Monday, September 8, 2008

New Best Friend,Tabasco

I had a Dr’s appt. this morning so I’m home tonight and thought I would do another post. No one is paying me for this but just wanted to let every one know about our new best friend. We got a free sample of this and thought it was good so we bough a bottle. As those who read my blog know we like spicy and hot stuff. My wife has ruined me. She can eat something hot and say its not and when I dive in I get burned. However, over the years my taste buds have become immune or adjusted to the heat. I still cannot eat as much as she can but it’s much better than when we were first married. This is hot but it is great over a hamburger and hot dog

Radish Spread

As my wife and I were walking threw the grocery store she is looking at things and how they would look as a painting. This is what happened to the radishes. I had no idea on what to do with them other than eat in a salad but I found this recipe on the Zaar. We were going to my jam session and this is what I brought.

My wifes painting

Radish Spread Recipe 40 min 20 min prep

SERVES 6 , 2 cups

8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup finely chopped red radish
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
we added a couple of dashes of Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
Mix all ingredients together.
Serve on rye rounds or crackers.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I would like to thank Deanna of Deannas Corner for the reminder of this dish I had a good bit growing up as a child and have not fixed in very long time, the bird in a nest. Her site has how to fix this so please visit.

Two Potato Moussaka

Well we survived the hurricane but now we are soaking wet. We have had a little over 7 inches since Monday. The wife and I did go out to eat at the Thai House for our anniversary. I must say we were a little disappointed as we both got something different. Mine was supposed to be mild and hers hot. They tasted the same and no way near hot or we have burnt out taste buds. The dish we cooked back in Jan. Thai Shrimp Soup was a lot tastier, especially for the price.

This is a dish we fixed that we thought was pretty good and makes a good bit so if you have more than 4 people to feed. Again thanks to Recipe Zaar.

Two Potato Moussaka Recipe
by KelBel
55 min 25 min prep
1 lb red potatoes
1 lb yam or sweet potato
1 lb ground beef
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups milk
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
salt and pepper
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Cook red skinned potatoes in microwave for 5-7 minutes.
Cook sweet potato in microwave for 7-9 minutes.
In medium skillet, brown beef for 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, cinnamon, and cumin; Simmer 3 minutes.
Combine milk, flour, butter, and nutmeg in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Bring to boil and simmer for 1 minute.
Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and whisk in egg yolk.
Thinly slice potatoes.
Place half of potatoes and sweet potatoes on bottom of 2 quart casserole.
Layer meat mixture, then remaining potatoes and yams.
Pour sauce on top.
Sprinkle with parmesan.
Bake for 30 minutes

We added onion and garlic to the ground beef (1 small onion and about 2 cloves garlic)