Monday, December 24, 2012

Chrismtas Menu

As  usual Christmas Dinner is held in the Rodney Residence on Christmas Eve.

So this year  I thought I would share whats on our Christmas Menu


For the Carnivores-
Smokey Turkey
Garlic Lime Chicken
Beef Stew
Curry Chicken

For the Veggies
\Rosmary Baked potatoes
A nice green Salad
Green-banana salad

For the Carbaholics
Macaroni Pie
Rice
Rice & Peas
and most likely some more pasta salad/potato salad

For the Sweet tooths
Cheese Cake
12 Layer Russionn Honey Cake "remix" with egg nog instead of honey
European cookies & Specialty chocolates

For the junkies
Chips
Pop

For the thirsty folks
Egg nog
Perrier
Famous Punch
Home made carrot juice (mmmhh)

Whats on your christmas menu?



Monday, November 26, 2012

Crepe-a-liscious

Ingredients
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tbs melted butter

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
  3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings. Mine include, strawberries, french vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

So a couple days ago, I had a ladies cooking class at my home and we made this! Oh my word, it is the  yummiest meal ever!  Enjoy!

Ingredient

  • to 4 cooked chicken breasts, chopped $(buy the pre cooked chicken chunk package)
  • 16-oz. pkg. wide egg noodles, cooked
  • 24-oz. container sour cream
  • (10 3/4-oz.) cans cream of chicken soup 
  • 8-oz. pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 8-oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups crushed ritz cheddar crackers
    1/4 cup margarine, melted 
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic

Preparation

  1. 1) Sautee chicken with cilantro, onion, garlic
  2. 2)Mix soup, sour cream and cheese and chicken and noodles
  3. 3) Spread in large casserole dish
  4. 4) Mix crushed crackers and melted butter, sprinkle over dish and sprinkle with a little left over cilantro
  5. 5) Bake on 375 for about 30 min

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lazy Soup

Lady Vee's Lazy Soup

1 can cream of chicken soup
1.5 cup milk or cream
1 tbs butter
1 herb of your choice (cilantro for me) green onion would taste nice
1 handful of grated cheese
1 scoop sour cream (optional)


Directions

1) heat soup, milk and butter
2) pour into boil and top with fresh toppings! :)
3) Enjoy your lazy soup for a lazy day!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Greek Pork Chops

Today I made these yummy pork chops...and it was simple! Hope you like it!

Marinade:
1/4 cup soya
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 sprinkle garlic salt


Baste:
1 bottle of greek & feta salad dressing

Ingredients

5 pork chops


Directions
1)marinate chops in marinade for a minimum of 3 hrs.  The longer the better
2)place in baking sheet. Pour whole bottle of dressing over chops
3)Bake at 350 for about 40 min
5)Tastes great with mashed potatoes or salad for me! :D



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Banana Muffins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes, and large muffins for 25 to 30 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.
Add in 1/4 cup brown sugar, a dash or vanilla and some cinnamon for an perfect turn out! :)
Tried these bad boys today and mmh mmh good!

Friday, September 7, 2012

My Indian Fav:Butter Chicken

Funny Story: I always thought butter chicken was just butter and chicken....lol with maybe ome salt and pepper.  WHen I learned what real butter chicken was I was pleasantly surprised and made my own recipe. Depending on what brand butter chicken paste you get can yield different flavors, but i do find the paste works the best and gives the most authentic yummy flavor! I have had many rave reviews form this recipe!




Ingredients:
5 chicken breasts chopped up soaked in salt water
1 1/2 onion minced
5 cloves of garlic minced
2 tbs ginger minced
1 bunch cilantro chopped
lemon wedges
butter chicken paste
1 cup of heavy cream (heavier the better)
1/2 cup of butter
1 can tomato paste

Directions:

1) In a large pan, sautee onions, garlic, ginger until translucent
2)Drain chicken from water & dry.  Add chicken to pan-lightly brown
3)stir in butter chicken paste, 1/2 cup of water-let simmer
4) Add tomato paste and simmer for about 5 minutes
5)Prepare rice and naan for side
6) Stir in cream and quickly remove from stove
7)pour into serving dish and add butter, top with cilantro-let sit until butter melts
8) ENjoy! :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Rodney Week Menu Plan


Monday
AM: Toaster strudel
Lunch: lol...nothing, left over mac & cheese for the kids
PM: Fire House Enchiladas-forget the beans and rice-click to view recipe! 

Teusday
AM" "Just right Cereal"
Lunch: fruit smoothie
PM: (Dinner Date)

Wednesday
AM: Home made carrot, ginger and apple juice
Lunch: egg sandwiches
PM: Butter chicken (MMMMHHHH-will post recipe)

Thursday
AM: Peanut butter with apples
Lunch:Possible trip to wonderland-so most likely pizza
PM: Left overs

Friday
AM: Scrambled eggs & toast
Lunch: Salad & fruit
PM: Stew Beef & Rice





Monday, August 13, 2012

Ooh lala Spring Rolls


Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup finely shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chile sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 12 (7 inch square) spring roll wrappers
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). ( I plan on frying them, but recipe says bake :))
  2. Place pork in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove from heat and drain.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together pork, cabbage, carrot, green onions, cilantro, sesame oil, oyster sauce, ginger, garlic and chile sauce.
  4. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
  5. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the pork mixture in the center of spring roll wrappers. Roll wrappers around the mixture, folding edges inward to close. Moisten fingers in the cornstarch and water mixture, and brush wrapper seams to seal.
  6. Arrange spring rolls in a single layer on a medium baking sheet. Brush with vegetable oil. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, until hot and lightly browned. For crispier spring rolls, turn after 10 mi

I will post pictures and my review later today :)
First we chopped up everything, there are carrots hidden underneath
\Kiki rolling them up-trick is not to put too much filling-1 spoon full is enough!
then we fried them!  This is where a deep fryer comes in handy! :)
this is what happens when you over stuff them...lol they explode! :)
Hehe! They are fun to make! :)
And were the best spring rolls i have ever had! :)
I adjusted stuff, added a little more ginger, garlic and oyster sauce, we made 50 so i had to over triple the recipe!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Chicken In Oyster Sauce


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken meat.
  • Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Vegetables: 
  • 2 green onions, sliced on the diagonal into thirds
  • 1 slice ginger, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • .spinach or any green veggie you like :)
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • Oil for stir-fryin
Directions
1)marinate chicken, over night preferable
2)sautee veggies till clear-in sesame oil
3)add chopped up chicken and brown
4)mix all sauce ingredients together and pour over chicken once cooked, let simmer for about 10 min
5)serve over Jamsine rice ...mmmh




Sunday, July 29, 2012

This Weeks Menu

I remember as an ambitious new bride, I made meal plans for our family.  
As the years passed i forfeited this habit.  Be it that I am beginning my Anit Laziness Challenge/Bootcamp , I thought it would be fitting to make a menu for this week!  So it will look a little something like this...

Monday
Am: Cereal
Lunch: Egg salad
Pm: Chicken & Oyster Sauce (will post recipe :))

Teusday
Am: Banana Peanutbutter Smoothie
Lunch: Tomato Soup
Pm: Spicy fahitas

Wednesday
Am: Scrambled eggs & cucumbers
Lunch: Very Berry Yogurt Smoothie
Pm: BBQ Burgers

Thursday
Am: Cereal
Lunch: Peanut butter Sandwhich
Pm: Stewed Cabbage & Rice (yumm...have to try it-will post recipe)

Friday
Am: Fruit
Lunch: Greek Wrap
Pm: Left overs :)

Sat  & Sun-No cooking, we will be out at the Rally & visiting with friends  :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Easy Spaghetti

Ingredients
 2 cloves garlic
 1/2 Onion
Ground beef
 1 tbs green onion
1 green chile (fresh from my garden :))
2 tbs fresh basil
1 cube chicken bullion
salt & pepper
2 tbs bbq sauce
1 can tomato sauce (plain)









Step 1: Brown onion, garlic & meat


































Step 2:  Simmer and add seasonings (chile, salt pepper, basil)

















Step 3: Add tomato Sauce, bbq sauce and chicken bullion cube top with more fresh basil





















Step 4-eat!  Serve Over Spaghetti Noodles! And enjoy!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Launching Cookin' With Lady Vee

Well here I am!  Again with something new!  As you will see I love new fresh things, and cooking is never an exception!  Food and cooking are such huge parts of my life. I have never been known to be a recipe Hog.  I think recipes are meant to be enjoyed by all! I have never understood why people keep there recipes a secret?  Bit selfish no?  Anyhow, sorry if  stepped on anyones toes with that one...but enjoy this recipe!! :)


Sweet Jerk Pork Chops


Ingredients

6 pork chops (washed in lime juice and vinegar)
2 tbs jerk seasoning
1 medium onion diced
4 gloves of grated garlic
1/2 tomato chopped
2 sprigs of thyme
1 pack shake and bake pork chop glaze
1/4 scotch bonnet pepper
2 tb honey
5 tbs soya sauce
4 tbs bbq sauce
2 tbs ketchup

Directions

1)clean the meat, then season with onion garlic, jerk sauce, soya, thyme, pepper and tomato
2) set aside 4-6 hours to marinate
3)pour shake and bake glaze in plastic bag and coat meat
4) broil or bbq  7-10 min on each side
5)once browned transfer to baking dish and add tomato, a little ketchup and butter, add honey, bbq sauce brushed over meat
6)cover in baking dish and cook on low about 250 until tender

Enjoy!
This recipe tastes great with a nice summer salad or classic rice & peas!