Monday, January 17, 2022

Fruit Salad with Champagne Sauce


 1 cup kiwi, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
 1 cup figs, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
 1 cup grapes, sliced in half
 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced in half
 1 cup fresh raspberries
 2 egg yolks
 1/3 cup granulated sugar
 1 cup Champagne
 Heat broiler to its highest setting.
 Divide the cut fruits into 4 soup plates, arranging them
 decoratively. Make sauce by combining egg yolks and sugar in
 a mixing bowl. Whisk briskly until the yolks begin to turn a
 light lemony color. Add the Champagne a little bit at a time,
 whisking constantly until well blended.
 Place the mixing bowl in a pot or pan and pour about 1 inch
 of water around it. Bring the water to a simmer and continue
 to whisk vigorously until the mixture becomes light and foamy.
 Once the mixture starts to thicken, remove the bowl from the
 heat. Do not overcook. Continue to whisk for 10 seconds.
 Pour equal amounts of sauce over each fruit salad. Place the
 plates under the broiler about 3 inches from the source of
 heat and allow them to cook just until they are lightly
 browned on the surface, rotating as needed.
 Serve immediately with remaining Champagne to accompany.

Taco Salad


 1 pound lean ground beef
 1 tablespoon chili powder
 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped or shredded
 1 bunch romaine lettuce, chopped
 3 large tomatoes, diced
 1 green bell pepper, diced
 1 red bell pepper, diced
 1 bunch green onions, chopped
 1 (4 oz.) can jalapeno peppers or 3 to 4 fresh ones,
 finely chopped
 1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained
 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained
 1 (12 oz.) bag shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
 2 (14.5 oz.) bags corn tortilla chips, crushed
 2 cups Miracle Whip
 1 cup ketchup
 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
 Brown the beef, drain, season with chili powder and set aside to
 cool.
 Prepare the dressing by whisking the Miracle Whip, ketchup and
 taco seasoning mix together in a small bowl.
 In a large bowl, combine iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce,
 tomatoes, green pepper, red pepper, green onions, jalapeno peppers,
 kidney beans, garbanzo beans, half of the cheese, half of the
 crushed chips, dressing and cooled ground beef. Mix well, cover
 and refrigerate.
 Just before serving, top the salad with the other half of the
 cheese and crushed chips. Serve with whole chips on the side.

Antipasto Pasta Salad


 1 pound shell, bowtie or elbow macaroni pasta
 1/4 pound Genoa salami, chopped
 1/4 pound pepperoni, chopped
 1/2 pound Asiago or Italian sharp cheese, diced
 1 (6 ounce) can black olives, drained and chopped
 1 red bell pepper, diced
 1 green bell pepper, diced
 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
 1 (.6 ounce) Italian dressing mix (Good Seasons)
 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
 2 tablespoons dried oregano
 1 tablespoon dried parsley
 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
 salt
 ground black pepper
 Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water
 until al dente. Drain and cool under cold water.
 In a large bowl, combine the pasta, salami, pepperoni,
 cheese, black olives, red bell pepper, green bell pepper
 and tomatoes. Sprinkle on the envelope of powdered dressing,
 mix thoroughly and refrigerate salad.
 To prepare the dressing, whisk together the olive oil,
 balsamic vinegar, oregano, parsley, parmesan cheese, salt
 and pepper. Just before serving, pour dressing over the
 salad and mix well.

Grilled Caribbean Chicken Salad


 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
 1/2 cup teriyaki marinade (store bought)
 4 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
 4 cups chopped green leaf lettuce
 1 cup chopped red cabbage
 5.5 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
 tortilla chips
 PICO DE GALLO:
 2 medium tomatoes, diced
 1/2 cup diced spanish onion
 2 tsps. chopped fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and de−ribbed
 2 tsps. finely minced fresh cilantro
 pinch of salt
 Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill.
 HONEY LIME DRESSING:
 1/4 cup Grey Poupon dijon mustard
 1/4 cup honey
 1−1/2 Tbsps. sugar
 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
 1−1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
 1−1/2 tsps. lime juice
 Blend all the ingredients in a small bowl with an electric mixer,
 Cover and chill.
 Marinate the chicken in the teriyaki for at least two hours. Use a
 resealable plastic bag. Put in fridge. Preheat outdoor or indoor
 grill. Grill the chicken for 4−5 mins. per side or until done. Toss
 the lettuces and cabbage together and divide into 2 large serving
 size salad bowls. Divide the pico de gallo and pour in equal portions
 over the two bowls of greens. Divide the pineapple and sprinkle on
 salads. Break tortilla chips into large chunks and sprinkle on salads.
 Slice the grilled chicken into thin strips and divide among bowls.
 Pour the dressing into two small bowls and serve with the salads.
 

Creamy Garlic & Dill Dressing

 
1 c. milk
1 c. fresh parsley, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. dried dill weed
Salt and pepper
Blend milk, parsley, and garlic in a blender until smooth. Pour milk mixture into a bowl and add
mayonnaise, dill weed, salt, and pepper. Whisk until blended.

Creamy Italian Dressing


1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/16 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp. fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper

Tarragon Dressing

 
3/4 c. olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. fresh tarragon, finely chopped
Salt and pepper

Lemon-Garlic Dressing

 
1/3 c. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. dry mustard

Parsley-Lime Dressing


1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 c. lime juice
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
Salt and pepper

Caramelized Pears with Mascarpone


If you have the time, let the pears cook longer to soften and darken more.
Slice a couple of pears into eight pieces each and toss with a few tablespoons of brown sugar. In a couple of tablespoons of butter, cook the pears, along with a handful of pecans, until they’re glossy on all sides, about four minutes. Whip together a half cup of mascarpone, a quarter cup of heavy cream, a tablespoon or two of brandy, and a tablespoon of sugar, until thick. Sprinkle the warm pears and pecans with a bit of allspice and serve them over the cream mixture.

Chicken Paprikash


In two tablespoons of butter, sear a pound of boneless, skinless chicken pieces, about a minute on each side. Add a thinly sliced large onion, two crushed garlic cloves, a teaspoon of minced ginger (or half a teaspoon of ground ginger), three tablespoons of Hungarian paprika, a bay leaf, and a couple of teaspoons of salt; cook for about three minutes. Add a cup of chicken broth and bring everything to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue cooking until the chicken is just done; stir in half a cup of sour cream and serve over buttered egg noodles.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill -Ed Sheeran



We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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sourcedumal:

nerdsagainstfandomracism:

Taika Waititi speaks out against racism

I’m so glad he is talking about how microaggressions load up

Laughing out of discomfort at someone being a dick is something I have had to work on. I realized it can be seen as agreement with whatever BS they are spouting. Now I stare and sometimes give a side eye or raised eyebrow if I can’t bring myself to say something. It is a tiny step.



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Saturday, September 09, 2017

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Waterloo Bridge, Effect of the Sun, 1903, Claude Monet



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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Only a few weeks until I see PoE live in California!!!













Only a few weeks until I see PoE live in California!!!



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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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Quilted bedrock map of Minnesota at the MN Dept of Natural Resources.



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Sunday, August 27, 2017

childe-hassam: View of the Thames, 1889, Childe Hassam



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View of the Thames, 1889, Childe Hassam



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Saturday, August 26, 2017

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childe-hassam:

Calvary Church in the Snow, 1893, Childe Hassam

Hassan captures buildings in snow, rain or fog so well.



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Friday, August 25, 2017

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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veronica-rich:

taxloopholes:

This change in perception reminded me of what the Koch brothers do:

1. Buy support in the media.

2. Create your own “news” outlets.

3. Fund groups to run media campaigns.

4. Pick reporters who obey your rules.

5. Attack those who expose your tactics.

It’s terrifyingly easy to manipulate huge amounts of people when you’ve got enough money.

Especially when you’re trying to infiltrate a business in which the employees are held to ridiculously high standards and hours for shockingly low wages.



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elemesy:

IF YOU CAN READ THIS WITHOUT FEELING A WARM BUBBLE OF HUMAN JOY IN YOUR HEART I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR YOU

(Also I was so confused for a while because the OP totally missed a number in the thread but the story is so precious I forgive them)



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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Monday, August 21, 2017

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

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