Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
5 medium potatoes peeled, and rinsed.
1/4 cup olive oil,
Peel and cut potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes, rinse well,make sure you dry potatoes thoroughly .
Add the rest of ingredients, salt, black pepper, fresh rosemary(or substitute Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon if you don't have fresh herbs)
Saturday, May 22, 2010
One fine summer day I whispered " Oh Lord it would be so nice to have peaches." To my surprise God heard me. We have lived in this home since 2002. We live in the Smokey Mountain area, which is not conducive to peach trees
. Being that our garden was located in our front yard, we had several obstacles we had to go through. One of them was this big tree which we had to duck under to get to our garden. Come to find out it was my miracle peach tree.
Tall, healthy, and fully loaded with peaches. Amazing that after living here for 8 years, we had not noticed the peaches before.
I have several recipes that I will share with you. This one is a very easy one. It has few ingredients. The texture is crispy, and tender, yummy served with vanilla ice cream warm.
1 cup flour all purpose
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
1 stick real butter
1 can peach pie filling or home made peach filling I will give you recipe for that.
For peach filling homemade style, peel peaches by heating up large pot of water. Have large bowl with ice water waiting. Drop peaches no more than 3 at a time to boiling water for
1 minute. Remove peaches plunge into ice water bath for several minutes. Peel, and cut . Place in medium sauce pan with 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Bring to a boil, it will thicken to a pudding consistency set aside for cobbler recipe.
In large bowl mix by hand with large wooden spoon flour, milk, sugar, baking powder,
a small bowl melt stick of butter in microwave oven. Pour into 13x9 baking pan.
order of this is important. Next pour batter on top of melted butter in a back, and forth pattern. Do not mix butter, and batter together.
Should resemble this. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or till lightly browned. Enjoy while warm with vanilla ice cream on top.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
This is another one of those quick easy recipes. The texture is crispy, light, and delicious . I serve them with sour cream, and Franks Red Hot Cayenne Sauce. Yummy see if you can eat just one.
3 White chicken breasts skinless boneless
2 carrots diced
2 garlic cloves
2 soft chicken bouillon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 cup orzo pasta, or rice
4 cups water
serve with sour cream and Franks Red Hot Cayenne Sauce
Place chicken, carrots, garlic, bouillon, onions, salt, and 4 cups of water into a large pot with cover. Poach chicken on medium low heat with vegetables for 30 minutes.
Take a bit of the chicken mixture lay it at one corner and roll it up.
Save 1 cup of chicken pieces, to add to the soup. Add the 1/2 cup of pasta, or rice boil for 25 minutes more till pasta cooks. Now you have chicken soup to go with the tacos. Two for the price of one. Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
2 cups white rice
1 cup salsa homemade or store bought
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
2 chicken bouillons I prefer the soft type
1 15.5 ounce can black beans (rinsed and drained)
3 cups water
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
- Pork butt (don't know why it's called that since it's a shoulder)
- Large spaghetti pot
- Shallow baking dish.
- Herb rub
- Aluminum foil
3 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons sea salt
To brine pork cover meat with water in large pot. Add 1/2 cup of salt. Store in ice box over night. In the morging drain the water.
I was looking for a way to decorate the house for my Mother's .Day celebration. Now that I am older I find that I really enjoy the beauty of having live flowers around. I saw this really cute idea on the Martha Stewart Wedding tape. I made natural flower caddies to hold the flower arrangements, I used the Mountain Laurel leaves which, I have an abundance of. They are large waxy leaves on one side and dull on the other. The contras is beautiful left in the natural, or spray painted like I did this ones to match my decor.
Gold spray paint
Fresh flowers of your choice.
Cut out a smaller square out of one of the foam pieces leaving an inch border around all four sides of the the square.. Stack the cut out block on top of the block that is not cut.
Secure with toothpicks. Line the top square with plastic wrap,this is to make it water proof. Cut the wet green foam to fit inside the dry green foam.
I have Mountain Laurel growing in my yard. You can use orange leaves, magnolia leaves what ever large waxy leaves you have available. Cut bottom half of leaves. Roll side of leaves in pressing them into place.
Pin them on your foam caddy side. Pinning the first leaf on the top side of the caddy. Then the middle, and finally the bottom.
The bottom leaves were rolled, and pinned sideways all in one direction. I also decided to spray paint my leaves gold, but you may choose to let them be natural, depending on your party theme.
Let me know what you think.