Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Other recipes from last week (some with and some without the use of the skillet): Strawberry Shortcake- This is a PW recipe that Haylee from our Smallgroup made. From the moment we first tasted her cake, I wanted to try it myself. I made this for our Doulos bible study and one of the singles asked me if I would make this for her wedding cake! YES, it really is that delicious, and you must try it! Like Haylee, I used larger strawberry chunks and left it in the oven for 51 minutes giving it a slightly crispy edge with a moist inside. As you can see, mine did not turn out as pretty as the PW’s, so the last picture is borrowed from her website.
Onion Dip- Again this was from my super market line cookbook, and I thought it was a little boring, probably because I’m not a huge fan of onion dips…but I did get to use my skillet, so it was a decent trade-off.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Anyways, my new recipes from last week: Nilla Caramel Popcorn- This recipe came from the same book as the Oreo Cheesecake that I got in line at the market. The recipe was categorized under “gifts” but I made it for our bible study instead. It was sweet popcorn with caramel and vanilla wafers. Though it called for 12 cups of popcorn, it really didn’t make much. I think once it started heating it shrank or something; to make this is a gift, I will double it next time. Pizza- I used the PW’s recipe for pizza crust again last week. Since the previous pizza I made “didn’t have enough meat,” I decided to try it again to appease the taste-buds in our house. This pizza had sausage, pepperoni, spinach, feta, mozzarella, green peppers, olives, and…well that’s all I can remember. It was received by both of us a lot better than the previous one.
Cheesy Shrimp on Grits Toast- This recipe seemed to go over pretty well last week at Smallgroup. I made a grits toast topped with a shrimp spread. I think next time I will double the recipe so that I have enough. To cut my grits before toasting them, I used a cleaned Hunt's tomato paste can--they really make the best cookie cutters too!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Even though we just had lasagna a couple weeks ago, Phil & I made another one but according to our own recipe. This was a chance for us to use our fresh herbs; the ones that are growing out of control! Sorry it’s a bit fuzzy, but this is a picture of me with NASA Man at the Rockettes game on Friday night-- I am somewhat still a child, and these characters still fascinate me. This is as close as we have made it to anything NASA-related. With the recent government changes in NASA on the horizon, I think we better make the short trip down the road to check it out.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Last night. You can really see a difference in the rosemary and the oregano. I have to keep pulling the blinds higher and higher so that the oregano isn't touching it.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
On our way to Kemah, Phil’s mom called us and said that she just watched an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives featuring restaurants in Kemah. She said that we just had to check out T-Bone Tom’s. We had dinner there and ordered the Armadillo Eggs that were mentioned on the show. They were huge mounds of deep-fried BBQ stuffed with jalapenos. They were SPICEY!
To prove that we were actually there
We took a picture of this because we thought it was neat to see exactly how many miles away Joni and Anthony were. Miss you guys!!!Extreme Home Make-Over renovated a home for an inspirational family, the Beach family, in Kemah a couple months ago and the show aired on Sunday. If you get a chance check out their story on ABC.com, I’m certain you will be filled with hope and reminded of the importance of giving back to others.