I'll be posting more about this soon, & before I leave for an exciting, trip, which may answer my question about travelling being my Friday Night Essence
- Current Mood: excited
- Current Music:Back on the Road Again, by The Osmonds
I started by using my mom's already minced garlic, mixing it with 1/2 an avocado & found out I really did like it; I then picked a some fresh garlic & tried it with many foods. As I used it in different foods, I began wondering how well it would go with my tuna mixture, & sure enough it did; I then added it to other dishes to enhance them, then tried it with my egg dishes. I'm finding when I experiment with garlic, that it enhances certain foods & gives other foods flavor; as I keep learning more about this food, I'm wondering what else I can use it in.
I've just done some research on this food & am finding a lot of health benefits, associated with garlic, including low blood pressure, HDL, healthy anti-biotic, among others; it's also a good heath benefits in other things to, including yeast infections. It's obviously helping, because I can already see the benefits; by my research it may help in ways my meds haven't.
I'm also looking it up to see how long it'll keep & whether or not I can use it, even afterwards
more to come
- Current Mood: peaceful
Peanut Butter Frosting
In a large bowl, beat 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter &
1/2-1/3 cup milk to make frosting of spreading consisency
(hint: You may have to heat it up in the microwave before using)
Makes abouy 1 1/2 cups
3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar (approx. a l.b)
6 tablespoons water
Beat all ingredients at low speed for 7-10 minutes (10-12 minutes at high speed for portable mixer) until icing form peaks/ Makes 3 cups
- Current Location:Home
- Current Mood:creative
From my Fondant, I made fondant cookies, to add to bread, mini buns & anything else I can possibly think of; I made flowers & blue jays, then used my new fondant tools to add my personal touch to them; I made purple & lavendar flowers & made well, Blue Jays. Later on I'll be making more purple flowers as well as Blue Jays, then make pink kitties & yellow bears; then with the rest of the white fondant, I'm gonna see if the icing colour, to see if they're any good, & I can't wait, because I think/know it'll be fun.
Icing (ready-made icing from a piece of cake)
red candy pieces
In a cupcake holder, add some M&M's in 4 out of 6, in my case stars; set aside
IN a microwaveable container, add cake icing & a few candy pieces & microwave 50 seconds, power 3; stir it till melted, then add more seconds till all is melted, take out & stir be very careful: it will be hot
Carefully pour icing mixture over M&M's, in cupcake holder; cool, then refridgerate till firm; carefully take each candy out of the holder & keep in refridgerator; later on today, or this week, I'll be making more Icing Candies, with other icing & may be add a diffferent colour candy piece & may be even dates or trail mix.
- Current Mood: giddy
1 FlatOut Bread
2 tblspns Nutella/Chocolate-Peanut Butter Spread
4 Candy pieces
4 pieces dried fruit
2 tblspns Icing
(MICROWAVE) In microwaveable container, melt icing for 1 minute/Power 4; stir & repeat
(TOASTER OVEN) On FlatOut, spread Nutella/Chocolate-P.B spread to 1-2 inches from the edge; add candy pieces & dried fruit in middle of bread; slowly roll FlatOut; on tin foil, place rolled Flatbread in Toaster Oven & lightly toast till candy pieces start to melt; let stand 1 minute, before taking it out of oven
Drizzle icing over rolled Flatbread & enjoy
- Current Mood:creative
Last night's episode I thought was very exciting & interesting to say the least; but there were ms trio ga that bothered me, including some contestants who were annoying. I thought it was a great way to hit the show off & can't wait for more. As the show started, I began wondering how many of them would actually make it to the finals, let alone have their own show; I found it both entertaining as well as interesting & hopeful. I believe some of the contestants have potential, while others will just end up viewing the show, due to their lack of enthusiasm. While I give credit to the judges as well as the hosts, I do see this yr's as much tougher than last......& here's why I believe so:
I loved how thew host (Giada, Alton, Bobby) brought the contestants, then had them make Breakfast, as their 1st camera challenge; it was both interesting & neat how they all met in front of a theatre, in Hollywood Star, then went to the studio where they were told more about their 1st challenge, how long they had & how much camera time. I truly got inspired with some of the foods, & will be fixing 1 of them, tomorrow morning, as well as the rest of the week, including my Saturday afternoon lunch; I really thought the egg sandwich looked good & may try it this Saturday, but using a 1/4cup egg substitute, instead of an egg. But as I was getting inspired by some the the dishes, I noticed a couple contestants being annoying or simply refusing to listen, in fact 1 of them I thought needed a lesson in keeping her mouth SHUT; all the while, noticing how the other contestants were looking at them, wondering, `Will we ever get any quiet time?', then went back to what they were doing. Another 1 kept talking to herself, but didn't drive others, nuts with her constant talking; then they all had to do their 1st Camera Challenge; some did ok, others did it great & others faulterd something fierce.
Afterwards, they met Alton Brown at a Food Court/Farmer's Market & were picked in a team of 3 & had to make a `promo' video, then make something for the judges & their special guests; some did real good, but others were either being too rough, were angry or just couldn't speak loud enough. 1, however, cried for a bit, telling her sad story to Alton, then tried 2 other times, both were still too soft; they then went back to the Food Network Kitchen to start their creations, when all heck both loose & some of them weren't communicating to their teammates. After cooking, they headed in for the night & began resting, for what would be a very emotional day for some of them; that morning they went into a restaurant's kitchen & the 1 team started to finish their meals, then brought it to the judges. After each team presented their meal, except 1 team, who didn't even finish plating, show their promo to the judges, thanked them & left the room; the judges were harsh on some, but enjoyed what was given to them.
Afterwards, at their home, away from home, 1 team argued about why they didn't finish, then knew they would be facing the judges about it; when they all faced the judges, 1 team won it for their food & video promos, then other teams followed unitl the last team, who had a gut feeling 1 of them wouldn't be there. The blonde-soft-spoken woman was safe, but 1 of her 2 teammates wasn't, due to her not finishing her dish, while helping 1 of them; when they chose, Vic, I began to wonder if they chose the right 1, then began thinking of what might happen in episode 2. After finding out who was left, I wondered which of the 14 would be there before long & who would end up being the Next Food Network Star.
This time last yr, I already picked out the final 4 as well as who I had thought would be the Next Food Network Star; this yr, I'm still very undecided & will see who I think will, when the others have left & who knows, I might just post about it.
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- Current Mood: hopeful
Yesterday afternoon, my parents & I had lunch at a little cafe on Howe Ave, in Sacramento, CA; we walked in & went to the counter, where there was a menu to choose from. All 3 of us ordered sandwiches, apples & iced tea, then sat down at a booth; there were many choices & was hard to choose which sandwich to have. This was recommended by myt Aunty Jan, my dad's sister, & we thought we should try it; they were very good & very filling. Plus they're fresh ingredients & you know what you're getting; since we sat near a fireplace, we weren't near the drafty air, nor close the the door & could feel the heat from it. After we ate, I tried my new iPod to see if I could get some internet service, while my mom checked out their breads; it worked, somewhat, but couldn't really get online, so I turned it off.
I would highly recommend this place, because of their great food, wonderful iced tea & good service; plus you get what you pay for & it's just right for a normal meal, without being too heavy. Also, they have pastries, breakfast sandwiches, soups & coffee, amond other sanwiches & some cookies, to carry you over till your next meal.
- Current Location:Sierra Nevada Foothills
- Current Mood: curious
After doing a bunch of errands, my parents & I went to a great restaurant in Folsom, CA, called Mimi's; this was my dad's & my birthday dinner & went inside & got seated quickly. As soon as we did, my mom & I ordered some tea & my dad ordered coffee, as we 3 looked at the menu; there were too many choices, but end up choosing the right 1s for all 3 of us. Since it tooks us awhile to choose what we wanted, our nice waiter brought us our tea & coffee, water & some yummy bread; not long after, we finally decided what we wanted.
My mom ordered an appetizer, which consisted of shrimp, veggies & several kinds of dips; my daddy ordered a chicken dish & I ordered some por chops, then waited for our dinner to arrive. As we waited for our meal to arrive, I told them about my trip, where I stayed as well as a bit on what I did; we then talked about some other things, when 3 big plates arrived for us. My mom had the `smallest', with just appettizers, which she ordered, because she knew she wanted some dessert; my plate consisted of: 2 medium-sized pork chops, with honey glaze, a big mound of potatoes, with gravy & some veggies & my dad's consisted of a big piece of chicken, a huge mound of potatoes, with gravy & some veggies. Mine was very good & my pork chops were superb & high recommend this dish, for anyone, who likes going to Mimi's & loves pork chops as much as I do; my potatoes were just melt in your mouth & the gravy topped it off just right. My veggies (broccoli & such) were very crisp & tender, just the way I like them; my mom loved what she was having & so did my dad. Our waiter was nice enough to give my mom & I some water, for our tea & checked on us from time to time, which I thought was nice of our waiter to do so; as we were having our dinner, my mom & I were discussing what we would like for dessert & asked my dad if he's like to join us & he told us that he was getting full. Then our waiter took my mom's & my plates away, while my dad was still eating; my dad then asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu & my mom said yes, after she thought, the menu sitting at the edge of our table, was the wine & spirits menu. As we took a look at the dessert menu & ordered our desserts, our waiter took my dad's plate away & filled his cup for him; my mom ordered: Petite Bread Pudding & I ordered a Petite Triple-Chocolate fudge, then relaxed till our desserts came.
When our desserts came, both my mom & I were glad we both ordered the Petite versions of our desserts, because they were big enough; as we were having our desserts, my dad was looking at both of us & was a satisfied customer; my mom couldn't finish hers, but neither could I, since both desserts were very filling. I'm glad that I had my Lactaid pills, because, my dessert had a scoop of vanilla ice cream; I really enjoyed my triple-chocolate dessert & I think my mom enjoyed hers.
I highly recommend going to Mimi's for dinner, because of their great service, wonderful atmosphere & how nice the inside is; also because, if everyone in your party is over 21 yrs old, they'll put you & yuour party in a very special part of their restaurant. It also has good prices & the servers will check on you & your party throughout your stay.
- Current Location:home
- Current Mood: content
After doing errands at Kaiser & getting some icing at my local Michael's, I went to Seattle's Best, inside Border's Bookstore, to get myself some coffee & a snack; as I went inside & got myself a couple of magazines, I went to their counter to see what they had. There was so much to choose from, then I peeked around the corner, to find a stack of cookies, waiting for anyone who wants 1; I then ordered myself a small cup of coffee & an oatmeal/cranberry cookie, then poured some half-in-half & went to sit down. I knew their coffee was good & I enjoy it so much, that I keep ordering it, but this time I wanted to try 1 of their cookies; my cookie was really good, flavourful & filling. It also has great texture & has a lot in 1 big cookie. I ate it slowly, so I would totally enjoy the flavour of it as well as enjoying the taste of it; I was doing other things as well & wanted to just take a restbit, before heading off to Target.
I love Seattle's Best, because of the great service, wonderful atmosphere & the way they place their goodies, pastries & such; I also like it, because I save some money to but other thing, especially when they're next to Border's.
- Current Mood: grateful
- Current Music:Celtic Tiger, Michael Flatley