Homemade white chili and salsa
I believe I have found the perfect Fall Football food. This is good on that cool, Fall day and fairly easy to make. Here’s all it takes:
The spices really make this soup great and it makes the house smell wonderful. Also makes great leftovers.
Homemade salsa with Way Better Black Bean chips
- 2 pints grape tomatoes
- garlic to taste
- cillantro to taste
- jalapeno papper to taste
Mix in food processor and chill. Hotness can be adjusted with jalepenos, of course.
Yes, I was actually trying to shield or block my Betta from seeing me cooking fish last night. I did not succeed, however, and he caught a glimpse of the finished product.
Peppers and Tilapia pan cooked in olive oil
Pluto spied what I was doing even though I tried to shield him. His expression says it all I think.
I think his mouth is hanging open!
Lucy and I gathered dandelion greens last night to add with some baby lettuces and other vegetables for a nice salad.
Marvelous salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Parmesan Chicken didn’t turn out too badly either. Can’t wait to start getting things from the garden (i.e. tomatoes).
What a lovely gift. I love the written word and believe letters and postcards should be used more than ever in this age of technology. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology, but nothing says personal like a handwritten note or postcard. Check out the Postcarden from Uncommon Goods. This is a gift someone can share for a long time. Not sure if you can transplant them or not.
Make your own garden cards and postcards here.
See my post Resurrect the Lost Art of Letter Writing for more cute ways to correspond.
Happy letter posting! Let the ink flow from your own hand.
I made this Cherry Cobbler this afternoon.
We picked the cherries a couple of days ago. There’s a feeling of gratification you get when you pick the cherries, pit the cherries and turn them into a pie or cobbler.
Here’s the recipe:
- 4 c. fresh cherries, unsweetened
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1 T corn starch mixed with 1/3 c. water
- 1 T butter
- 1 c. flour
- 2 T sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder (check bottom to make sure not expired)
- 1/4 c. butter
- 1 slightly beaten egg
- 1/4 c. milk
Combine the cherries, sugar and corn starch mixture in saucepan. Let stand 5 minutes. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add the 1 T butter and keep warm.
To make the biscuit mixture combine the flour, sugar, baking powder. Stir. Cut in butter so it resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg and milk and add to biscuit mixture. Mix well. Pour hot fruit in square or round 8″ pan. Spoon on biscuit mixture over top of fruit as desired. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Enjoy.
Make sure you put vanilla ice cream on top. Yum!!!!
There’s bunches more to pick. Need to get creative.