Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tomato Update

We have 4 tomatoes off of Tomato and they are delicious! I think we might go buy a couple more plants...the 21 tomatoes off him are not going to be enough....

Blackberry Icecream

Delicious! It is kind of a lot of work and for some reason it took 2 hours to turn into icecream...we make icecream weekly and it never takes that long. It was so worth it though! I think I might go eat some right now...

Asian Noodle Salad

We feed those poor boys dinner and it was all "girl food"...stuffed peppers, asian noodle salad. There was some chile cheese bread that redeemed us though, i think. So we are going to make them a more manly meal this next Sunday. Anyway, us girls thought the salad was delicious! I am too lazy to retype the entire recipe so here is the link:

Check out the rest of this site. Its one of my favorites when I am looking for new recipes to try!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Brazilian Lemonade

This stuff is amazing...I think it just might be our favorite drink. Last time Kimberly made it she added extra lime. I liked it better that way, gave it a little kick and not as sweet. Jill, Kimberly and I are having our moms over for dinner tonight and are going to make it again because we like it so much! And the margarita glasses make it that much more enjoyable!
Brazilian Lemonade
2 limes
1/2 cup sugar
3 T sweetened condensed milk
3 cups water
Wash limes, cut off the ends and cut into wedges. Place in blender with sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water and ice. Blend in electric blender. Strain through strainer to remove rinds and serve over ice. Best when served immediately and does not keep more than an hour or so!
And this is the logical thing to do with your glasses when you are done drinking the lemonade!

Monday, July 6, 2009


I really like to grill, really like to...even though our grill is a piece of crap. Anyway, I found a couple or recipes on a blog I like, http://www.prudencepennywise.blogspot.com/ and decided to try them out. The meal was very yummy and I think we all ate a little too much!

Catalina Cheeseburgers

1 1/4 lb. ground beef

1 4oz. can diced green chiles

1 egg

2 tsp minced garlic

1 1/4 tsp salt

1 T ground black pepper

Mix it all together, form into patties and throw on the grill. After you flip them add cheese so it gets all melty and yummy. Put on hamburger bun with tomatoes and a big bunch of cilantro. The cilantro really added a great flavor!

Homemade Hamburger Buns

1 cup milk plus 1 T divided

1/4 sugar

2 T butter

1 tsp salt

1 egg, yolk and white divided

2 1/4 tsp yeast

3 cups flour

In microwave safe bowl combine 1 cup milk, sugar and butter. Heat just until butter is melting and liquid is warm, not hot. In bowl combine salt, egg white, yeast and 1 cup flour. Add liquid to this mixture and then add remaining flour one cup at a time until its not sticky. Knead dough, place in greased bowl and cover and let raise for an hour. When you can poke dough with your finger and indent stays you know it is ready. Punch down and shape into 10 balls. Place on baking sheet and let raise till doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 450. Mix egg yolk and 1 T together and brush over top of rolls. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until nicely browned.

These were super simple to make and tasted so much better than the cheap buns you buy at the store!

Homemade Fries


Sweet Potatoes/Yams

Cut up potatoes into fry shape, don't cut too thick or they will take forever to cook. Place in bowl of cold water for at least ten minutes. Drain and pat dry. Then place on a greased cookie sheet and drizzle a couple tablespoons of oil over them. Mix around with your hands to cover fries then arrange in a single layer on the pan. Sprinkle with salt or favorite seasoning. Place in 475 oven for about 15 minutes or till tops of fries are browned. Pull out and flip fries over and cook till the other side is browned.