Thursday, January 19, 2012


I've started to make my own butter using store bought whipped cream.
I have a new cuisinar from christmas and I've been using it.
I place half a carton of whipped cream in the cuisinar bowl and I whip it as fast as possible without splashing too much and making a mess.
it turns to whipped cream in mere minutes, but I add salt instead of sugar to my whipped cream.
whip it more, until the butter clumps up around the mixing head and there is remaining liquid called buttermilk which can also be used in making buttermilk biscuits.

so I've commited to always making my own butter, which is more wholesome and I'm assuming better for you in the end.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

turkey noodle soup and manicoti

I'm sorry I got the pictures kinda backwards.

I started my soup by browning a few diced carrots and a couple slices of diced rutabaga.

then I added the leftover gravy from KFC.

I cut up a few slices of turkey and mixed that in.

I mixed in a big glass a tablespoon of chicken soup powder and I cooked all that for a few hours in the crockpot.

the manicoti was made by mixing hamburger beef with some cooked brown rice, red pepper flakes, cayenna pepper and some pickled peppers.

I stuffed every raw manicoti noodle with the hamburger mixture.

I placed each manicoti noodle in a casserole dish and covered it all up with a big can of whole tomato and juice. ( I had previously crushed the whole tomatoes in a bowl)

I covered it all with a thick layer of mozzarella cheese and stuck it in the oven at 350 which I'm gonna cook for at least an hour.

I"ll let you know how the meal turned out.....

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I made something like a jumbalaya for tonight`s supper.

First I fried up some sliced mushroom and then I added the leftover hamburger meat from last night`s tacos.

I also had cooked carrot slices that I added with some salsa from yesterdays`meal.

I roasted a green pepper half in the oven because my husband can`t stand the pepper skin, ( same as the tomato skins) and I have to skin all of his vegetables!!

I sliced the pepper up and added it to the jumbalaya.

I cooked some brown rice on the side and I`ll place a spoonful of jumbalaya on a bed of brown rice on our plates.

Oh shit, I added the leftover gravy from Sunday`s turkey supper and I totally ruined the meal!

I`m so sorry, I don`t recommend you try this meal, it`s a total f lop!! Oh well, shit happens!

So Jon went to subway to get us supper. YUM!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cream of potato and leek soup

I started by chopping my leek in slices. I then peeled and chopped my 3 potatoes. I halved the potato and diced it that way.

I put my potatoes in a pot of boiling water and I started warming up my frying pan with a little olive oil in the pan.

I sauteed the leek just like I would with an onion.

After draining the potatoes, I placed them in my food processor, I also added the leek

I pulsed the mixture and I added milk to it until the desired consistancy.

I added a lot of salt and pepper and a splash or vinegar as well.

Whip it up once more and there you have it.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

lobster tail or cabbage rolls?

Tonight's supper was individual different plates of lobster tail and cabbage rolls.

See, he likes lobster and i don't....I like cabbage rolls and he doesnt.

Firstly I took care of the potatoes because that's what would take the longest time to cook.

I peeled and diced them and threw them in a pot of hot salted water.

Once tender, I strained them and put them in a plastic bowl which I had dumped in grated mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese and spices.

Once i mixed it all with a dollop of concumber salad dressing, the cheese started to melt and create the yummy stringy blend of cheeses.

I tasted it and loved it and decided to have a hot potato salad instead of the usual cold salad.

I took out yesterday's coleslaw and placed that on our plates.

I cooked the lobster tail in butter and garlic with the lid on so it would fry/steam.

I cooked the cabbage rolls in the microwave by pushing the pizza button 3 times.

so on our plates was cole slaw, potato salad and cabbage rolls /or lobster tail, very appealing!

Our supper was good except I didn't like the cabbage rolls from m&m meats, they tasted old and tinny.

I wouldn't bue it again from them, homemade is definately a better option from now on.

my kitchen

I wanted to introduce you to my kitchen. It's always not quite clean in a little bit cluttered way.

I have my nuwave oven out, our toaster is always out and our tea kettle as well.

I guess I could put away the coffee tin but I'm just not a tidy mind. I can't seem to tidy up my thoughts in my head.