Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Christmas Cookies!

Christmas? Wow, it has been a while. Well, I guess it's okay-- I do still have my Christmas decorations up.

These are cookies I made for my friend Molly's cookie exchange party. They are from a German family recipe. Sometime when the 2 year old is not trying to punch buttons on the computer I will post the recipe. I have almost a year until next Christmas, right?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Blue Dragon Fish

(I named this after the brand of sauce I used- it's not really made with dragon fish!)

Tonight I made grilled fish with steamed veggies.
I had something like this a couple of weeks ago at Chili's and it seemed simple enough to make at home. A couple of days later we went to World Market to find a good sauce to top the fish. The recipe goes a little something like this:

4 talapia fillets
soy sauce
Blue Dragon Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Marinate fish in mixture of soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. Grill (I used a grill pan on the stove) about 4 minutes per side, on medium-high heat. Serve with extra dipping sauce.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Curry Chicken Strips

Tonight I made one of our favorites: Curry Chicken strips

They are simple to make and healthier than the usual fried chicken nuggets.

Here's how I make them:

1 lb chicken
2 Tbsp Mild Curry Powder (the yellow kind)
about 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
a little water to thin
bread crumbs (I usually have italian sytle on hand)

Cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts into strips and marinate in mixture of curry powder, mayo, and water for about a half hour (I rarely wait this long).

Coat with bread crumbs and place on cookie sheet on top of Reynolds Release Foil (love this stuff- nothing sticks!)

bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.

William loves these, even though they are a little spicy!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Lo Mein Stir Fry

Tonight Josh cooked us up a Lo Mein Stir Fry.

Here's how he did it:

1/2 lb sliced beef

chopped veggies such as broccoli, green pepper, brussels sprouts (chopped up), green onion, green beans, bean sprouts, mushroom, carrots, 1 clove garlic-crushed, 1 tsp fresh ginger root-peeled and grated

sauce ingredients:

2 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp chili garlic sauce (this is spicy, so use more or less, depending on your heat preference)
1 tsp sweet chili sauce
fresh grated ginger
oriental seasoning from ramen noodle (about 1/4 packet)
a little water to thin

Brown beef in some olive oil with garlic and ginger. Add vegetables and stir fry for 10 minutes or so. We add a little water and put the lid on the wok so the vegetables will steam a little bit. Meanwhile, in separate saucepan, combine and heat sauce ingredients. In another pan, boil 3 packages ramen noodles about 3 minutes. When meat and veggies are cooked add the sauce and noodles to the mixture and cook another minute or so, tossing well.

The kitched still smells good!

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Tonight Josh cooked spaghetti.

Boil spaghetti noodles

Heat sauce

Pour sauce over spaghetti


for pictures of the cute one eating this spaghetti!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

No Food for You

Tonight we ate at Jazz- A Louisiana Kitchen with good friends Jaimee & Alicia, and Mikayla & Heath. Josh had "bugs and beer" (boiled crawdaddies). I had fried shrimp and oysters. It was gooooood. Thank you to Grandma Joy for babysitting!! William had a good time with his Grandma and Grandpa.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Stuffed Green Peppers

Tonight we made stuffed peppers. We eat these a lot in the summer to use up the green peppers from our garden. I haven't made them the same way twice.
Recipe to come later-- it's time to watch some reality tv..... Big Brother!