Saturday, January 21, 2012
I was tired of dishes with patterns/colors and just want a good basic set of dishes that would last. I found them at Williams-Sonoma. I got them in 2003 and not one has broken. They are the best dishes I've ever had. I did not buy the set, instead I bought individual pieces a little at a time. They are called "Everyday Restaurant Porcelain Dinnerware".
Posted by Scarlett Redbud at 2:16 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
My Mom made homemade noodles when I was growing up. Whenever I want to make something down to earth and very comforting, I make homemade noodles. They really aren't that hard to make:
Turkey or chicken
approx 4 cups flour
dash baking powder
Beat eggs. Gradually add 3 1/2 cups flour. You might not need all of the flour so just add to eggs mixture until it is easy to make into a ball. Roll ball out on a floured surface until it is real thin. Now roll up like you would cinnamon rolls. Cut into 1/4" slices (Make sure you cut on a cutting board.) Unravel noodles loosely and lay out on floured surface to dry for about 2 hours.
Put all noodles and flour into boiling stock and cook noodles until done.
BTW: If you don't have one, flour sifters are so essential!
Posted by Scarlett Redbud at 5:58 PM
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I made these Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus Cream Cheese appetizers for Christmas Eve. I saw this at a big banquet that I was a server at during the holiday season and thought to myself "that looks easy, maybe I could make that?" I looked on the internet and found several recipes that showed different ways of making this including using neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese.
2 cups ice
8 asparagus, ends trimmed
1/4 lb prosciutto, sliced thin
1/2 cup cream cheese
- In a stockpot bring water to a boil
- Fill a large bowl with ice and fill with water
- Add the asparagus to the boiling water and parboil for 2 minutes. Remove to the ice bath for 2 minutes to stop the cooking process. Remove to dry.
- Take a piece of prosciutto and lay it flat on your cutting board.
- Spread 1 tbl. of cream cheese over the prosciutto.
- Lay 3 pieces of asparagus on top and roll up