Food Art #30

Filed under:Artistic Food Endeavors on the Web☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 31, 2006 @ 1:06 pm

So maybe you haven’t found that perfect bunny idea for the holiday spread yet. Here are two more ideas brought to us by the staff at Kraft Foods:

cookie bunny

marshmallow bunnies

Tabletop Dinner for Two☆ #7

Filed under:Pork,Potato,Tabletop Dinner for Two☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 28, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

Here is a simple scratch meal that requires very little preparation time, Portuguese Sausage & Veggie Dinner:

Portuguese Sausage & Veggie Dinner

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For the Portuguese Sausage & Veggie Platter, we chose sausage, potatoes, and cabbage:

Portuguese Sausage & Veggie Platter

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Using an electric skillet, begin with the potatoes and simply fry in butter. Sprinkle with a little white pepper. Add the sausage and remaining desired vegetables. Once fried, a little whole mustard and/or soy sauce can be added to individual servings for flavor. Also, the raw broccoli and cauliflower can double as pre-entrée appetizers using a dipping sauce. (Hubby and I used Sesame Thousand Island dressing mixed with mayonnaise and horseradish for the dipping sauce.)

Fried Portuguese Sausage & Veggies

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Food Art #29

Filed under:Artistic Food Endeavors on the Web☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 27, 2006 @ 9:29 am

If artistic creativeness facinates you, then here are more bunny ideas:

You could top off a meal with a pudding or jello snack. Or if sweets aren’t your thing, perhaps a meal with a salad. If you are looking for a midday solution, a sandwich may be the ticket.

Japanese "Fast Food" – Yakisoba

Filed under:Fast Food☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 25, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

Here is another “fast food” meal, yakisoba. Basically it is cabbage, carrots, shrimp, squid, pork, and soba noodles quick-fried in a wok with a sauce and then topped with nori flakes. The meal also included rice sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, as well as pickled radish (daikon) and ginger. I ordered a side salad to complete the dinner.

Yakisoba Dinner

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Tabletop Dinner for Two☆ #6

Filed under:Bread,Cheese,Crockpot/Crockette,Pork,Tabletop Dinner for Two☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 24, 2006 @ 12:21 am

Here’s a way to have a relaxing fondue meal without worrying about an open flame, Crockette Fondue:

Crockette Fondue

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Approximately one hour prior to serving, begin preheating by placing 2 cups of water in the Crockette (mini slow cooker) and heating on high. When you are ready to serve the fondue, empty the water from the Crockette and transfer prepared fondue cheese into the mini slow cooker. Place the Crockette on a table and plug into an electric outlet. Serve with a prepared Fondue Platter.

Crockette Fondue Platter

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For our platter we chose bread pieces, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, raw carrot, and bratwurst.

(NOTE: Because we could not find Gruyere cheese this time, we used a prepackaged fondue cheese product found in a local supermarket. This was a real time and energy saver because all that was required to prepare the product was to heat it in the microwave for three minutes. The flavor was not that bad at all – which surprised us because we had tried a prepackaged fondue cheese product two years ago without much satisfaction.)

Food Art #28

Filed under:Artistic Food Endeavors on the Web☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 23, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

With St. Patty’s Day over and the beginning of Spring, thoughts of bunnies begin to pop into my head. Here’s an idea for those who are looking for a way to make bunny pastries:

honey bunnies

Tabletop Dinner for Two☆ #5

Filed under:Bean,Rice,Seafood,Tabletop Dinner for Two☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 22, 2006 @ 12:31 am

This meal is neither your traditional beer-battered fish and chips nor your traditional tenpura. Instead, I came up with a meal that is a little of both worlds, Asian Beer Batter Niblet Dinner:

Asian Beer Batter Niblet Dinner

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Ingredients for the meal consisted of cooked rice sprinkled with crushed toasted sesame seeds, miso soup, 2 cups of freshly-made beer batter, and an Asian Beer Batter Niblet Platter:

Asian Beer Batter Niblet Platter

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1 large Russian red fish fillet (cut into bite-size pieces)
6 shitake mushrooms
10 fresh green beans
10 fresh shiso leaves
10 fresh basil leaves
10 slices of carrot
1 medium zucchini (sliced)

Rinse a pat dry vegetables. Then simply coat the ingredients thoroughly in the beer batter (a few at a time) and cook in a mini deep fryer until golden brown. We also added some nori sheets to the meal as a side munchie and soy sauce as a dipping sauce.

(NOTE: Although this doesn’t look like much food, the platter actually ended-up making enough niblets for 3 – 4 persons.)

Japanese "Fast Food" – Combination Dinner

Filed under:Fast Food☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 20, 2006 @ 12:06 pm

This fast food meal combines a little bit of everything: grilled chicken in tomato sauce, ground beef in demi-glaze, sausage, broccoli, corn, potatoes, a few strands of spaghetti, and rice.

Combination Dinner

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Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆ #48

Filed under:Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆,Pork,Potato,Salad — posted by IOjaw on March 18, 2006 @ 11:01 am

In the early ‘90s I created a St. Patty’s Day appetizer as a joke, Deviled Green Eggs:

Green Eggs

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This year hubby and I decided to use the appetizer as part of a complete St Patrick’s Day meal so this is what we had for the occasion, Green Eggs and Ham Meal:

Green Eggs & Ham Dinner

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The meal consisted of Green Egg Salad, Stir-Fried Ham and Broccoli, and Herb New Potatoes. (Although it’s difficult to tell from the pictures, the eggs are avocado-colored and the ham and broccoli had a light chicken bouillon and cornstarch green-colored sauce.)

Food Art #27

Filed under:Artistic Food Endeavors on the Web☆ — posted by IOjaw on March 17, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

So you have your St Patty’s edibles all planned out. But you might still need something to wash the munchies down. Here are some other than the traditional alcoholic beverage ideas:

matcha

shamrock shake

leprechaun cooler


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