Aug 30, 2006

Free Chocolate!

I thought my last post would be the last for a while, until I found this offer for FREE CHOCOLATE online today. It is only good through the end of September so sign up now! :)

Temporary Break

Just a quick note to let you all know that I will be taking a temporary break from blogging due to no internet connection for the next couple of months. I will be back ASAP and hopefully while I am on hiatus my pesky camera cable will show up too!

Stick around and enjoy the archived posts, links and all the other goodies around here... there's lots to read! :)

Aug 20, 2006

Homemade Buttermilk and Sour Cream

I was just surfing around on one of my favorite websites, Laine's Letters, that features lots of tried and true home-style recipes. I found one today that I hadn't seen before and can't wait to try it.

Homemade Buttermilk

1/4 cup of buttermilk
4 cups of milk

Pour into a mason jar. Cover and shake a little, then put on the counter. In about 24 hours, you have buttermilk. Remember to save a little buttermilk from each batch for the next batch.

Homemade Sour Cream

Make the same as buttermilk, only you use heavy cream in place of the milk.

Aug 11, 2006

Chicken Adobo

With all the chaos that comes with unpacking after a move, I misplaced the cable that goes to my digital camera... so please bare with me as I search. The recipes won't stop but the pictures might be some time in coming. Today is my youngest daughter's 2nd birthday so when I get a pic for this recipe I'll be sure to post one of her cute cake as well :) I've got to find that cable, my camera's memory is about full.

Chicken Adobo has been one of those life saving recipes for us this past week. It's so easy and takes only a few minutes on the good 'ol George Foreman Grill (or you can grill them outdoors on your barbecue, bake them or broil them). You can use any kind of chicken for this... bone-in, boneless/skinless, even a whole chicken would work... just be sure to use enough lime juice to coat all the meat.

Chicken Adobo

Chicken (I used 2 lb. boneless/skinless chicken tenderloins)
3 key limes (adjust the amount according to the amount of chicken you are using)
Adobo Seasoning (make your own or if you don't have time Goya makes a nice ready made version)

Early in the day, sprinkle chicken generously with Adobo seasoning. Arrange pieces so that you can evenly squeeze lime juice over them. I used one of those metal lime juicers. Cover the chicken and place it in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Cook as desired. This chicken is so moist and delicious yet so simple. You can marinate it as little as 1/2 an hour up to 6 hours. Overnight would be too long because the citrus juice will begin to cook the meat. I served this with pinto beans and homemade rice-a roni and homemade tortillas but it would be great with just about any side dishes you would like. Enjoy!

Aug 8, 2006 Coupon Code

Hey there everyone! We are all moved into the hosue now and if I can ever find the cable to my camera I will post some more pics. We have been busy unpacking so not much cooking going on here but I did get a coupon code for in my email today and wanted to share. This one expires Friday but it's a good deal.

Use the code JUST4U at checkout to get $5 off your order of $150 or more. Expires August 11, 2006 (hey, that's my baby's birthday).