Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I shutter to think what would have happened if we had not chosen to slow down to turn left and proceeded straight on the road going 55 mph.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I am so proud of and happy for my dear friend.
I laid my armload of books down on a nearby bench so that I could whip out my camera to snap a couple of pics of the magazine. I got a few strange looks from one of the other patrons, so The Colonel suggested I cut my photo shoot short.
"Just one more, I promise," I said.
I wanted to shout out to everyone in the store, while waving the magazine over my head, "Hey, everyone, this is my friend's design and isn't it cool that she lives in another state, but people in Florida can see her work, heck it is a national magazine, so all of America can see her work!"
Again, I am so proud of and happy for my friend.
So proud and happy in fact, that I moved the copies of the magazine to front and center of the knitting section of the magazine stand.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I poured the 4 ounces of mini chocolate chips into the machine during the last five minutes of the 25 minute mixing cycle.
The mixture had to ripen for two hours in the freezer.
We had the ice cream after dinner.
The ice cream had a great flavor. The consistency was not as creamy as I was expecting. I am not sure if that had a lot to do with using the Sweet 'N' Low instead of sugar.
The instruction booklet that came with the machine did say the consistencies will be different than store bought products because this is made with fresh, pure ingredients and does not contain the gums and preservatives that commercially produced ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and sorbet do.
I think I will try my hand at frozen yogurt next.
Friday, September 10, 2010
I then folded the foil to create a sealed pack.
I placed the four packs onto a baking sheet and put them in a pre-heated 350 degree oven and baked them for 45 minutes.
When opening the Hobo Packs be careful of the escaping steam.
I served my Hobo Packs on dinner plates, but for less cleanup, eat them right out of the foil pack.
The beauty of Hobo Packs for dinner is the ease of preparation, the quick and minimal cleanup and everyone can personalize their own pack.
The Colonel enjoyed this culinary blast from his past so much he wanted them the next day.
This retro repast has made it onto my menu list for future food fare.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
They were ready to be made into guacamole this afternoon.
I have never made guacamole before and lucky for me, I had recently seen an easy recipe for it in Southern Living magazine.
I took two avocados (the other two went home with DSIL and she took them to some people at work), cut them in half, scooped out the flesh and then mashed it in a bowl.
I then put 1/3 of a cup of chilled, drained salsa (your choice, I had some Don Pablo's mild salsa on hand) and 2 Tablespoons of lime juice into the mashed avocados and mixed well. Finally, I seasoned it with salt and pepper to taste.
Thank goodness I had some tortilla chips in the pantry. I broke them out and gave my Guacamole Fresca an official taste test.
My Guacamole Fresca has a light taste. There is a subtle lime flavor in the background and the small amount of salsa is just right to complement the fresh avocados.
Often times I find the guacamole in restaurants too strong and overpowered by garlic and lime juice.
This simple recipe is simply delicious.
Muchas gracias for the avocados DSIL.