14 July 2008

I Got Better....

Just a little something I made up... enjoy!

13 July 2008

Sushi Bowl

I got this one from the renowned 101 Cookbooks: Sushi Bowl.

Only things I changed from the original recipe are:
1. No onions (blech!)
2. I used white short grain sushi rice/ rice vinegar instead of brown
3. I made half the recipe since I was only cooking for two

The rice takes a long time to make, but I understood that going into the recipe since I've prepared sushi rice before. Everything else was relatively simple-- there are many pieces to this recipe but none are complicated. I would absolutely make this again!

10 July 2008

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This recipe was modified from the one found here at AllRecipes.

Except my modified version won't give you a heart attack. That is way too much chicken (and definitely way too much cheese and salad dressing) for one pizza! Plus, I didn't feel that the melted butter was adding anything... I assure you my version was excellently tasty! Serve with a side of celery for a familiar treat.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

1-2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cooked and cubed
2 oz hot sauce
Bleu cheese salad dressing
1 (16 inch) prepared pizza crust (Boboli)
4oz shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat oven as indicated on crust packaging (usually 450F).

2. Cover pizza crust with bleu cheese dressing (as if it were pizza sauce).

2. In a small bowl, combine the cubed chicken and hot sauce. Mix well. Top pizza with chicken mixture and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

3. Bake in preheated oven until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly, about 5 to 10 minutes. Let set a few minutes before slicing, and serve.


If Life Throws You Hot Dogs...

....and you only have hamburger buns, make the best of it!!!

Meh, it all tastes the same!

06 July 2008

Food and Fire

I still have both my hands and all my fingers, though my scalp is a little worse for the wear. Unfortunately, the weather decided not to comply with my wishes for a clear day, and we ended up skipping public fireworks due to the day long stint of scattered showers. Good thing, then, that my dad had a stash of things that we could blow up in the backyard when the rain finally disappeared around 10:30 that night.

Since the rain was in and out the whole day, we got the grilling and half our eating done before it returned. We made the best of it, especially since we had some tasty food to get us through the day!

Appetizers were guacamole and tortilla chips that I hastily put together after a strong craving for avocados, as well as fried mozz made by my brother (recipe here). 10/10 for presentation (although I took mine without onions *shudder*!)

On the grill were beef ribs and chicken pieces, done by my dad the grillmaster. Sides of corn on the cob and pasta salad with creamy italian dressing were supplied by my mom. Go teamwork!

Can you tell it was overcast?

My job was dessert - double chocolate Ghirardelli brownies with caramel topping, aside some slow churned vanilla ice cream. Thank goodness for pacing ourselves!

This week will be spent atoning for my gluttonous weekend... but it was so worth it! I'll leave you with this most excellent photo of yours truly: