Thursday, November 11, 2010

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Today for dinner I made baked potato soup (the recipe is in an earlier blog's DELICIOUS! I wanted to have some bread with it and I found this yummy roll recipe. It's super quick and easy and tastes great!

  • 1 package quick-acting active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cup milk (105º to 115ºF degrees)
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour or whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • coarse salt

Dissolve yeast in warm milk with sugar in electric mixer bowl. Stir in 1 cup flour, oil, and salt. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour, scraping dough from side of bowl, until soft dough forms. Cover and let rise in warm place until double, about 45 minutes.

Heat oven 400ºF degrees. Prep a 12 cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Punch down dough in center and fold over a few times. Pinch off 1 inch balls of dough and quickly roll in palm of hands. Put 3 balls to one muffin cup; brush with melted butter; sprinkle with coarse salt.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until crust is light golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. Store loosely covered.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Green Smoothie

Last night at enrichment we learned how to make a delicious and healthy smoothie...but it's green. A little scary but surprisingly delicious! You can determine the amount of each ingrident depending on how much you want to make. 

canned pineapple w/ juice
banana (s) (I used about 3/4 of a banana for one smoothie)
frozen orange juice concentrate (just a couple spoonfuls)
a little water or milk (if it's too thick with just the pineapple juice)
spinach leaves (you can't really taste it...but makes it food for you)

First blend everything except for the spinach, then add the spinach and blend some more (if you put the spinach in first it won't blend very well)


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Arroz con Leche

Another food I've grown up on....I think it's pretty good. p.s. arroz con leche means rice and milk. 
rice (already cooked)
enough milk to cover rice about half way
dash of salt

put all ingredients into a pan and cook it until most of the milk is absorbed into the rice

It's really easy...and really good. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


So here is another classic food that I have always grown up with. It also is one of the recipes that no matter how many times I call my dad, I never remember how to make it. So this is just my guess. I really like Nasi and it makes great leftovers so I decided to make a big pan of it, now I'm set for the next week for every meal. 

1/2 head cabbage
onion powder
rice (cooked)

1. cook up some rice
2. chop up cabbage into small pieces and cook in pan until soft, also add in the the onion powder, salt, and pepper
3. in a different pan cook bacon, take out of pan, let cool, crumble
4. cook hamburger
5. add bacon and hamburger to cabbage, then add rice, mix it all together. 
6. fry up in a frying pan
7. put a fried egg on top, just to make it extra delicious

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Egg Fried Rice

So yesterday I made some teriyaki (I'm not going to write about how to make that cause it's pretty much just chicken and mr. yoshida's sauce), anyway, so I had leftover rice that I wanted to eat for lunch today. My dad always made fried rice with peas and eggs...I like I decided to give it a shot. I don't think I made it right...but it was worth a try. 

about a cup of rice
about 1/4 frozen peas
1 egg
dash of milk
mr. yoshidas sauce

1.Heat up the rice in a frying pan (it was leftovers...hence the reason I didn't cook it...again)
2.put the peas in a bowl with a little water and microwave a couple minutes
3.pour the cooked peas into rice (it's ok if there's still a little water in the peas, I think it makes the rice reheat better) cook until hot. 
4. whisk an egg, a dash of milk, some mr. yoshidas sauce, salt and pepper together. pour over the rice and fry it up until it's all cooked. 
5. add a little more yoshida's sauce right before you eat it. 

Monday, February 9, 2009

Chicken enchiladas with some greenish sauce?

So last time I went grocery shopping I was feeling crazy and decided to get some food that I had never made before...So I bought some tomatillos and some peppers. I have never cooked with these and I had no idea how. So I decided to make something sort of like the recipe that Aunt Pam commented on Linda's recipe blog with. It was inspired from this..but not like it at just made stuff up.  It actually turned out really good for being unfamiliar with these ingredients...mmm mmm good! Here's what I did...

1 chicken breast (boiled and shredded)
2 tomatillos
2 peppers ( I don't know what kind they were...but it was pretty spicy...haha...)
1 tablespoon butter
about a tablespoon flour
about 1/2 cup milk?
3 tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
spices.... garlic, onion, salt, pepper

1. put peppers under broiler until skin chars, peel skin off and seed the peppers
2. blend tomatillos and peppers until well blended
3. pour into pan, add spices,  and let simmer about 5 minutes
4. in another pan make white sauce (melt butter, pour in flour until smooth, slowly add milk, cook until sauce thickens stirring constantly)
5. combine white sauce, tomatillo mixture, set a little bit of the mixture aside to pour on top.
6. add shredded chicken to the sauce and mix well. 
7. put mixture into tortillas, add some cheese, roll them up, and put them in casserole pan
8. after all tortillas are in casserole pan pour the set aside sauce on top, and more cheese.
9. cook on 350 until cheese is melted. 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

sugar and spice muffins

At the beginning of the school year my mom bought me a big bag of Krusteaz pancake mix from Costco. It is a great "just add water" food to eat whenever I have no other food. To mix it up a bit I decided to look up some recipes that have pancake mix in them. Here's the one that I tried that was pretty good. 

2 1/2 cups krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil 
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
topping: 4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

preheat oven to 400 degrees. For batter: In medium bowl, stir together pancake mix, water, sugar, vegetable oil, egg and nutmeg until blended ( do not overmix). Spoon batter into lightly greased or paper-lined muffin pan, filling 2/3 full. Bake 12-14 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. For topping: melt butter, set aside. In small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. While muffins are warm from the oven, dip in melted butter followed by cinnamon and sugar mixture. 
makes 1 dozen muffins

When I cooked these for 14 minutes they were still gooey on the I cooked them longer and the top was slightly more than "golden brown". But other than that they were good.