I’m Ready For Colder Weather (And Knishes)

September 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

I am ready for him to get here and stay for awhile; I’ll invite him in for a cup of chai or coffee, whichever he prefers.

I like colder weather because I can bundle myself up in close layers. Even though I am practically cold blooded, I think I belong in chilly climates. Sundresses are wonderful, but this season they have worn out their welcome and are waiting patiently in my closet for when I again need the freedom they offer.

As I was watching this video I thought what in the world is kinishus? Well, for starters it’s knishes and it looks delicious. So, I’ve decided that later today if I’m hungry enough I’ll make this. I’m not going to use the recipe the blogger I got the photograph from used. I found another one here that uses chicken.

Dough:

  • 2 cups Sifted all purpose flour
  • 3 Eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Oil
Mix all ingredients and form into smooth dough and roll it to 1/8 inch thicknessFilling:

  • 1 1/2 cups Ground cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup Mashed potatoes
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

Mix all ingredients and spread on dough.

Roll the dough like a jelly roll and press edges together. Place in a pan greased with hot oil and bake in a 350 degree oven until brown and crisp.

If I will actually follow this recipe correctly is another matter. I do so enjoy adding things in that aren’t really supposed to be there. I’ve never had this dish before, so I don’t know how it should taste, but I’m going for it regardless.

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Perfect for a summer day, yes?

July 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Orange, Red, White and Green

July 26, 2011 § 1 Comment

Almost sounds suspiciously like a Ted Dekker series doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. It’s part of my lunch! I absolutely relish eating raw foods, especially fruits and vegetables.  (I haven’t branched out to raw meat.)

Orange- Carrots

Red- Cherry tomatoes

White- a dab of natural ranch here and there

Green- The best of them all, freshly snapped home-grown green beans

Can you say delicious or what?  I also have sweet tea waiting for me too that I’m planning to have with some red and green! No not Christmas decorations, silly, I don’t even celebrate Christmas. They’re grapes and strwberries. What wonderfully tasteful fruits we have been blessed with.

Nom it up!

M~

Sweet Basil

July 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

Super Quick Lunch Idea

July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

I don’t know why I’m so riveted by food recently so bear with me, haha. This post is inspired by my rush to make lunch before I had to go to work in 25 minutes (then I realised I didn’t have to leave for another hour halfway through rushing lunch…)

What you need:

1 bundle somen noodles

dash of soy sauce

dash of fried rice seasoning package

Yes, this is basically ramen for people who don’t have ramen. Boil water add noodles and boil them for 2 minutes, remove and RINSE. (I forgot.)  Add soy sauce and seasoning package to taste.  Nom it up!

Thrifty Thrifting and Cake Cookies

July 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

One of my hobbies is going thrifting. Today I went to a local second hand store that, in my opinion, is too pricey and their ‘sales’ aren’t really that good (except for the occasional 50% off sale.) But! Today I found a pair of moccasins for $7.04. I’m quite pleased because they’re very gently used (it doesn’t even look like they’ve been worn outside) and new they cost about $40.00 or more. They had some other really cute shoes too. I saw a neat pair of Keds and other unique shoes. I usually avoid shoes at thrift stores though. I plan on doing more thrifting later on in the week at some more reasonably priced locations. I want to find some jean shorts that will be cute with them.

I baked over 100 cookies this morning and burned zero of them, not that I usually do or anything. Yum yum, I got chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips. They’re much more exciting. The recipe I use is quite simple:

1 box cake mix (yellow is best, then chocolate and after that, I wouldn’t bother even with vanilla)

1 egg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup water

dash of vanilla

how ever much chocolate you like, I don’t like that much so I only add about 1/3 package

Mix wet ingredients then add dry, blending until smooth. Bake on 350 Fahrenheit for about 8-9 minutes. Yields about 30, depending on how big you make them. 

Pasta Please!

June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Half the fun of cooking for me is not following a recipe. I’m still in the very early stages of exploration and as you might know, I like pasta. A lot. So today, I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’m working with pasta again.

I’m using penne rigate with an olive oil sauce. I’ve got my water going before I start my sauce because oil bases sauces don’t need as long to cook as cheese and milk sauces. I’ll let my pasta boil for about five minutes before I start the sauce. Most recipes it seems to say cook al dente, but my family prefers slightly softer noodles.

For the sauce:

3/4 cup of red bell pepper, diced finely

1 spring onion

2.5 Tablespoons butter

Olive oil, about 1/2 cup or less

garlic, basil (lots), oregano (not so much), salt, pepper, and cayenne (just a dash), fennel

Sautee bell pepper and onion in butter (be careful not to burn butter), then add garlic. Then add olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, etc. seasoning to taste. I added some olive oil to my pasta to help it not stick so much; it seems to be working so far. The last time I made pasta (I’ll post that one later, it was so tasty) I made a béchamel sauce and the pasta stuck terribly.

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