Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mandy Cristo Sandwiches

So I made a Mandy variation of my favorite sandwich...the Monte Cristo.

  • On four pieces of white bread I spread softened cream cheese, not too generously.
  • Then there was a little mustard (I used a fancy dijon kind)
  • a little bit of thinly sliced onion
  • Next I spread a little strawberry jam (homemade)
  • Then it was time for the turkey breast (I used 2 slices of Kirkland brand)
  • Topped it with a little bit of crispy bacon pieces.

In a bowl I whisked 2 eggs, a sprinkle of salt, a sprinkle of cinnamon/nutmeg blend, and about a 1/4 cup of liquid (Intl delight) french vanilla coffee creamer.

Put the sandwich together and dipped each side in the egg and put it right onto a preheated griddle (350) cooked each side until brown (about 4-5 minutes per side)

You can serve with a green salad, french fries...DELISH!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Calling all Cooks!!

A great chance to shine!!! Each week you can submit a blog post and recipe!

Check out America's Test Kitchen for more details!!

keeping it cool

This is my second jungle season the east coast...time flies...can't believe that I've been a VA girl for almost a year!
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For a girl from the cloudy, gray, cool and rainy WA, the heat is something to get used to.

So to keep cool this summer and still have tasty meals, I've been trying out some new salad creations.

First keeping it cool's simple! Ready?

1 package couscous cooked according to the directions.  (I used chicken broth, curry, Montreal chicken seasoning for the seasoning)

Once cooled I add a vinaigrette dressing of my choice.  I don't add much...just enough to make it a little moist.  My favorite is a raspberry vinaigrette.  Add your choice of yummy items.  Last night I used cheese cubes,  left over crockpot chicken, strawberries, pine nuts.  YUMMY!

I'd love to hear what kinds of things you make while keeping it cool!  Have a great summer day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Farmers' Markets

I've been enjoying going to Farmer's Markets in the area.

A couple of weeks ago we went to one in Reston.

Last weekend we went to one in Leesburg and this weekend close to home we are going to check out the one at South Riding

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