Friday, March 29, 2013
Cinnamon-sugar. One of those nostalgic flavor combinations that I could probably eat every day and not tire of it. Donuts. I’m pretty sure I cannot eat them everyday without my pants getting too tight.
But seriously, sometimes you just wake up on a snowy Sunday and need a cinnamon sugar donut. Am I the only one who does that? And while you are at it, you probably need to go ahead and throw in some cinnamon chips. Let’s be real: those little morsels make lots of things better.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
If you ask me what my favorite snack is, I will most-likely tell you that it is popcorn. I’ve even been known to call it a suitable meal. Seriously, it is! It’s a whole grain, at least. (Just don’t tell anyone about the added butter & salt!)
This weekend I found myself with an abundance of fresh cilantro on hand. Most people either love it or hate it, yes? I fall into the “love” category. Like, absolutely, always-on-hand, put-it-in-everything, l.o.v.e. My first thought was to make some Chipotle-like cilantro-lime rice to blog about but found out that a lot of people have already done that. Instead, I started brainstorming other ways to use this fun flavor combination.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I’m pretty sure I will turn in to fried rice very soon. I am not kidding when I tell you that we have had fried rice at least once per week for the last 6 weeks or so. It all started on a snowy winter night when I hadn’t prepared well and ended up making a “clean out the fridge” meal. It turns out, fried rice is perfect for those kinds of meals.
I used just about every vegetable I had on hand, threw in some onions, garlic, ginger, some jasmine rice and gave it a good bath (our favorite and yours) Sriracha and out of the pan came the easiest and most flavorful stir-fry.
And since then, I haven’t been able to get over it finally I was able to snap a few photographs to share it.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Since moving we have felt so extremely welcomed. And mostly, that is, by food. Food from so many wonderful people from our new church and our neighborhood. Our first weekend here I was invited to a group book study, “Bible Camp” as they call it with a group of (amazing) women. They happen to meet at a house in my neighborhood and there is always food involved. ”So what could be bad?”, I though.
And well, nothing, nothing at all was bad. And I have gone back each week to this group of welcoming ladies. And what does this have to do with meat sauce, you ask? Well, a couple of weeks ago at our Monday night meet-up, we had a sit-down meal instead of our regular snacks and sweets. There was homemade lasagna, a salad, homemade French bread, fruit, rice pudding…the list goes on. And that lasagna – that’s where the meat sauce comes in to play here. This lasagna was the best lasagna I’ve ever tasted and I’m not even exaggerating. Vera, who made it, gladly shared her recipe and the following week I found myself craving that sauce.