I need a new apron.
I want a new apron.
I'm tired of just tucking a dishtowel into the top of my pants and wiping my hands on that...I need something cute...something stylish..I need to win THIS giveaway!
Korean Beef (adapted from lizzy writes) 1/2 lb left over rump roast-cooked 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 T sesame oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 3 cloves garlic-chopped 1 t chopped ginger Heat oil in large saucepan, add leftover roast and heat through, add brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger and cook approx 5 minutes. It gets gloriously thick and sticky b/c of the brown sugar. Serve over rice! I sauteed up some mushrooms and onions in a separate pan and we had those with it as well. I had planned on doing this with ground beef (and I intend on keeping it on our rotating menu)-but since I had the leftover roast, I didn't want to waste it...we were SO pleased with this dish! It was sweet, salty, and delicious!
I saw the idea for 'drunken gummi bears' floating around the internet..and well, I just happened to have some Whipped Cream flavored vodka.
Bag of Gummi Bears take a bath in the vodka... they take a loooong bath...4 days (at least)...
and they soak up all that vodka....and they get all plump and shiny..
And even more delicious than they already are! These would be GREAT at a party...but they are JUST as great hiding in a tiny container in the back of my fridge for "Mama needs a moment" erm..moment!
Where knockin back a real shot would send me into allergic hives...these little guys don't seem to phase me! Well...I'm sure the WHOLE container would...but just one or two...or ok...8 *giggles* didn't seem to make me itchy! I've seen people do the same technique with gummi worms and peachy-o's too. The gummi-vodka possibilities go on and on!!
Picture it, Sicily, 1924...
ok..not really..it's more like Kansas City, 2000...not quite as impressive..but wait...
so I'm out to dinner pre Prom and we go to this majorly italian restaurant.."what's good?" and I'm asking everyone-by dinner companions, the waiter, the table next to us. The most 'italian' I'd been was Olive Garden. Other than that it was the occassional lasagna or spaghetti at home and school. But this was the real deal. This was Cascone's.
I ended up getting the Chicken Spedini, and that's where the love affair began. Crispy breaded chicken, doused in this lemony, garlicky, sauce. Amazing.
When reps would ask what to cater to the Dr's office (a few years later) I'd answer with a sound "Get the Spedini from Cascone's". Sometimes they would bend to my will. And when they did it was a happy happy day.
I recently had the great pleasure of becoming friends with a bona fide Cascone, she's absolutely del…