Sunday, May 30, 2010

I have been a busy cook this week. May 30, 2010

Just stopping in to say, " Happy Memorial Day to all and their families!" Also to take a minute and say thanks to all the Veterans, and active military people and their families.. Thanks for keep us safe!

This weekend I got to try out a few new recipes, and of course, you know I want to share them right away. I will post them on separate blogs so you can get them down if you want to try them.

Fried Sweet Cream Cheese Wontons

1pk of cream cheese
1 egg (beat)
1/2 cup of sugar
1 pk of wontons (or if you are like my family I had to have a few more, lol)
Oil (used Canola) to fry in, I put it in a deep small pan (be safe) cause I could only cook about 5 at a time (cause once the oil gets hot they go fast)

Take wonton and turn it with the point towards the top of your hand, take a spoonful of mixture and place in center, wet edges (little) and bring up and seal into a triangle. You may want to make these in advance so you can keep up with the demand and the hot oil.

Drop a few into the hot oil and let get brown, remove and place on paper towels to drain. You can eat these when they cool. We bought a sweet and sour sauce at the store to try and dip, but it was a bit too spicy. Becareful because these are really addictive.

Well gotta get back to the holiday, everyone take care and be safe. Remember it doesnt matter how far or how long the heart never quits loving..Love you all!

Friday, May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

Tomorrow my baby girl will be turning 19. Elizabeth has turned out to be such a great adult. She is so responsible and caring. Maybe too much sometimes. Passionate about life and goals that she wants to attain. Her family means so much to her. Over this past few years she has been my rock, she has helped me through this hip ordeal. As well as my husband and sons they have done alot too. I wouldn't have made it through without them.

I just wanted to take the moment to wish her a very Happy Birthday! I hope all your dreams come true. I wish for you always the best and the strength to handle all that life throws at you. Love you always Mommy!

My status is 6 weeks post op. Doctor thinks I am doing great.. just one cane now, hopefully soon it will be none. I am whole again, just got a pretty limp, but I can deal with that and hopefully with the summer coming I will be able to exercise it away.

Got a good recipe that I have made a few times and the last time I even made an extra to freeze.

Shepards Pie (some one also called it a chinese pie???)

1lb of ground meat
1 bottle of bq sauce
minced onion
minced garlic

1 can peas
1 can corn
l box of mashed potatoes.. ( I guess, I make this with leftover mashed potatoes)
1/2 cup of grated cheese

Take a ziploc gallon bag and put in meat, onion, garlic, and 1/2 bq sauce. Close up and mix well. Put this mixture into a 9x13 pan. (tip:I flip my hand into the clean side of bag, keeping from having to touch the meat)Push it down to make about 1-2 thick. ( I use parchment paper alot. I measured a piece to fit in bottom before I added meat, it just comes out easier)

at this point you can wrap and put in freezer.

Cook this at 350 for about 30-45 minutes check it cause it cooks quicker cause it is thinner.

When finish pour 1/2 bottle bq on top, pour drained peas and corn on top. Take mashed potatoes and mix in the shredded cheese and plop on top. Put back in oven and cook just a bit to brown and melt cheese.

We really thought this was good and I wanted to share it with everyone. If you try it leave me a comment. I love to see that people have been to my blog.

One of my biggest tip, that I use is portion sized containers to store leftovers, I have grown kids that will just reach in and put one out and then I am not having to buy alot of pre-made stuff and I know what is in it all.

This week I bought some gladware containers that were kinda rectangle and premade salads in them. It made about 5. The meat toppings I put in snack baggies (like chicken, ham) I also put the grated cheese in small baggies too. And crazy me, when I get a box of croutons I pre-baggie them and put them back in box. It just seems to take a bit of time, but it saves on waste and it is easier all around.

Well gotta go, I am working on my garden, I have cucumber sprouts coming up.. wish me luck .
Everyone take care till I post again. My heart and thoughts are with you always.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lemonaide Pie

Okay I wanted to give the "Neeley's" Food Network "Lemonaide Pie" a shot.

It was so delicious and so rich.

The recipe ingredients are:

graham cracker crust
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk ( I used the low fat green can)
1 12oz tub of cool whip (I again used the lower fat one)
1 6oz can of frozen lemonaide

My take on it is this:

I bought two packs of the 1/2 cup gladware containers (you can use them again and again, and this dessert is rich)

In a bowl, I mixed graham crackers crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and a bit of melted butter. Pour them onto a cookie sheet, I placed in a 350 oven just to brown a bit, going in every now and then and stirring. Remove and let cool.

chill your sweetened condensed milk. Then fold the sweetened milk with the cool whip, (gently) and then fold in the frozen lemonaide (right from the freezer) Just fold don't let it get soupy or too wet.

I then took cooled graham cracker stuff and put some in each little container, filled with the mixture just a bit below the edge. These all need to be placed in the freezer for a whole day.

This is a very good dessert and by making the single servings there is no need to be pulling a whole pie in and out of a freezer and you can take your time to eat it..

Now if you are having a big blast and you think it will all be scarfed up.. Then by all means make a big old pie...
I just wanted to share with everyone, hope you give it a try.
The next time I make it I might do strawberry or lime..mmmmm

On a parting note, you can use those little containers over and over again. I use them to also put jello in. Adding pieces of fruit and filling with jello. You can also take small pieces of cake and pour jello on top, just till it soaks up a bit and then put in fridge. Finish all these off with a squirt of whip cream. There you got it single serving desserts and snacks without the price.