Thursday, January 7, 2010

Brrr, it's cold in here...

It is currently 32 degrees in Houston, Texas! And that's not even the crazy part..later tonight/tomm. morning it will be 25 degrees, but it will feel like 13! In Houston, Tx! It has already snowed this year, so I guess nothing should shock me.

Here are our culinary feats for Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday we used the crock pot, which is my new best friend. You can put just about anything in there, turn it on high or low, pick the number of hours and leave it! Once it finishes cooking time, it just switches to warm. My aunt has always told me it is like the supper fairy came and I agree!
On Wednesday, Cody put 2 pieces of venison back strap in the crock pot, some halved red potatoes, some carrots, 1 beer, garlic, salt and pepper. We let it cook all day and it was great!

Tonight I used a Parmesan Crusted Tilapia recipe that I got from a friend.
I dipped 2 pieces of fresh tilapia in a little lemon juice (gets rid of fishy flavor).
Then dip in bread crumbs (Progresso Italian Style)
Put on foil on a cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 min. (I baked at 375 degrees)
When u have 5 min left sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top and let it cook the last 5 minutes

For sides, I steamed broccoli in the microwave and then used my Better Homes cook book and found a recipe for
Easy Risotto
1/3 cup chopped onion (1 small)
1 tbs butter or margarine
2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
2 cups water
1 tsp instant chicken bouillon granules
Dash black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1. In a medium saucepan cook the onion in hot butter until tender; add rice. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Carefull stir in the water, bouillon granules and pepper. Bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer (covered for 20 minutes - do not lift lid).
2. Remove saucepan from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in Parm. cheese.
I LOVED tonight's meal!
Happy almost Friday to all! I love the way 3-day weeks make Friday get here so much faster! : )


katie + bret said...

More Fiesta ware!!

Look at you girl and your fancy cooking. I am impressed! Sadly enough, Bret wouldn't eat ANY of that :-/ I would though and it looks amazing!

The Sages said...

We love our fiesta ware! : )