Sunday, April 24, 2011

Last Night's Menu

So I decided to cook....and create. So last night I made the amazing Risotto I blogged about along with the gourmet burgers, this week.

Other menu items:
Hunan beef
Manderin chicken
Pruchutto wrapped asperagus
mini pitas with chicken/apple/curry
Tortellini with sausage
snap cheese from Sweden!

I will post the hunan beef and manderin chicken recipes...coming up!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gourmet Beef Sliders

Made these chipoltle and onion sliders tonight....with some bacon and topped them with pear and brie!
Cook them in a cast-iron skillet for best best results!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sausage and Rosemary Risotto

This is now my favorite recipe! I made it last night and served it as an appetizer!

1/2 onion chopped and browned in a skillet with butter....add garlic, sage, thyme and rosemary (fresh) and sauté for 5min.
Brown your sausage (6) and set to cool
Add Arborio to the skillet (2.5 cups I guess)
Sauté til translucent....add 1/2 cup red wine
Prepare 5C of chicken bouillon....slowly add 1/2C at a time until liquid absorbed.....
Add sausage (thinly sliced) salt and pepper to taste
Serve Hot!

The life of the Umbrella

Well, this is an odd entry but seems fitting for today as it is bloody raining and windy out and is just a really miserable day. So I am walking in the rain in my black trenchcoat with no umbrella...dodging the large drops that seem to come from the roof of the buildings on the sidewalk. And I see in the distance, laying on the sidewalk, a crippled blue umbrella. It appears the wind snapped the frame and the person must have been frustrated and just threw it on the ground. I also, for a brief moment, thought perhaps somone gave it to a homeless person (which is what I had done once a few years back) but thought, well, if they did that there would be someone huddled up under it, in which case there was noone around.
I quickly thought, I could use this umbrella to protect me from the rain as I walked to my office. Then I thought that I might look a wee bit silly walking with a broken umbrella.
And in the end, I walked past this umbrella and wondered if someone else might pick it up...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Drink

So I was playing around....I hate wasting the morning coffee that doesn't get I decided to create a beverage... 4oz of coffee (cold) 2oz whiskey 2oz of Kahlua Shake in a shaker and strain into a martini glass! Bingo, soooo good!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Election 2011

Watching the debate.....Harper really needs to wake up and respond to these questions and allegations or else...... they are hammering him!

Friday, April 8, 2011

My the Whippet

So Mya fell ill 4 weeks ago.....the day I was flying to Cuba for a week in the sun. Thanks to good friends, they were able to be there for her. She spent 4 days in the hospital (Vet...she's a dog BTW). She's back home with me now......doing better but still not 100%. Since yesterday her medication needs to be increased to see if she responds better...should know more by Monday. Anyway, she's doing well, seems well, just a bit restless at night (prob. discomfort inside somewhere:-(