Friday, February 29, 2008
2 cans Pillsbury crescent Rolls
2-8 oz packages of Cream Cheese - room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar - divided
1 stick butter - melted
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla together. In 9x13 inch pan, spread 1 can of crescent rolls. Do not break the rolls apart and don't worry if it isn't pretty, it will be after it bakes. Spread cream cheese mixture over 1st layer of rolls. Lay second can of crescent rolls over cream cheese. Pour melted butter over top layer. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle mixture evenly over the butter.
Bake for 30 minutes. Can be served warm or room temperature.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
All I know is, Dónde está el baño?
Ok, I found out it was not Spanish. It is Portuguese.
1 (16 oz.) container Sour Cream
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 (4 oz.) can Green Chili Peppers
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Lemon juice
3 oz. Cream Cheese
Just mix it all together and have a huge bag of chips ready!!!
The Nagging WifeAn attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution for a client who was due to be hanged for murder at midnight.His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, "What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been?""Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it". And on and on and on.Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he went and poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he drug himself up the stairs.While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight.Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news.As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet."They're not hanging Wright tonight," she said. To which he whirled around and screamed,"FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP?!"
History: They first made this is Rome. It was known as "the poor persons meal" because it was a dish meade with a small amount of meat. This is why I like to add chicken. A true carbonara is this recipe minus the chicken.
1/4 lb bacon
1 garlic clove
1lb pasta bowties
4 tbsp heavy cream
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 oz parmesan cheese
1 lb chicken breasts
2 cups italain breadvrumbs
--- cut bacon into small piece about 1" by 1"
--- peel garlic clove chop up till fine
--- seperate egg yolks place in bowl
--- cut chicken into small strips
--- bread chicken, cook fully in oil
--- gently fry bacon for 3 minutes
--- add chopped garlic to bacon continue frying
--- add cream to egg yolks, beat with fork
--- add cream/eggs to bacon continue frying 2 minutes stirring frequebtly
--- cook pasta,drain
--- put pasta back in pan, add bacon mixture and chicken
--- add parmesan cheese, stir till all blended
--- salt/pepper to taste
Grab a bottle of ragu, prego, or whatever sauce you like best.
1# thinly sliced beef ( anykind will do even skirt or flank)
1 beaten egg
1# thinly sliced prosciutto
1 tbl seasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp toasted pinenuts
1/2 tsp fresh parsley
1 tsp grated parmesan
4 tblsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp basil
Combine egg, breadcrumbs,pine nuts and parmesan, basil, parsley, and garlic powder, reserve. (reserve meaning set aside for later). pound out a slice of beef to about 1/8" thickness, doesnt have to be exact. season the meat with salt and pepper.
place the prosciutto on the beef and spread about a tsp of the reserve on the prosciutto. rollup the meat carefully and secure with toothpick. Lightly flour the beef roll and brown it in olive oild. DO NOT COOK ALL THE WAY! this is KEY! just brown the outter edges. In a large sauce pot, heat the sauce to a light boil. Place the beef rolls in the sauce and turn heat to LOW. Let this meat cook in the sauce for 2-3 hours. If your in a rush, you can place the meat in a casserole dish, cover with sauce then bake for 45 min on 350. HOWEVER I SERIOUSLY urge you to let it cook in the sauce for hours, it becomes VERY tender and the meat just falls apart in your mouth.
The sauce gets seasoned nicely also by the meat juices and contents cooking in the sauce.
I suggest cooking some angel hair pasta and placing the meat rolls over the past on a dish for a good presentation.
Let me know what you think?
1 lb. tomatillos
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green onion
2 tsp. minced jalapeno
1 c. chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute onion in large skillet until soft. Cook tomatillos in boiling, salted water for 2 to 3 minutes, then puree in blender. Add green onions to skillet just before regular onions are ready. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve at room temperature.
Why females should avoid a girls night out after they are married...
(If this does not make you laugh out loud, you have lost your sense of humor.)
The other night I was invited out for a night with the 'girls.' I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, 'I promise!' Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily.
Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed three times.
Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another nine times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him. (Even when totally smashed... three cuckoos plus nine cuckoos totals 12 cuckoos--MIDNIGHT!)
The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, I told him 'MIDNIGHT.' He didn't seem pissed off in the least. Whew, I got away with that one!
Then he said 'We need a new cuckoo clock.'
When I asked him why, he said, 'Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said, 'oh, shit.' Cuckooed four more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted.
Tortellini with sun dried tomato and basil cream
1# tortellini ( any kind cheese/meat)
3 Tbl extra viegin olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
2 pints heavy cream
1 Tbl chopped garlic
1 cup sun dried tomatoes (reconstituted)
2 Tbl pesto
use a LARGE deep frying pan a stir fry pan would do fine.
--In pan heat olive oil add garlic and saute until golden.
--Deglaze (add) white wine, add tomatoes reduce by half.
--Add the cream, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium.
--Continue at a slow boil until cream is reduced by half, stir often.
--Cook tortellini as stated on package.
--Add tortellini and stir coating all the pasta.
--Add the pesto, stir to distribute evenly.
--Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I love this video!! I know it's kinda old, but it's a good one!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
We are finally in our new home after 7 months of living in a little tiny apartment. We love our new house!!