Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday Recipe

OK I'm being real lazy, I have an excuse. This looked delicious to me. It talks about all kinds of fancy ways to make the coffee but you just need to make a very strong coffee whichever way you normally make coffee. Think I might nip out and get some minty ice cream.

By: Charlene Rooke
Mint-filled wafers, pralines and candies are holiday staples in which spearmint and chocolate often combine to form one of
the dessert world’s greatest flavour hits. This affogato variation uses festive green mint-chip ice cream or gelato as its base, topped with a coffee-and-chocolate elixir. If you’re serving it at the end of a late evening, consider using decaffeinated coffee or espresso.

Use an espresso machine to make a 1-oz (30‑mL) shot for each serving of affogato. Alternatively, set your pod-machine coffee maker on the strongest, shortest brew setting, or make a strong French-press coffee using 4 tbsp (60 mL) of fine-ground espresso beans to every cup (250 mL) of hot water, steeping for 1 minute before plunging. Add ½ oz (15 mL) chocolate liqueur to each oz (30 mL) of espresso or coffee. At the table, pour approximately 1½ oz (45 mL) of hot liquid around scoops of mint-chip ice cream or gelato in individual serving dishes.

Have a great weekend

Friday, January 19, 2018

Noodles, No Bowling, Marijuana, Walking.

Now and again I have a Noodle Bowl for lunch and this week I tried a new type for which I had to provide my own bowl. Nong Shim Kimchi. They were delicious and I will certainly be buying them again. Not sure how healthy they are, but for an occasional treat..... I'm not sure this is quite the right package but having thrown mine away I have nothing to compare with. However, I have had Nong Shim noodles before so I knew they would be good. I often wonder if there is some Asian in me somewhere because I am so fond of these noodles. I would like to do one of those ancestry tests. Too expensive at the moment, but I do know one thing I was told by the hospital years ago, I have a double length colon which is unusual for Westerners and quite usual for Indians and other Asians from that part of the world. Makes me wonder.

I was deprived of bowling today, boo hoo. I seem to have a bit of a bad knee plus I had very little sleep last night as, for some reason, I kept getting leg cramps and having to get up and drink some tonic, the quinine usually helps although it wasn't doing a lot for me last night. I got so sick of tonic water I almost wanted to throw up. So for something easy we are having what I call Leftover Chicken and Ham although it originally started with Turkey and was a recipe by Paul Hollywood of Great British Bakeshow fame. As I have said, I buy a rotisserie chicken and make this dish, without the pastry that Paul did. It really is delicious and freezes really well. I think I will have to be making more soon.

I heard from the Cannabis lab who said I could fax them the doctor's referral so I did. My friend said it took 2 weeks to even hear from her lab so I guess I am lucky. You then, apparently, have to complete a very extensive questionnaire which they use to take into consideration as to whether you should be allowed the Marijuana.

Matt just did 6 laps along the corridor outside our apartment so things are looking up. He still will not do the exercises without prompting. I call it prompting, he probably thinks of it as nagging LOL.

Although I am not working any more, I am always looking for different breakfasts and for those of you who do eat breakfast I am sure these will appeal. I like the idea of doing them beforehand as I often find myself thinking about what to cook myself in the mornings.

Microwave Breakfast Sandwiches

You’re running out the door, slightly late for work, with a thermos dripping with coffee and a half-unwrapped granola bar in your mouth. If this sounds like just another day in the life, you need these make-ahead egg sandwiches in your life. Take less than an hour one night or weekend to make a batch (or 5) and be prepared with a real breakfast for days.

Crack a whole carton of eggs into a bowl and beat them with salt, pepper, and a splash of milk if you
like. If you have some on hand, toss in chopped parsley or chives. Pour the eggs into a well-greased baking dish or muffin tin and bake them until just firm. Meanwhile, cook a mess of bacon, sausage or ham and set the meat aside. When the eggs are cooked, lay them onto a toast a bunch of English muffin with slice of cheese and a couple pieces of the cooked meat. Stack the sandwiches a container, then tuck them into the freezer. When you’re ready to eat, pull out a sandwich, wrap it in a damp paper towel, then tightly in parchment paper, and pop it in the microwave. In just about 2 minutes you’ll be out the door, sandwich in hand.

6 large eggs
½ cup whole milk
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 lb cooked bacon or breakfast sausage, or 8 ounces leftover roasted veggies
4 oz shredded sharp Cheddar, Swiss, or mozzarella (about 1 cup)
Cooking spray
6 English muffins, split and toasted

Yield: 6 sandwiches

Author: Rebecca Firkser
Source: Extra Crispy

Have a great day