Thursday, May 11, 2006

TEA ON THURSDAY

HERE'S MY HANDLE, HERE'S MY SPOUT ELEMENT
When you use this element in a layout, it would be a nice touch to create some 'steam swirls' using a nice soft brush and backing off the opacity!
So its looking a little 'dodgey' outside... perhaps this will be a nice day to enjoy a cuppa tea. I had a date with my friend Kristin - we were going to explore the joys of Microsoft Expressions together...however, Kristin did what I usually do - she double booked herself. If her weather is not looking too bad she hopes to visit Ft. Steele today. That is a very interesting place, Miles and I have visited there, only it was offseason so there was not much action at the time. I would like to make up some exciting news for you about yesterday, but truly it was just a blur at this point. We are meeting deadlines so almost every minute is accounted for...I did not even clean out one cupboard or drawer, but today I plan on hitting one drawer, and taking SOMETHING to the thrift instead of opposite!

I would like to share Gina's recipe...now, I honestly have not tried it myself yet...but it sounds mouthwatering and I plan on making it very soon. She does caution it is not for the faint of toungue if you add hot chili peppers. I cannot give the link to her blog at this time because they are updating at the blog server and so you would be sent to a blank page...but I will post it asap.

Chili Cheese Appetizers

½ c. margarine
10 eggs
½ c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
8 oz. green chilies, chopped
1 pt. cottage cheese
1 lb. Jack cheese, grated

Blend in blender:
½ c. margarine
10 eggs
½ c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix together in a large bowl:
8 oz. green chilies, chopped
1 pt. cottage cheese
1 lb. Jack cheese, grated

Add blended mixture to bowl ingredients and stir well.
Pour into greased 10x13 pan. Bake at 400 for
15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350. Bake 30 minutes
longer. Cut into squares. Freezes well.


And now, time for my tip - and I will keep going with the food theme:
BARB'S TIP # 5
ANOTHER USE FOR JELLY POWDER
Miles and I had pancakes for supper yesterday (isn't it always funner to have breakfast stuff for dinner?) I did not have any syrup so I searched the far recesses of my cupboards until I had an 'aha!' solution. As I wanted to top the hotcakes with strawberries I simply sprinkled the sliced berries with about 4 tbsp of raspberry jelly powder and cooked them for about 2 or so minutes on high in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. This made a delish topping - sorta like fresh freezer jam flavour. What I appreciated is the fruit was still half crisp and the syrup capturing the natural juice flavor of the strawberries.
By the way... if your little one or loved one has the flu and you want to give them something tasty and healthy to drink for fluids, you can make a 'hot jelly' drink by simply taking the jelly powder, mixing to taste in a cup of hot water...its soothing and will not upset the tummy!
I would love to publish your recipes and tips! Please email me at lalalime@hotmail.com
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3 comments:

  1. what in the world is jelly powder girl? Some Candian thing?

    BTW - This recipe is really yummy. My family loves it. The green chilies aren't hot... they just give flavor. If someone wanted a bit of 'kick' they could add a tsp of jalepenos or habeneros.

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  2. what in the world is jelly powder girl? Some Candian thing?

    BTW - This recipe is really yummy. My family loves it. The green chilies aren't hot... they just give flavor. If someone wanted a bit of 'kick' they could add a tsp of jalepenos or habeneros.

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  3. sounds like a great recipe ..it should be really good ...can't wait to try it

    judgirl

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