Friday, December 26, 2008

Engagement Party Delights

F. and I had our engagement party a couple weeks ago, and my mother delighted me with two new recipes that I hadn't tried out before.

a chiffonade'd baby spinach salad dressed with a store bought raspberry vinegarette with chopped walnuts and dried cranberries

green beans tossed in a simple one part soy sauce, one part melted butter sauce topped with toasted almond slivers

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pork Chops with Spiced Apples and Yellow Rice

2 chops (dredged in mix of 1 tb smoked paprika & 1/2 tb cinnamon) fried in pan

3/4 ts tumeric
1/8 ts cumin
dash of cinnamon
-heat in dry pan till fragrent. Add, 1.5C water + 1 tb butter and bring to boil.
Then add 3/4C rice. Cover, simmer for 20 min or until done.

Bake peeled and cubed apples in a clay dish with a cinnamon stick and a tablespoon of brown sugar at 350 for a half hour.

Serve up & enjoy