Sunday, May 22, 2011

Big Bertha

I made a pound cake today. I named it…wait for it…Big Bertha.  Normally, I make an old recipe that my mother shared with me a long time ago which uses two loaf pans. It’s a “no fail” winner and is great for strawberry shortcake. This is not that cake. I used a bundt pan for the recip today and the cake, my friends, is huge. I guess I was feeling quite confident this afternoon so I thought I’d kick it up a notch. I’ll admit, we had a 5 lbs container of sour cream that needed to be used up so I conveniently googled “Sour Cream Pound Cake” and of course the first thing that pops up is Paula Deen’s recipe. Dang that woman.  I skimmed the recipe, already knowing that I had all the ingredients including this awesome Mexican vanilla (thank you Michelle) that was a gift from a friend. I could feel my thighs enlarging. People, this is a serious pound cake so make it at your own risk I have to say though…it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!! Pound cake is one of the easiest recipes to make so if you’re ready for summer, try this recipe and get out the fresh berries and whipped cream. It’s absolutely perfect…but, it’s really big J.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Berries are back!

Berries are back in season and so is my daily greek yogurt parfait! It's a light, easy and low fat snack that even my boys love on hot summer days. Hope you're able to enjoy this quick snack this week!

1/2 c. of 0% Fage Greek Yogurt
1 TBS honey
your favorite berries (my favorite are blackberries)
and 1/4. c Kashi Go Lean Crunch

Mix your yogurt and honey together until smooth and layer the berries on top. Sprinkle the Kashi on top and eat immediately.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I've Gotten Curried Away

Before we moved to the DFW area, our, shall we say, variety of food choices were unlimited. We lived in a very central area with everything from Sushi and Greek to Indian and African food and it made is really fun going out with friends and family. Thai and Indian food, are by far one of my favorite foods. Some people are scared of it, but I really think that I could eat them (curry specifically) every day. Unfortunately for me, they're one of the scariest things to make and to be perfectly honest I've never tried. One of the reasons being is that my Indian and Pakistani friends say that it's just easier to buy that type of  food from a restaurant because it tastes better. If THEY can't make it right then how am I suppose to??? Secondly, I don't like to be a failure in the kitchen and failure just seems kinda likely to me when it comes to ingredients that I'm not use to using. Well, I'm trying something today. Just the regular ol' Thai Chicken Curry, which I actually never even get when I go out to eat Thai food, but it seemed like the easiest thing to make. Wish me luck...I'm gonna need it! Will post results *fingers crossed*!!

Here's the our menu for the week!

Monday ~ Thai Chicken Curry with Rice

Tuesday ~ Asian Pork Roast with Steamed Veggies

Wednesday ~ Taco Soup (this recipe shows as turkey chili but it's not!! Def a taco soup...chili does NOT have corn it :) )

Thursday ~ Leftovers

Friday ~ MYO Pizza night with Spinach Salad