Saturday, October 29, 2011

Which Summer Roll do you think is more appetizing?

Which summer roll do you think is more appetizing? I enjoy both of these rolls.

So which one do you like?
This one...
or this one?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Shrimp Summer Roll with Spicy Sauce for Lunch from Whole Foods

I fell in love with summer rolls this summer. Here is one I purchased from Whole Foods.
So that you can see the Shrimp Roll in its packaging.
And here is what I ate for lunch. I have to learn to make them for myself.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Colonial Chicken Curry

This is what I had for dinner tonight. Doesn't it look scrumptious. It was sure tasty although it took about 3 hours to make if you don't have prepared chicken breasts already prepared that is equal to about 3 cups cubed.
This is also my first dish that had a sitting time of an hour to ripen the flavors.
Here is the recipe.
This recipe came from The Heritage of Southern Cooking by Camille Glenn. 

On these pages you will also find the recipe for poaching chicken breasts if that is something new you haven't tried. 
The garnish is a hot mango chutney that went wonderfully with this dish. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Honey-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Tried a new recipe as you can see. These chicken drumsticks were mighty tasty. This recipe is from Steven Raichlen which I originally found in Food and Wine.
Here is the recipe...

CHINA-HONEY-GLAZED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS                                                          Servings: 6
Steven Raichlen Food & Wine Magazine June 2002
18 chicken drumsticks
¼ cup chopped cilantro
2¼ teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
2¼ teaspoons freshly ground pepper
Vegetable oil, for the grill
2¼ teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
6 tablespoons honey, warmed
4 garlic cloves, minced

1. Make 3 crosswise slashes down to the bone on the meaty part of each drumstick. Put the chicken in a large shallow baking dish.
2. In a bowl, mix the salt, pepper, five-spice powder, garlic and cilantro. Add the sesame oil; stir into a paste. Rub the paste in the slashes in the chicken and spread any remaining paste over the skin. Cover and
refrigerate for 2 hours.
3. Light a grill. Lightly oil the grate. Grill the chicken over a medium-hot fire, turning occasionally, for about 35 minutes, or until just cooked through. Brush the drumsticks with the honey and grill until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Serve hot.

I have been so busy I haven't been writing as usual, but so far I publish this article Role Model: Temperance Brennan of Bones. I also started reading The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Salmon for Dinner from Giada

My dinner tonight thanks to Giada and a sale on salmon at my local Stop and Shop. It has a nice mustardy glaze. I served it with rice made with chicken broth and parsley and a green bean casserole. It can be made in under 20 minutes. It cooks faster than rice.
The salmon was tasty with that mustard flavor. It is very simple and doesn't take long at all to make. 
Here is the recipe. 

From Giada's Family Dinners
Serves 6

2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. whole-grain mustard
3/4 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp. dry white wine
1 tbsp. olive oil
Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
6 (6-to-8 ounce) salmon fillets
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 lemon wedges
In a small bowl, mix the garlic, both mustards, rosemary, and thyme. Mix in the wine and oil. Set the mustard sauce aside.

Preheat the broiler. Line a heavy rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with nonstick spray. Arrange the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Broil for 2 minutes. Spoon the mustard sauce over the fillets. Continue broiling until the fillets are just cooked through and golden brown, about 5 minutes longer.

Transfer the fillets to plates and serve with lemon wedges.

Calories: 405
Fat: 24g
Saturated fat: 4.8g
Fiber: .4g
Sodium: 222mg

If you love salmon and mustard you will love this dish..

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Have You Ever Been to Munsons Chocolates

Recently I went chocolate hunting to buy some chocolates for myself and my Grandmother. She loves dark chocolate, and I wanted to find lots of flavor. I headed to somewhere close to where I work...
109 Boston Post Road in Orange, CT.
The place is a whole lot of chocolate yummy when I walked inside.
This is a place to come if you are definitely a chocoholic. All the chocolate here was made in Bolton, CT.
There were so many choices...
Here is the dark chocolate counter...
And here is the dark chocolate I purchased...
This was some of the best chocolate I ever had.
Don't worry if you can't it to Orange, CT here is their website with more locations and chocolate that van be purchased online.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The newest show at the Ivoryton Playhoue is The Marvelous Wonderettes.  If you love the tunes from the 1950s or just want a bit of a reminder of high school then this is definitely the place to be. 
Image courtesy of the Ivoryton Playhouse
The newest show at the Ivoryton Playhoue is The Marvelous Wonderettes.  If you love the tunes from the 1950s or just want a bit of a reminder of high school then this is definitely the place to be.

It is funny as well as fun. The show is directed by John DeNicola who is also the Musical Director. I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Don't let too many days pass by because the last play date is October 16.