Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sumi Salad

Sumi Salad

1 head of shredded cabbage
8 sliced green onions
2 packages Chicken Top Ramen noodles (smash before opening)
1/4 C sesame seeds
1/4 C sliced almonds

Toast seeds and almonds in frying pan, stirring constantly

DRESSING
1/4 C sugar
3/4 C oil
6 T rice vinegar
1 t salt
1 t pepper
2 t sesame oil
2 seasoning packets Top Ramen


Mix salad, add chicken (optional), cover with dressing.
Cover and chill for several hours, stirring frequently.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Beginning

Tomorrow is my first unemployed Monday. It is also my daughter's eighth birthday. Seems appropriate. My kids are tracked out (year-round school) so they get to actually sleep late for once. This makes me very happy. I plan to get with Chris so he doesn't have to endure me sleeping in while he goes off to work. I know... I feel guilt big-time. Besides, I have a ton to do. I'd like to get one room cleaned out tomorrow before noon. Grandma is taking the kids for the afternoon while I run errands. And so far, the errands are numerous. I have to drive across twin to turn in my work badge, then come back this way to get groceries, retrieve a ring Athena left at a restaurant tonight, run to the bank, and register Josie for her tags.

If all of this seems to focus more on the SAHM side of things and less on the entrepreneur side, you would be correct. I won't get into full swing on the business side of things for a couple of weeks. I need a break and the house needs work. Even then, I am not positive I can do all I want in two weeks. I also have a freelance assignment to do, just to keep a little money coming in. That will take a little time, as will the kids being home for these two weeks. 

Still, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

New Beginning

Tomorrow is my first unemployed Monday. It is also my daughter's eighth birthday. Seems appropriate. My kids are tracked out (year-round school) so they get to actually sleep late for once. This makes me very happy. I plan to get with Chris so he doesn't have to endure me sleeping in while he goes off to work. I know... I feel guilt big-time. Besides, I have a ton to do. I'd like to get one room cleaned out tomorrow before noon. Grandma is taking the kids for the afternoon while I run errands. And so far, the errands are numerous. I have to drive across twin to turn in my work badge, then come back this way to get groceries, retrieve a ring Athena left at a restaurant tonight, run to the bank, and register Josie for her tags.

If all of this seems to focus more on the SAHM side of things and less on the entrepreneur side, you would be correct. I won't get into full swing on the business side of things for a couple of weeks. I need a break and the house needs work. Even then, I am not positive I can do all I want in two weeks. I also have a freelance assignment to do, just to keep a little money coming in. That will take a little time, as will the kids being home for these two weeks. 

Still, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Honeyed Ginger Chicken

2 lbs chicken breasts
½ c flour
½ t salt
1/8 t pepper
2 eggs, beaten
Oil for frying
1/3 c soy sauce
1/3 c honey
1 T sherry
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T sesame seeds
1 t ginger

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Cut the chicken into 2” strips. Combine the flour, salt and pepper. Dip the chicken into the eggs and then coat with flour. Fry the chicken in a frying pan in ½ “ oil until golden brown. 6-8 minutes. While the chicken is frying heat the soy, honey, sherry, garlic & ginger in a small saucepan. Drain the chicken briefly. Dip it in the honey mixture and place on a rack in a baking pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cook for a total of 20 minutes. Re-dip in the glaze after 10 minutes.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Strawberry Salad

I'm making this salad for a party tonight- it's my go-to party salad. Someone asks for the recipe every time I make it. The dressing is what makes it spectacular. The salad itself is super-easy: Romaine, shredded Monterey Jack or Mozzarella, sliced strawberries.

The dressing:
3-5 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Handful of strawberries

Throw it all in a blender and ZAP it. I bring it in a bottle and dress the salad right before serving. You'll want to drink it out of the bottle though. Delicious. Simple. Easy. You will be impressed with yourself.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Puerto Rican Mojo Pork

1 boneless pork shoulder roast
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons crushed dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
Blend the mojo together and let sit with the pork overnight or up to 24 hours. Roast the Pork with the Mojo, adding water during roasting as needed. Score any fat on the outside of the roast in an X pattern, but do not remove.
Roast at 350 degrees for 6 or 7 hours. Cover with foil for the first 3 hours and uncovered for the last 3. Cook until the roast is falling apart tender.
Serve with black beans, rice and mojo sauce.

Mojo Sauce:
8 cloves garlic
1 Serrano chile
3 T. cilantro
Salt
½ c. orange juice
¼ c. lime juice
¼ c. olive oil
Combine together in the blender and serve alongside the pork.

Quick & Easy Yeast Rolls

1/2 c. butter
2 T. sugar
1 t. salt
2 pkg. yeast
2 c. flour
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl & cut with pastry cutter.
2 eggs - beat in 2 c. measuring cup, fill cup to 2 cup mark
with hot water. Pour over dry mixture.
Slowly add:
3 c. flour
Cover. Let Rise 20 min. in warm oven. Pour onto floured surface.
Knead. Flatten with hands into large pizza shape. Cut with pizza cutter into16 slices. Roll up from wide end to point. Place in greased pans leaving space for rolls to double in size. (can shape like crescent or lay on side where swirl shows.) Cover. Let rise in oven at least 20 min. Remove from oven. Preheat oven to 375. Bake 20-30 min. depending on how dark you prefer. Immediately brush with 1 stick (1/2 c.) melted butter.
Yields 16 Rolls in 2-9”x13”