Archive | May, 2010

Eat Your Heart Out

24 May

Growing up no one tells you that sometimes love might be hard…all the “once upon a times” and stories of love at first sight don’t tell you that while might be up and drinking champagne one day you could be binging on bon bons (let’s channel our inner Peggy Bundy) the next.  In honor of the ups and down of the reality of love the next few posts will be sandwiches and/or dishes inspired by some of the prince charmings I’ve encountered in my life so far…

First up, The Kicker…Yes, one of my high school sweethearts (yes one of them) was in fact the kicker and quarterback of the football team.  This guy was also a very plain eater.  Here is a sandwich he ate probably every day only with jelly.  I do not like jelly so I am not including it.  I am also adding a little something to the traditional peanut butter sandwich that I had with a guy who might also appear in this series of food.

Please note that some of these sandwiches I might not eat…but that doesn’t make them any less interesting.

The Kicker

2 – pieces of multigrain wheat bread, I like the Arnold kind, it’s sweet but good for you
Simply Jif – Who says all peanut butters are the same?
Cheese Doritos
Your favorite Honey

Pretty simple, spread Simply Jif on each piece of bread.  If your peanut butter tends to stick to the knife, start off by running it under some hot water.  Drizzle honey on one piece of the peanut buttered bread.  Place three to four Doritos on the other piece of bread.

Bring em together and enjoy!  An interesting texture and combination of sweet and salty.

Try it out!  C’est si Yum!

Sausage Biscuits

17 May

I love biscuits. See one of my first posts for “Brinner.”

Something that is easy and delicious is taking those pre-cooked sausage patties, cook until they are soft but not necessarily all the way unfrozen and set aside.

With a serrated knife, cut biscuit dough in half.  Put a sausage patty into each uncooked biscuit.  Bake according to the directions on the package.

An added touch is half-way through the biscuit time, drizzle over the top with honey.

When they’re flaky and golden serve warm and enjoy!

Snow Peas, Yes Please!

4 May

Snow Peas I love snow peas. They are crunchy and can be eaten raw or simply done in a saute pan. Quick and easy side dish or for an entree, add brown rice (or regular rice).

Side Dish Version (or snack) – Heat in a skillet, two tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and two minced cloves of garlic. Remember, don’t let it burn! Garlic that is too dark is bitter. You can tip/tail the snow peas if you want but I don’t really care either way. Toss over medium-high heat until the snow peas are shiny and start to puff almost. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.

I’ll be honest, the last time I tried to make the rice version, I ended up eating the snow peas while cooking the other parts of the meal…

Entree Fried Rice – For an easy and quick entree, remove snow peas from the pan but reserve some of the garlic. Add some shrimp and cook through. Add rice and season with salt and pepper. I like to add a sesame seeds too at this point too. Careful though, sometimes they fly out of the pan. If you want add a 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil and/or 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Combine with snow peas and serve hot!

C’est si Yum!