Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Josh and Savannah did a 2 story house.
Brandon made an outhouse to go with their house. ;)
We all had such a great time and I think everyone already wants to do it again next year. :)
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner though I didn't get a picture of us all around the table.
On Thanksgiving night Andrew and I have sort of made a tradition of going to the movies if there's something playing we want to see so that night we went and saw the new Harry Potter movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was good and so now we're excited to see part 2 coming this summer.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Grandma Ople's Apple Pie
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
- Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
- Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday night was the final night of the fondant class I've been taking. For our final project we first had to bring a cake to class that was crumb coated.
I have now completed all the cake classes that are offered by my teacher at this point (Here is a link to her blog if you want to take a look at what she offers.) and I feel like I have learned so much. I guess all that's left to do now is practice, practice, practice! :)
Monday, November 15, 2010
- 1 head green leaf lettuce
- black seedless grapes
- 13 Brussels sprouts
- 8 tangerines
- 9 persimmons
- 6 pears
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 5 lb bag potatoes
- 6 Fuji apples
- 6 bananas
- 1 bundle of celery
- 6 ears of corn
Friday, November 12, 2010
Our theme for January was Winter.
The one I made is above and the one I received is below. I got Katie's tuck for January.
After we swapped, I had made coffee cake and hot chocolate for everyone. We ate, talked and laughed, which are some of the reasons why I look forward to swap night! I love having people over to my house and I always hope that they enjoy coming over too.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Grilled Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas
- 8 whole Flour Tortillas
- Butter Or Margarine
- 2 cups Grilled Pineapple, Sliced
- 3 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Salt And Pepper, to taste
- 3 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, Grated
- 1 whole Jalapeno, Sliced
- 3 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce
(To grill pineapple: cut wedges, stick on skewers, and grill over low heat. Cut into slices.)
(To pound chicken, place inside a Ziploc bag and pound with a mallet or large can to flatten to uniform thickness.)
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and Cajun spice (or cumin/cayenne, etc.) Drizzle olive oil on a grill pan and grill on both sides until done, brushing with barbecue sauce. Set aside and slice into very thin slices.
Warm griddle over medium heat and put sizzling butter or margarine in the pan. Slightly warm and toast tortillas on both sides, then remove from griddle and set aside.
To assemble, sprinkle four browned tortillas with grated Monterey Jack. Arrange chicken slices evenly over the surface. Add pineapple slices and jalapeno slices. Sprinkle on cilantro. If desired, drizzle extra barbecue sauce over the top. Add second browned tortilla on top of each one. (You’ll have four complete quesadillas at this point.)
Add to oven to warm, or back to skillet to warm, until cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla into six wedges. Serve with sour cream, pico de gallo, and lime wedges.Sunday night we turned on our George Foreman Grill and started grilling our pineapple. It worked perfectly and though I've never had grilled pineapple before, it too was delicious!
We made a few changes to the original recipe. I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, we didn't use the jalapenos, cilantro or barbecue sauce and we used mild cheddar cheese instead of Monterey Jack cheese since that was all I had on hand. Still it was very good and is probably something we would make again. :)