Monday, December 28, 2009

Miracle Reggae

Annabella is teething..... and I know I am going to get lots of crap for this, but a DVD is the answer..... But its not an overstimulating DVD, is a documentary about some people that play reggae, Okay, I don't really know what its about, but they are in jamaica and they say "I" it has subtitiles so if you wanna know what they are saying or what its about they will tell you

Okay ready.... here it is

Rockers - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                      Rockers - 25th Anniversary Edition

I don't care how bad of a mood she is in when I put that on she just quiets down and watches them, dances, screams talks to them. Maybe rastafari knew what he was doing? Either way, I don't mind it because I get to listen to SWEET reggae music instead of my little baby being sad


Truffles.... well almost

I made truffles the other day for my friend, and I wished that I had saved some for myself, so I decided to make some, it didn't turn out quite like I planned but I still got to eat my chocolate. Truffles by the way are DELICIOUS! And can be made in about 20 minutes (plus 2 hrs chilling then you have to roll them into balls and then into cocoa or something)

First I bring about 1/8 cup of heavy cream  to a simmer over LOW heat stirring constantly, it will quickly reach a simmer
Next add 3 tablespoons of butter, and continue to mix over low heat, the red spoon is from the Christmas cranberry sauce.
Melt the butter and continue to stir until it is all melted and a uniform liquid
Now add about half a bag of semisweet chocolate chips ( or bittersweet, or whatever kind you like, I experiment with whats on sale) Melting over low heat
I kept Melting and stirring over the lowest setting that I had. Making lovely swirly designs with my spoon, wishing chocolate didn't burn on high heat
Now at this point I sometimes will stir in some vanilla extract. I haven't yet made two batches side by side to see which one I like better yet, keep going almost there!

Now I had some lovely chocolate truffle mmmmmmmm

Now I allotted myself, as I always do some warm chocolate to eat because its SOOO yummy when its warm
I poured the rest into a cup which I then covered in tin foil and put in the refrigerator.

What I should have done was leave it alone in that refrigerator covered. But it is like velvet, and I guess I didn't allot myself enough chocolate, because I ate it, it was there in the fridge and I was in a bad mood. Feeling agro and Annabelle kept yelling at me. So what do I do when I'm in a bad mood. Since I've vowed no cigarettes till Annabelle is done breastfeeding. I haven't smoked one in about two and a half years. And don't intend on subjecting her to that

SO I ATE CHOCOLATE! And its such a great substitute, tastes so much better

For those of you who don't devour it before its hard. You should leave it for two hours in the fridge then scoop out tablespoons full and roll them to balls then roll them in toasted nuts, coconut, cocoa powder, cocao  nibs, or even some jimmies sprinkles, make sure they are good quality though or they taste waxy.

Good luck

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dehydrating pasta

Well I did it I dehydrated my pasta it took about 3 hours and I think its done, the food dehydrator has no setting for 'dry pasta' it doesn't tell you how to do it in the book that came with it either, so its pretty broken I bet it will be good in some chicken noodle soup or something like that. I'm sure I will reference this blog in the future when I use them

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Chicken Florentine

Well we had chicken Flourentine tonight with fresh spinach pasta made in my cuisine art stand mixer and it was DELICIOUS! I am drying the pasta right now and hope that it will come out good, now that I have a food dehydrator it is very easy for me to do this but I have never done it before I am hoping that it comes out better then the stuff I let dry on the counter (yuck) But the chicken was good I didn't even use a meat thermometer to check the temp of the chicken (which I usually do because I am narotic about getting food posioning

the fresh pasta, i toss it in cornmeal after I seperate it so that it doesn't stick

the finished product, it was well liked by all

Now I am drying it and hoping that it comes out well, daddy is playing video games and I am here in the kitchen wishing that all my pots and pans weren't at our other house becuase I am bored here doing nothing, ahh well tomarrow will mean another car ride, but hmmmmm, chicken and rice....