Saturday, August 28, 2010
- FarmRich review
- Casa Di Bertacchi Meatballs
- Diamond Brillance Disposable Cutlery
- Eden Fantasy Best of Smooth Jazz
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we received a sample of the delicious chips thought shared are those of my own. To get your own opinion you will have to try the chips for your self.
2 onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 cup uncooked rice
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt-free Creole seasoning
3–4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 can (16 ounces) tomatoes
1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
Heat vegetable oil in a large pot, then sauté onions, green pepper, and garlic until tender. Add chicken and rice, stirring until well coated with oil. Add bay leaf, thyme, Creole seasoning, hot pepper sauce, tomatoes, and broth. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 30–40 minutes.
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Friday, August 27, 2010
- The beautiful weather we have been experiencing as of late. Lovely short sleeve still a bit warm but cool enough where you don't feel like you are inside of a dryer on the high setting
- School it seems that all my chilren are enjoying it . There have been big changes for many of them and I am so happy to see all is going so well
- Family it is funny that no matter how long we go with not seeing extended family we are always welcomed in with open arms. I love belonging to a family like this.
- I am loving the fact that my granddaughter loves to listen as her mommy reads her books.
This is one of my favorite photos this week. The boys played their scrimmage game and before the game they huddled and prayed. Take note there were no coaches involved this was just done by a fine group of young men.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Our family has enjoyed every one of the FarmRich flavors at one time or another from meatballs and mozzarella o french toast sticks and mushrooms we have enjoyed many tasty moments. Life is busy and we all know that so when we find ourselves low on time FarmRich products are the perfect products that will make our family happy and give them something to talk about. In our house FarmRich products have saved the day when the kids have friends over that end up staying late into the afternoon when hunger sits in. With a house full of teens having FarmRich in the freezer allows them to quickly fix their selves a snack or a meal when they need to. Products from FarmRich include cheese sticks, mozzarella bites, philly cheese steaks, pizza slices, quesadillas, sandwich melts, meatballs, mushrooms, peppers, pizzeria bites, french toast sticks, and marinara stuffed mozzarella sticks. Each of the products comes in a resealable bag so that you can use a little or a lot.
FarmRich website offers great entertaining ideas for kids and grownups as well as wonderful easy recipes. Join the FarmRich email club to stay updated, receive delicious recipes from FarmRich, as well as serving tips. You can purchase FarmRich products in many stores including Wal-Mart use the easy to use store locator to find the store nearest you. The next time you are looking for that perfect food that can serve as a snack, appetizer or meal remember FarmRich products.
2 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. oil
Mix dry ingredients. Stir in buttermilk, oil and eggs. Beat with a fork. Drop by teaspoon in hot fat. Cook 3 minutes until brown. Can be coated with granulated sugar.
Easy Donut Holes
Take regular dairy case biscuits (not flaky kind), divide each biscuit into three parts. Roll each part by hand into a firm ball. Drop into hot oil, do not crowd, and cook until a golden brown. Allow to cool and drain on paper towel.
Glaze: Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar with 1 tablespoon milk to start. Continue adding milk by teaspoons to achieve correct consistency of glaze. Place donut hole on wire rack, with waxed paper underneath. Drip glaze over donut holes.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup coarse yellow cornmeal
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
Source:The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Occasion
Read more: http://www.grandparents.com/gp/content/food/recipes/article/recipe-sono-baking-company-corn-muffins.html?Else#ixzz0xk7qweBu
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•1/2 cup of bread crumbs
•1/2 cup of milk
1/2 (17.3 oz.) box frozen puff pastry (1 sheet), thawed
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg yolk, beaten
Mustard, for dipping
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place pastry on a sheet of wax paper; sprinkle evenly with 1/3 cup Parmesan; top with another sheet of wax paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out pastry slightly, flip pastry over, peel off paper and sprinkle evenly with another 1/3 cup cheese. Cover with wax paper; roll out into a 12-by-10-inch rectangle. Remove wax paper. Cut dough lengthwise into 24 strips. Shape each into a 2 1/2 -inch pretzel; arrange on 2 greased baking sheets. Brush dough with egg yolk; sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese. Bake until golden, rotating pans once, 12 minutes. Serve with mustard for dipping.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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2 (1-oz.) envelopes Ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cups crisp oatmeal cereal squares
3 cups corn-and-rice cereal
3 cups crisp wheat cereal squares
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
Whisk together Ranch dressing mix and 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a large microwave-safe glass bowl. Stir in oatmeal cereal squares and next 3 ingredients. Microwave mixture at HIGH 2 minutes, and stir well. Microwave at HIGH 2 more minutes, and stir well. Spread mixture in a single layer on wax paper, and let cool 30 minutes. Add cherries and candy pieces. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
•1 1/2 cups cooked ham, diced ($2)
•2 eggs, beaten (.25)
•1 1/2 cups milk (.50)
Cook noodles in salted boiling water until soft. Pour into colander, drain and wash. Into a well greased casserole put alternate layers of noodles and ham. Beat eggs with the milk and pour over noodles and ham. Set casserole in pan of hot water and bake in moderate oven (350F) for 30 minutes.
Easy Meatball Lasagna
26 (1 pound) frozen Casa Di Bertacchi fully cooked meatballs
2 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce, divided
3/4 cup water, divided
1 egg, beaten
1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
1 box (12 ounces) oven-ready lasagna noodles, uncooked
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a separate bowl, combine the egg, ricotta cheese, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Spread 1 cup of the reserved spaghetti sauce over the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan prepared with nonstick cooking spray. Layer 5 to 6 noodles over the sauce and spread half the cheese mixture over the noodles. Spoon half the meatball mixture over the cheese. Repeat layers once. Add one more layer of 5 to 6 noodles and spoon remaining spaghetti sauce over top. Drizzle remaining water over top. Cover tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until lasagna is fork tender. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more. Let stand 5 minutes before serving
As a mother and grandmother I love to hang pictures of my loved ones so that I can show them off. Often times though picture frames can be expensive, we have pictures taken and forget to get a frame or we simply put the picture in a drawer until we find time to remind ourselves to get a frame for that picture that means so much to us. Now there is a new product that is trying to help us decorate with charm, love and pride in a easy manner that allows us the peace of mind to know we can easily show of that picture we are so proud of. Introducing Fracture the product that is the fastest, easiest, best way to get your pictures from your camera to your wall.
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- set table night before so ready to go in the morning
- keep pastries frozen and ready to heat up in the microwave
- sausages that come in links are easy to heat up in the microwave likewise so are pancakes
- granola bars are quick and offer a bit of energy in the morning
- you can prepare all cold drinks the night before so they are ready to go
Breakfast Casserole Recipe•12 slices white bread, crusts removed, torn into small pieces
•3 cups cooked, cubed ham
•3 to 4 cups chopped frozen broccoli, thawed
•8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
•3 cups milk
•5 eggs, beaten
•1 1/4 teaspoon salt
•1 teaspoon dry mustard
•tablespoons melted butter
In a 9x13x2-inch baking dish, put enough of the bread pieces into the bottom of the pan to make a thin layer. Make a layer of ham, broccoli, and cheese. Whisk together milk, eggs, salt, and dry mustard. Pour over top. Toss remaining bread with butter; sprinkle over the top of the casserole. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes. Let cool for about 20 minutes; cut into squares. Serves 10 to 12.
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups chopped leek
1/4 cup chopped shallot
3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 cups refrigerated diced potatoes with onions (such as Simply Potatoes)
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups chopped roasted chicken breast
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
2/3 cup half-and-half
1 1/4 cups low-fat baking mix (such as Bisquick Heart Smart)
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
My husband is so funny when it comes to knowing where all the kids are. When my children were younger I was the one who sat up with them and watched over them, knew where they were all the time, grounded them when I did not and just basically worried. Now that they are nearly all adults my husband has kicked into gear. I have learned to have open conversation with my children trust them and have faith in my Lord that they will be where they say they are and that the lessons that they learned in early years will stay with them. My husband however walks the floor in worry of where the kids are and what they are doing while I say my prayers call my kids say good night and go to bed. Role reversal at this age is very funny. I wonder what he will do when they are all out on their own.
Shout out to my nephews who started school this past week as well. They are in Kindergarten and first grade. i am sure their little sister will be missing them when they are all gone but it probably also gives their mom a break. I wish them lots of fun and good studies ahead.
What are your random thoughts this week?
Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold
Pease porridge in a pot, nine days old.
Some like it hot, some like it cold.
Some like it in the pot, nine days old.
WiseGeek.com explains the little nursery rhyme this way:
Pease porridge, quite simply, was a form of the dish we today call split pea soup. In Britain and elsewhere, dried pease, or peas, were added along with various seasonings to water and hung to simmer in a kettle over a fire. Vegetables were added as available, and sometimes the pease porridge was flavored with bacon or salt pork. At the end of the day, the pease porridge cooled and thickened, remaining in the pot to congeal. Eaten cold and thick the next morning, water and additional vegetables might be added, to thin out and extend the porridge for that day’s meals, and so on for the next day and the next. It’s conceivable that the pease porridge in the pot would indeed be a few days old by the time it was finished off, or finally given up on and fed to the pigs.
Split Pea Soup
1 lb (2 1/4 cups) green split peas
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 large leek, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, halved
1 herb bouquet*
2 well-rinsed ham hocks
Salt and Pepper
Optional garnish - small toasted croutons (avoid for gluten-free version)**, chopped parsley or chives
*Herb Bouquet: Tie 3 cloves garlic, 4 allspice berries, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon thyme, 8 sprigs parsley in rinsed cheesecloth or place in bouquet garni muslin bag.
**To make toasted croutons, take 2 or 3 slices of day-old French or Italian loaf bread, cut into cubes. Let dry out a bit (can put in 200 degree oven for 10 minutes to help dry). Melt a tablespoon or two of butter on medium high heat in a large skillet. When hot, add the bread cubes, spread out in a single layer. Let toast on one side and then turn to other sides. Add more butter if necessary. Alternatively you can toss the cubed bread with olive oil and let toast in a 350°F oven until lightly browned.
Pick over the peas and remove any stones. Wash and drain peas. Place in a 4 quart pan with the vegetables, herb bouquet, ham hocks and 2 1/2 quarts of water. Bring to a simmer. Skim the scum off the top of the soup for several minutes, until the scum ceases to rise. Cover loosely and simmer about 1 1/2 hours, or until peas are tender, stirring occasionally in case they stick to the bottom of the pan. Remove the ham hocks and herb bouquet from the soup. Purée the soup with a blender. An immersion blender works great for this; if you are using a regular blender, take care to workin batches and only fill the blender halfway if the soup is still hot, and hold down the lid while blending. If you want an exceptionally smooth soup, pass the purée through a sieve. Return the purée to the pot and heat to serve. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into warm bowls and garnish with croutons and parsley or chives.
If you want, don't discard the ham hocks, but cut away the outer skin and remove the meat from the bones. Dice the meat and serve with the soup.
Makes 2 quarts. Serves 6
recipe source: Simply Recipes
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Monday, August 23, 2010
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