Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
-1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
-3 cups sugar
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-Heat oven to 350°F.(325°F. for glass baking dish). Remove wrappers from peppermint patties. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs; beat until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Reserve 2 cups batter. Spread remaining batter in prepared pan. Arrange peppermint patties about 1/2 inch apart in single layer over batter. Spread reserved 2 cups batter over patties. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into squares. About 36 brownies.
Crispy Breaded Shrimp with Garlicky Beans
-1/2 cup bread crumbs
-2 TBL chopped fresh rosemary
-Salt and Pepper
-5 TBL olive oil
-1lb medium chrimp, peeled and devined
-1--19oz can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
-2 bunches of arugula, I used spinach instead
-I aslo added the juice from 1/2 a lemon
Heat oven to 400. Mix the bread crumbs rosemary, salt, pepper and 3 TBL of oil in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Transfer shrimp and any excess crumbs to baking sheet. Bake until the shrimps are cooked through and the bread crumbs are crispy, 10-12 minutes. Heat the remaining oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the beans, 1/4 cup water, salt, and pepper. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add the arugula (or spinach) and toss to combine. Sqeeze lemon juice onto bean/spinach mixture. Divide beans among individual plates and serve with shrimp. Sprinkle any extra bread crumbs from the pan over the top.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Ode to Tim's Face
Once long and slender
Now marred with red streaks
His pale blue eyes glittering with fear
The tiny floor duster canine springing into action
Then the calm realization that my husband's face is a chew toy.
Today I received an email from Katie with the following message.
Here is what I did for you today in my meeting:
Ode to Sarah
Sarah of the curly hair
Friendly eyes and skin so fair
Your stories are so sweet and funny
They make me laugh just like the Easter Bunny
She is so kind to all her friends
True of heart until the end
But the best part is that she
Likes to swear as much as me
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Preheat oven to 350. Salt and pepper the meat. Add all ingredients to a roasting pan. Cook roast until you can easily pull the meat apart with a fork.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Garnish with peanuts, scallions and lime wedges.
Add pork (seasoned with salt), teriayki sauce, garlic, rice wine vinegar, red pepper flakes and peppers to the crockpot. Cook on low for 8-9 hours. Remove pork and chop. Add peanut butter to sauce in crockpot and stir to combine. Add pork back to sauce. Serve over jasmine rice and garnish.