I will admit I have never eaten a "real" bahn mi. I read a lot of online recipes and adapted to what I had. This is my bahn mi: Going by the layers: Bread, Chili Garlic Mayonnaise, pickled carrots, pickled radish, sliced cucumber, ham, leftover pork chop, cilantro, Chili Garlic Mayonnaise, Bread.
This is one of two sandwiches that do not need cheese. The other is peanut butter and jelly.
So I made this cake for Marty, since today is his birthday. It is a carrot cake, because it is my favorite cake to make. Ava liked to eat the leftover shredded carrots. I did not use Deb's frosting, though. I do one stick butter, one block cream cheese, one box powdered sugar and one tablespoon vanilla. Also, I do it in three layers.
Since I only had one commenter, she is the winner. Jenni Panone, I have contacted you to get your address. You will win three of the packets. I am going to keep two for myself because I kinda like the free mochas. :)
Yohboh said that this was KC-esque. A huge compliment.
What I did (for no one else but me) 1 can evaporated milk 2 T butter 1 pound Nice and Cheesy cut into cubes (This is the Kroger brand Velveeta) 2 T grainy mustard 1 pound cooked pasta 8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
Melt the first three ingredients in a large pot. Add the mustard. Add the pasta and toss it. Add the blue cheese. Pour into a casserole dish and add the cheddar. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Yohboh is our resident fryer. This is because we got a fryer for a wedding present and he is the only one who has ever touched it. I mean, I put it up sometimes but all the frying in the fryer is a yohboh thing.
Yohboh makes the best hand cut fries.
Here are some photos and comments by yohboh.
First you cut the fries up. (Count on one potato per person-minjenah)
Rinse the potatoes to get the starch off.
Drain the water
And rinse again
Yohboh puts them in the microwave to make sure they are completely dry. Not long, may be two minutes.
Into the fryer they go! (Fryer is 375-minjenah)
Ten minutes later...
Out they come!
Season as soon as they come out of the fryer (while they are still hot!)
I was recently contacted by McDonald's to do a taste test and a giveaway on their coffee. As you know, I am not a big fast food eater (although I LOVE it) so it took me a while to pull through a drive through at McD's. I finally got around to tasting a mocha on ice:
It was pretty good. Milky and not too sweet. In the future, I would have asked for no whipped cream.
So I have five packets of coupons to giveaway. Each packet has five coupons for a free small or medium hot or cold McDonald's coffee. They expire on 5/31/2010. They are only good in the Atlanta area so if you want them you gotta be in the Metropolitan Atlanta area (unless you want some coupons that would be absolutely useless).
So here is how it will go down (my AP English teacher would be so proud of the parallel structure):
1) leave a comment on how a)you like your coffee with b)your email address in the comment
2) I will choose a)five commenters at random to win the coupons b)on May 13, 2009 at midnight.
3) If you win, I will a)contact you via your email address for your snail mail address b)and send you the coupons ASAP.
And FYI: I like my coffee temple achingly sweet with lots of milk.
Did you know in the Deep South there is six days of spring and then BOOM summer? Well it is feeling summer like lately and so I made this:
It is chopped tomatoes that I salt and then they get all juicy. I will also add garlic, basil, olive oil and pepper. I toss with fresh pasta and add Parmesan cheese. It is best with summer tomatoes from your own garden.
I am a tiny Asian woman trying to navigate the Deep South. I have a profound love of all things deep fried.
I married a man seven years my junior (WHO IS THE ROCK STAR! JAYUUH!)
I have a well developed sense of humor and a poorly developed sense of spacial relations.
I share too much, which is why I need to blog to edit before I over share with people how often I poop and how I saw my first gray hair at 24 AND IT WAS NOT ON MY HEAD.
I had a child on February 2007 I had another child in October of 2011. My life has not been the same. It has gotten a lot better.
If you wish to contact me email me at minjenah at gmail dot com. I will respond, eventually.