Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Honey

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Civil Contract

A Civil Contract A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am rating this as a subset of all books by Heyer, instead of all the books I've read. I've read almost all of her books except the detective stories. I just can't get into them.
'A Civil Contract' was a little more down to earth, realistic. I enjoyed this book immensely.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Fancy Green Beans

I got this off the FoodWine discussion list some time ago, but had never tried it. Not bad, but I did make some changes. No bell peppers or onions. Almonds instead of cashews. I made it for 2 people, but used 1 slice of bacon (yum).
Reminds me of people that request one of your recipes, and complain that it didn't turn out like yours, when come to find out they had made a lot of substitutions (grin).

Fancy Green Beans - 8 servings
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans
2 slices bacon
1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
1/2 cup thin onion wedges
1/2 cup whole cashews

In a small bowl, stir together the teriyaki sauce, honey, and butter.
Fill a bowl with cold water and ice cubes.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the lemon juice. Drop in
the beans and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until beans are bright
green. Drain the beans in a colander and then plunge them into the
iced water. Drain again and set aside.
In a skillet, cook the bacon until very crispy, crumble and set
aside. Saute the bell pepper and onion in the hot bacon fat for 2
minutes. Add the beans, cashews, and bacon to the skillet. Add the
teriyaki-honey sauce and toss gently.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Zucchini Casserole

We got yellow zucchinis at the market this morning. They don't taste any different that the green ones, but I love the color!
Veggie Casserole: (Mom's from the 1950's)
Cut up into separate piles: Zucchini, Vidalia onions, tomaotes, bell peppers (green and red). Layer veggies with slices of Velveeta. Bake at 350F until the veggies are done to your liking.

Endeavor Lands July 31, 2009

Endeavour kicked up dust as it touches down on Runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to complete the 16-day, 6.5-million mile journey on the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour landed on orbit 248. Main gear touchdown was at 10:48:08 a.m. EDT. Nose gear touchdown was at 10:48:21 a.m. and wheels stop was at 10:49:13 a.m. July 31, 2009