Rock Climbing Princess Grace.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
In an effort not to buy groceries before our trip, I am cooking some odd stuff. However, one pantry/ freezer staple is the stuff to make chili.
As per usual, I'm feeling a bit ornery and want to start a debate ;)
Hubby likes chili without beans (on the left). The rest of us like chili with beans (on the right).
A friend taught us that corn tastes good in chili.
Where do you stand on chili?
..oh, and please forgive the messy stove top. I'm quite possibly the world's messiest cook.
I borrowed my daughter's snorkel and mask, and booked an extra water therapy session so that, in anticipation of our cruise adventures, I could at least see that the strokes also stole my swimming from me....but they didn't!
I don't have to sit by and watch my family have fun. I could snorkel and even do the breast stroke with BOTH arms. No, it wasn't pretty....but I did it. Hubby said I should have seen my therapist's face when I did it.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
I play like a kid in the kitchen...sometimes the words "I'm playing with my food" bring trembles to my hubby ;)
All kidding aside, I think the key to even feeling free to play with your food is having back up readily available.
This is my back up:
What is your back up in the kitchen?
Saturday, January 24, 2015
1st topic: my son has lost a tooth before....but my baby has that toothless grin and lisp unique to six year olds everywhere. I must say, I'm sad thinking about the fact that this is the last time I will hear it.
2nd topic: soup is my default go to dish. I throw together a pot of some random soup when my crew needs food but I am not in the mood to cook. This time I made a broth base that was based on flavors I had at a Thai place I went to with a friend. In true Queen fashion, I then threw in whatever veggies I had. I was in pinch and dash mode, so don't know measurements....but I can't figure out why I never ventured into the Thai food world. This was a coconut lemongrass base, and boy was it ever yummy!
Fresh veggies (fresh anything) can be very hard to find, so I used lots of dried, frozen, and paste based stuff. Here is a list for Ya if you are feeling froggy:
The base- can of coconut milk, box (4 cups) and a half no MSG low sodium chicken broth, tube of lemongrass paste, 1 chopped and sautéed onion, and chopped up celery (about 4 stalks) sauted with 2 cloves minced garlic in about 2 Tbs coconut oil. I also added a dash of red pepper flakes and kosher salt.
Veggies I added- frozen corn, zuchinni, Napa cabbage
Meat- a bag of frozen shrimp.