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Monday, April 20, 2009

HOLLYWOOD STYLE - ASSORTED FRESH FRUIT SALAD



Well not exactly HOLLYWOOD STYLE because everybody no matter where they live and who they are, can satisfy their cravings for a nice, colorful, exquisite, fresh fruit salad. I just name it like that for my celebrity friends that followed me on TWITTER.

INGREDIENTS:

2 sliced bananas
2 cups blackberries
2 cups sliced strawberries
2 cups grapes
1 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rum
1/2 cup sugar (or less)

Mix and serve !

ENJOY!

Have a nice day!

GRILLED PORK CHOPS,GARLIC ROASTED POTATOES,RICE PILAF AND CARROT SALAD


These pictures speaks for them self's ! A nice and delicious meal that my family enjoyed a lot.

PORK CHOPS ON THE GRILL

You can marinate the meat few hours prior grilling.
Ingredients for 6-8 pork chops:
6-8 boneless pork chops,
1/3 cup olive oil,
1/2 spoon thyme,
1/2 teaspoon salt,
1/2 garlic powder,
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper;
Combine all the ingredients making sure the meat is all coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours before grilling. If you are in a hurry (like it's always happening in this house) grill right away. The meat needs to be turned once.
CARROT SALAD

INGREDIENTS:
8 shredded carrots,
1/2 cup thin sliced onion,
1/4 cup white vinegar,
1/4 cup water,
1/4 cup olive oil,
1/2 teaspoon salt;
snip fresh parsley;
In a mixing salad bowl combine all the ingredients. Serve into individual small salad bows.

ROASTED GARLIC POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

6,8 medium red potatoes,
4 minced garlic cloves,
2 tablespoons butter,
2 tablespoons olive oil,
salt,
pepper,
parsley;

Boil whole potatoes for 1o minutes in salty water. Cut each potato in fourths. In a mixing bowl combine potatoes and all the ingredients (minus parsley) Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes on 375 F. Remove on a serving platter and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
RICE PILAF

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup rice,
1/2 cup chopped onion,
1/2 cup chopped carrots,
1/2 cup chopped celery,
1/2 teaspoon salt,
1/2 teaspoon pepper,
1 tablespoon butter (or margarine)
2 tablespoons olive oil;
2-1/2 cups chicken broth (or water)

In a skillet heat oil and butter. Add onion, celery and carrots and saute for 2,3 minutes. Add rice and broth. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes on low heat.
Fix your plate with a little bit of everything and ...
ENJOY !
Have a nice day!

BK ANYONE?


No, this is not my creation, not my recipe. This is what my son wanted sooo bad this morning.
He brought home some for me. I was smiling...thinking that no matter how much time I spend in the kitchen trying to be creative on each and every meal I make, he still crave BK or MCD or JITB...oh well, I can not be mad at him at all specially when he tells me : "Mom, your food is the best!" :))))))