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Friday, January 11, 2013

Milk Pie

Galaktoboureko (Milk Pie)


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 Phyllo pastry sheets
  • rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup fine semolina
  • 11/2 litter milk
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 11/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups caster sugar

2 cups caster sugar
2 cups water
2 large lemon peels
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Over a slow medium heat mix all the ingredients and the rind of one lemon, except the butter, stirring occasionally until the mixture becomes a thick cream. Remove from heat and set aside.
2. In a small pan melt the butter. Butter a baking pan and place 1 of the phyllo sheets. Butter the sheet and repeat with 5 more.
3. Pour the mixture on the sheets and cover with the rest of the phyllo pastry sheets, making sure each one is lightly buttered. Bake in a oven at 200C (400F) for about 30-45 minutes.
4. While the galactoboureko is cooling, make the syrup. Mix all the ingredients in a pot until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the syrup over the cooled dessert.

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Hot Toddy Recipe

My daughter and her husband seem to be a bit under the weather. One thing that grandma used to always do was to make a hot toddy. These soothing drinks would warm the inside and help us feel much better. The weather today was beautiful but knowing the middle of january there will be more cold days to come so this recipe will be staying close at hand

This warming alcoholic concoction has its roots in the 18th and 19th century, which even without taking global warming into consideration were cold centuries. It allows you to mix whisky with hot water and flavours to take the edge off the spirit. It’s a great drink and a top variation on the theme of other hot booze like mulled wine or mulled cider.

Whisky one with a sweet flavor often works best
Honey: .
Boiling water

Simply put a shot of whisky in a mug and top up with boiling water.
Add a generous spoonful of honey and stir in
Add a couple of cloves and some cinnamon to taste.
Enjoy while wrapped up, shared with a loved one!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What is one thing or area in your home or life you hope to report is completely organized when 2013 draws to a close? Do you have a plan to make it happen?

wow this could be anything for real as my life right now is full of disorganization. Currently though workingon new monthly budget program and really starting to use coupons would be great if at the end of the year could say this was going great

2. What's the worst uniform you've ever had to wear for a job?

wow, the only job had to wear uniform for was a nurse and must say that I love how the scrubs have changed in the past 20 years

3. What was your last kitchen 'mishap'? This question comes to you courtesy of Betty who blogs over at A Glimpse into Midlife...everyone go say hi to Betty!

   been a few years but the last mishap made in the kitchen was the other night when son accidently used nutmeg instead of pepper big mistake as it was being sprinkled on mashed potatoes

4. How do you protect yourself against other people's negativity?

 simply refuse to listen to it  

5. Who in your family do you most resemble (physically)? If you have children, who do people say they favor? Do you agree?

me and my siblings all resemble each other very closely. My children repeated this in fact everyone recognizing them as being siblings at first meet

6. January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day...will you be celebrating?

no bubble baths are nmeot so great for

7. Some of the 'world's best winter festivals' are...Mardi Gras (New Orleans), Quebec Winter Festival (Canada), Sundance Film Festival (Park City Utah), Rio Carnivale (Brazil), Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan), Venice Carnival (Italy), and the Harbin Ice Festival (Northern China). Of those listed (and if cost were not a factor) which would you most like to attend and why?

would love the Rio Carnivale and Mardi Gras because of colors and food and fun

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Josie Two Shoes : Earworms

Josie Two Shoes
The writing prompt for January 8, 2013
(as suggested by Alex at Short Story Shuffle)
is "earworm"
(definition: a song or melody that keeps repeating in one's mind )
I have many songs that travel through my mind. I love to hum while I work and some of the favorite songs that often get set into my mind and hard to get out are songs that speak of Jesus and his love for us.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Frozen Dough Makes For Great Sandwiches

I often have days that I simply do not want to or do not have time to cook. This recipe is easy enough that even the teens can fix it. Love the ease and taste of a great sandwich that can be thrown together. Yummy!!!!
What is one of your go to recipes?

1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup (or other cream soup)
1 loaf of thawed yeast bread dough

Recommendations: Sauteed onions and bell peppers, seasonings such as Italian seasoning, garlic powder to taste, etc. Can use chicken in place of ground beef and even add a can of diced green chilies to make a baked chicken sandwich with a Mexican flair! Have fun with this sandwich!
On a greased surface, roll out bread dough into a rectangle. Stir together cooked meat, soup, and any other ingredients you choose. Spoon down the center of your rectangle of dough. Fold over sides and ends and pinch closed.
Place on greased baking sheet and cover with cling wrap sprayed with cooking spray to prevent it from sticking to bread. Place in warm place and allow to rise until doubled in size, about one and a half to two hours.
Remove cling wrap and brush with well-beaten egg. Taking a sharp knife, cut several angled slits along the top. Bake at 350 for thirty minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes, slice, and serve.

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