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Friday, May 8, 2009

GRAPE JELLO DELIGHT

INGREDIENTS:
1 package grape jello,
2 cups boiling water,
2 cups whipped cream + 1/2 cup extra,
1 teaspoon sugar confetti ;

DIRECTIONS:
1.Stir 2 cups boiling water into gelatin in bowl until dissolved; add 2 cups whipped cream; stir with whisk until whipped cream is melted and mixture is blended.
2.Pour gelatin mixture into cups (or your favorite serving dishes). refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
3.Top with 1/2 cup whipped cream and garnish with sugar confetti (optional)

ENJOY!

Have a nice day!

CHICKEN WITH LEMON GARLIC BASMATI RICE

This roasted chicken is a blessing from the supermarket. It really saved me time. But I had to make a side dish for it, so I've decided to make this flavourful Basmati rice. Here is how :

INGREDIENTS FOR LEMON GARLIC BASMATI RICE:
1 cup basmati rice,
1 cup chopped onion,
3 minced cloves garlic,
7,8 baby carrots,
1 tablespoon Indian seasoning (a combination of onion powder, garlic powder,cumin and other Indian secrets...)
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning,
salt to taste,
1/2 teaspoon lemon peel (optional)
3 tablespoons olive oil;

DIRECTIONS:
Saute onion, garlic and carrots in 3 tablespoons olive oil; add 1 cup rice (previously washed ) and 1.1/2 to 2 cups water; add seasonings. Bring to boil; reduce heat to very low, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep cover for another 5 minutes or so. Fluff with fork.


You can use this side dish for any kind of meat you like. Next time I will have fish with this rice; the lemon flavor calls for sea food...yammm!

ENJOY!

Have a nice day!

CHICKEN SANDWICH - APPETIZER

These sandwiches are very easy to make considering the fact that this chicken is from the Deli department, freshly made when I just happened to pass by. How can I resist this temptation?!
The fresh french baguettes...ohhh....another temptation....I just had to get it. All the way back home, I was thinking how can I serve these crispy fried pieces of chicken...
So, here is what I've decided to do; I've made a creamy dressing of mayonnaise and horseradish;
I've spread over few bread slices (so hard to slice a warm fresh bread...) then I've sliced the chicken, some pickles and tomatoes, red onion and Dijon mustard on the side.


Yay, they like it!!!

Hope you like it to!


ENJOY!

Have a nice day!

SOUP DU JOUR - CREAM OF PEPPERS AND ZUCCHINI SOUP

INGREDIENTS:
1 chopped onion,
1 diced red bell pepper,
1 diced orange bell pepper,
1 diced zucchini,
2 tablespoons vegeta (2 cubes veg, bullion),
2 tablespoons olive oil,
1 tablespoon butter,
salt and pepper to taste;

DIRECTIONS:
Saute onion, peppers and zucchini in 2 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter, for 3, 4 minutes.
Add 5 cups of water, vegeta (or 2 cubes veg, bullion) and pepper. ( do not add any salt yet...)
Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until all vegetables are soft. In a blender container, blend the entire soup until smooth. Return the cream soup to the cooking pan and let simmer for 1 to 2 minutes stirring. Taste for salt.

Serve warm or cold in your favorite serving dish. Garnish with fresh parsley. Croutons, toast, garlic bread sticks, crackers or french baguettes with butter will be a plus to this yummy creamy soup.


ENJOY!

Have a nice day!

POTATO SANTA FE

INGREDIENTS:
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inches cubes,
1/2 chopped red bell pepper,
1/2 chopped orange bell pepper,
3 chopped green onions,
1/2 chopped red onion,
2 teaspoons minced garlic,
1 can 8 oz. corn,
1 tablespoon Taco seasoning,
salt and pepper to taste,
1/3 cup sliced black pitted olives;

DIRECTIONS:
1. Deep fry potatoes until nice and golden brown. Remove into mixing salad bowl; set aside.
2. In a skillet saute onions, bell peppers, corn and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon butter, for few minutes; add Taco seasoning, salt and pepper.
3. Add sauteed vegetables to the potatoes salad bowl and mix them all up. Top with olives.


Serve immediately as is, or as a side dish for any meat you like or fish.

ENJOY!

Have a nice day!