saying because my camary's accelerator pedal was stuck?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Chinese people value men for many reasons. Men generally make more money, can take care of their parents when they come of age, etc. and can carry on the family name.
Now this is all dandy until the government says that in order to control the number of people they are only allowing each household to have 1 child. The exception to this rule is some farming communities, ethnic minorities, and etc. In the late 1980 ultra sounds gave families the advantage of knowing the sex of their child before the child is born. Many family chose to abort fetuses that were female. Now this is finally coming to bite them in the butt. Common sense says that eventually these men will have to marry. If there are more (only) men than women some men are going to not marry or have to marry out of the country.
PS. Does this mean that women in China get to pick the cream of the crop in men? Hahaha ... better be smart, rich, etc cause these ladies have many choices.
Good grief! What happened to asian people being smart? Oh wait ... once again I am proved that common sense has nothing to do with smarts.
Good luck finding a mate Chinese men!