Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The End of March

Caesar Salad
Steamed Vegetables
Dining Out: Stuffed Lobster & Creamy Spinach

Morning Glory and Passion

Showing their beauties in the sun (85 degrees)
Passion flowers
Morning Glory

Monday, March 30, 2009

French Bread Rolls

French Bread Rolls with Brie and Prosciutto
1-1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups bread flour

In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Double Cream Brie and Prosciutto ham
Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces, put Brie and ham in the middle, and form into round balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
Lunch: French Bread Rolls
Potato gnocchi and shrimps
Dessert: Carrot Cake

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pound Cake Cookies - Recipe

3/4 pound butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted twice - 1 tsp. vanilla, Cinnamon-sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter. Add sugar and egg yolks. Blend well. Stir in flour and vanilla extract. Form into the shapes you like. If desired, roll each ball in cinnamon-sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. These cookies taste better after one or two days. Make 5 dozen cookies

Chestnut Cookies - Recipe

6 Tbs. butter, softened, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 cup chestnut, pureed, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup All-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 cup dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and 1/4 cup sugar; add egg. Beat till light and fluffy. Beat in puree and vanilla. Stir together flour, salt, and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture. Form dough into the shapes you like. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet and bake until slightly browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on rack. Melt chocolate chips in double boiler over low heat. Dip one end of each cookie in chocolate; place on waxed paper until set.

Another Baking and Shopping Day

Tuxedo Cookies
Pound cake Cookies
Chestnut Cookies
Shopping again: Lightweight stereo ear buds, In-ear capsules, Folding stereo headphones, Colby Headphones (for chopping woods)
My MP3
Cheerios for lunch
Fish Pasta Salad
Mini Strawberry Logs

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Healthy Eating

Breakfast with mini cinnamon buns and fruits
Lunch: Greek Yogurt with dried white peach, pear, apple, apricot, and fig.
Chicken piccata with lemon juice and capers
Chicken Piccata/fingerling potatoes
New sandals...irresistibly "toe....ling" cute ????

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Baking and Shopping Day

Pulla and cinnamon bread for Selma
Cinnamon Buns

Pannakakku with Bilberry sauce


Sweet Peppers, Sugar Snaps, and Fingerling Potatoes (Irresistibly Cute-Unforgettably Tasty)