Monday, February 8, 2016

A Foodie Blog Today........

Hi there is your week going. Gosh, these days are flying by. Before you know it, winter will be over and Spring will be here. I know, rushing things a bit here, can hardly wait to start sitting out on the front porch and taking in some warm sun.

So, I guess I must entertain myself by cooking, making cards, blogging and what ever comes up. Yesterday I went on Ebay and got in on a bid for some vintage Tupperware measuring cups. Yep, I still use those cups and for some odd reason, the "1 cup" measuring cup disappeared. I looked high and low for it but could not find it. Only thing I can figure, it got thrown out.....geez, now who would do that???? Certainly was not Kylie my dog....only two other people I can think of is JP and me???????

I don't know, I suppose I could have gone to the store and bought a new set of measuring cups, but I like my orange Tupperware measuring cups.....and to think, they are VINTAGE for goodness sakes. I can't be that old.

So anyways, I went on Ebay to see if I could find my measuring cups and sure enough, there they were, 6 cups for (1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 cup) for $19.88, yep.....that much!! Well, then I found a seller and the bid was $5.50, so I bided $6, then $6.50 but lost that one. Then I found another seller for $5.99 but he only had 5 cups, the 1/4 cup was missing....that was okay cause I have one. I ended up winning that never went higher then $5.99 and no one else was bidding. YAY!!! probably cause it was missing the 1 cup measuring cup. Well, I am happy....that was kind of fun though....I just may go back to Ebay and look for something else for the fun of bidding for something.
So following are a few meals I made from Blue Apron, here is their site, in the last month or so. I might have posted about these next two meals.....but they so impressed me, that I just may make them again.

The pizza above has a white sauce of ricotta cheese, lemon zest and juice of 2 lemons spread on the pizza then the cheese, onions, garlic topped the pizza, baked then the eggs were added and baked some more then taken out of the oven and arugula and Brussel sprouts with the juice of 1 lemon was added to the pizza.....Yum and very good pizza if you are not wanting tomato sauce.
This meal was very good too. I am really loving polenta, very yummy when cheese and butter is added then topped with your favorite meat or veggies. In this recipe, ground chicken and spices mixed together and rolled into balls, fried then kale and garlic was added and seasoned with salt and pepper, stirring till the kale is wilted then the tomatoes  and water was added and cooked down till thickened. Then topped on the polenta and Parmesan cheese added for the garnish.
In these two pictures were some real tasty meals. The top picture is "Steak Tacos & Mole Verde with Radishes and Avocado" OOOOH my was this good and to top it off, the steak was so tender and yummy, for sure I will make this one again. The mole verde sauce was 4 ounces tomatillos, pumpkin seeds, cilantro and the juice of lime wedges, salt and pepper. Oh that was so good, the radishes and avacodos topped the steak and sauce and the tortillas were warmed in the pan. I really like this meal and will most definitely make it this dish again.
I made this recipe tonight.....I love their chicken wings...."Spicy Orange Chicken Wings with Shiitake-Sesame Rice" Man this was temptation was not to eat JP's share of chicken wings. The wings were baked in the oven then the sauce of soy glaze, orange marmalade and sambal oelek was added...I only added a tiny bit of the hot sauce....and it was just enough to give a tiny kick. JP can't take hot stuff this was just right. The jasmine rice was delicious too. Dried Shiitake Mushroons were added to the rice along with the garlic and scallion and sesame oil, cooked then simmer.....yep, rice was good. Just the right tastes to make a good meal.

I may not be getting any Blue Apron boxes till you may not be seeing any meals for awhile. I do have one more meal in the refrigerator....Goat Cheese and Kale Quish....which should be good.

I saw a recipe on Pinterest today.....I like those mug cakes and found a recipe for pizza in a mug....I really need to try this some time. Here is the recipe if you would like to try it for yourself.

4 T. flour
1/8 teasp. baking powder
1/16 teasp. baking soda
1/8 teasp. salt
3 T. milk
1 T. olive oil
1 T. marinara sauce
1 generous T shredded mozzarella cheese
5 mini pepperone
1/2 teasp. dried Italian herbs.

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a microwavable mug. Add in the milk, oil and whisk together. There might be a few lumps, but that is okay.

Spoon on the marinara sauce and spread it around the surface of the batter. Prinkle on the cheese, pepperoni and dried herbs.

Microwave for 1 minute, 10-20 seconds, or until it rises up and the topping is bubbling (timing is based on a 1200W microwave so your timing might vary). Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn't over flow or over cook.

So there you have it, my foodie blog, I guess I could go on, but one must stop somewhere. You all have a great day and keep looking up, better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise


Susie said...

Louise, I know exactly what happened to your missing measuring wore it out. !!! you cooked so many good things you flat wore that cup out. LOL. Gosh, I am going to stop looking at all you wonderful cooks blogs. Nellie showed a big plate of cookies on her site. Now here you are showing tempting tastie things. I am just kidding with you about your cup. I have just a bit of my Tupperware left...who knows where it disappears. Hope you are feeling well and enjoying some nice days thru this winter. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi wish it did wear out....yes I like to cook and used that cup a lot. A new one is coming, it shall probably live on long before I do. Feeling well thank you compared to last year this time, feeling much better. Amazing to me how a hernia can affect the whole body. God is still in the healing business though and thankful for that.

Patricia said...
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cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patricia...hope things get better for you soon. Will look forward to seeing you blog again when things calm down. As I always say, keep looking up, better days are coming.


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