Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Home Made Corn and Potato Chowder..

1c. Heavy Whipping Cream
3c. Milk (i use 1%)
4c. Mixed Frozen Veggies (Carrots, Peas and Corn)
4c. Diced Potatoes (i like the baby reds, leave the skin on)
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper (HOT!!) i sometimes use more depending what i am in the mood for)
1 2/4 c. Water
1/2 c. Minced Onion
3 tsp. Salt. (more to taste.)
2 tbs. Butter 

My grandmother said never boil it.. i do.. it comes out fine. she is insane. but you add all the ingredients and then ... i usually boil it for about 45 mins. during which i stand over it and stir it every five min. so the milk doesn't get thick on top.  i never can wait to eat it.. but G-Ma Norma all ways left it to sit over night and reheated it the next day, i do agree it is better when it sits over night.. but who wants to wait that long?  and btw.. REFRIGERATE over night if you have the patience.

Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

Ingredients: (serves 2-3 persons)

1 bottle of dry red wine (750 ml)
one lemon
2 sticks of cinnamon
3 cloves
3 tbsp. of sugar
some cardamom (or ginger)

Heat the red wine in a pot (don't boil). Cut the lemon into slices and add to the wine. Then add the cinnamon, cloves, sugar and a little cardamom (to taste). Heat everything for about 5 minutes - do not boil - and let stand for about an hour. Before serving, reheat and strain. Serve in prewarmed glasses or mugs.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tomato and Motz Salad

I used to get this all the time at the Fairfield Diner (which i recently found out is closed forever *sob*)

All you have to do is get some fresh mozzarella and cut it up in 1/4 in thick slices, then cut the tomato the same way, sprinkle some balsamic vinaigrette over top and add the fresh basil leaves its totally one of the greatest things in the whole world!

Salad with walnuts, crasiens, and Gorgonzola cheese

This one is also really simple.. its great for a light lunch. It's simple and quick to make. I use the spring mix lettuce. Rinse it off, and add walnuts which I hand crush. A few handfuls of Craisens (for the whole salad.. not a few handfuls for a personal one) Then I add the Gorgonzola cheese. I use balsamic vinaigrette dressing when I eat the salad. It really complements the other ingredients.