Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pork Roast

Roast Pork
It's whats for dinner.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Last of the Basil

There is a freeze warning this evening so we took the last of our basil to make pesto.

The Last of the Basil

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spinach Dip

So yohboh had some football to watch. You cannot watch football without something to nibble on. So I made this:

spinach dip

Spinach Dip
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
10 ounces frozen spinach, defrosted and all excess moisture squeezed out
10 ounces chopped canned artichokes drained
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350
Combine the first five ingredients. Pour into an oven safe dish. Top with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Deep Fried Turkey

We deep fried a turkey today
Deep Fried Turkey

Jealous?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gingersnaps

When it is windy and cold outside, I like to bake. Today, it was gingersnaps. The house smelled heavenly.
Gingersnaps

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Suffering succotash

DInner

I made succotash.

I have never made succotash before. For such a great word to say, it's a boring recipe. Corn and lima beans. Sounds better as SUCCOTASH!

Wouldn't that be a great porn star name? Suck O Tash.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tasty Beef

I got this:
Beef
for dinner:
dinner
which yohboh liked:
carnivore

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes

Dinner at Beef and Chocolate had no beef or chocolate tonight.

Fried Green Tomatoes
Just Fried Green Tomatoes

Bento Joy

Did you know Ebay has COUPONS? So I got a 25 dollar off coupon for 25 dollars so I got myself this:




It is the cutest thing evah!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pea Soup

Split pea Soup is one of those things that looks nasty but is very good.

Pea Soup

Pea Soup
The toddler really liked it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dinner

My dinner
Country Style Ribs, sweet potato, squash and broccoli.

Eating dinner
The Toddler ate it.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Noodle Bowl

Noodle Bowl
This noodle bowl is ramen, scallions, cilantro, asparagus, and thinly sliced beef.

Noodle Bowl
The toddler ate it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fried Rice

Fried Rice is a leftover recipe. It is a great use for those half chopped onions and bits of meat. This was our dinner.

First I chopped up some leftover crudite and added half an onion.
Fried Rice

Then I took some SPAM (I like Spam, don't be hating) and chopped it into cubes..
Fried Rice

Then I defrosted some shrimp.
Fried Rice

Then I chopped up some kimchi.
Fried Rice

Pulled out some leftover rice from Monday.
Fried Rice

And added some leftover Grandma's Grain:
Fried Rice

Then I took a large skillet and browned up some cubes of Spam (I like Spam!)
Fried Rice

Added some garlic and ginger
Fried Rice

Added the chopped up veggies and kimchi
Fried Rice

Added the two kinds of rice
Fried Rice

Added two eggs to get it to meld together
Fried Rice

I added the shrimp last because who likes overcooked shrimp?
Fried Rice

And the toddler liked it
Eating dinner

Monday, October 6, 2008

Book Club

Did y'all know I was in a book club? I am! It was my turn to host and I took a few pics:
Wine in a row
Budget wine is your friend.

Different Angle of Dip
Crudite

Cake
CAKE!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

H's Pizza

My godson made this:
H's Pizza

Saturday, October 4, 2008

More Engrish

This bento says:
Bento
My name is Mink. I like to read the fantasy books. I am very excited when I read.

Gimme My Bento
The toddler really wanted her bento.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Engrish

Bento boxes have English statements on them. Sometimes they make sense.

Bobbin
My name is Bobbin. I like to play outside. Hmmm, what should I play today?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cottage Pie

This is one of DBW's favorite things I make.
Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie

2 pounds of ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 16 ounce bag frozen vegetables mix, defrosted and drained(your choice)
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons Wondra flour
3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded cheese (your choice)

Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain the grease. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic and let cook down until brown, about ten minutes. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Add the veggies and heat through. Add the chicken broth and Wondra flour (Wondra flour is great for sauce making. It is very fine and dissolves very quickly.) It should not be soupy but there should be a little bit of liquid.

Put all the contents of the skillet into a large casserole. Add a layer of mashed potatoes. (I do not recommend making mashed potatoes for this dish but it is an excellent use for leftover mash.)Add the cheese (I used Irish cheddar). Bake at 350 for about an hour.

Makes a lot.

Hard Cider

Have you ever noticed that hard cider has vaguely pornographic names?

For example:
Strongbow
Woodchuck Draft Cider
Hornsby Hard Cider
And my personal favorite:
Hard Core Cider


Or maybe I am a gutter minded person?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BENTOS FOR SALE HERE

So I was googling to see if there were any stores in my area that had the bento boxes I like so much. The local Asian markets only have Mr. Bento bentos. I do not want that. I want cute adorable bento boxes that make me coo they are so cute. AND I FOUND SOME!

Heliotrope
248 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

404.371.0100

Cheesesteak sandwiches

Yohboh wanted me to blog about this. He felt the internet needed to see it.

Raw beef
This is about half of the leftover beef I got yohboh on Monday.

Smugly peeling the plastic off the cheese food product
This is yohboh smugly peeling the plastic off the cheese food product.

My dinner
This was my dinner. I could not finish the sandwich. But it was tasty.