Sunday, September 6, 2009

Recipes galore and a shrug :)

I started taking pictures of the food that I make because I figured that I take pictures of everything else, so why not?

I just made some friend rice that turned out really well for slapping it together last minute. I even made my boyfriend stop eating so I could take a picture :) I based it off of this recipe that I found:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Fried-Rice

Since I'm last minute, I didn't make the rice ahead of time. I also forgot that I didn't have eggs, so I was really disappointed when I looked at the recipe again after I started making it. Here's the recipe that I made:

3 T. oil
1 carrot
1/2 onion
1 1/2 celery stalks
1 vegetable bouillon cube dissolved in 1/4 c. water
2 t. garlic powder
1 1/2 t. ground ginger (this is an estimate)
2-3 T. Soy sauce
5 shakes of pepper
2-3 T. Parsley (this is used mostly just for looks rather than taste)
4 c. cooked rice

Boil rice in water with 1 t. salt. Set aside. Saute onoin, carrot, and celery in oil. Add rice and remaining ingredients. Mix well because rice will try to stick together.
**I would recommend adding the egg after you sauteed the veggies but before you add the rice.

This takes about 20 minutes if you have the rice precooked.

I also made pizza....a recipe that I have mentioned before on here, but now there's a picture!! This time I topped it with broccoli (I just pulled it out of the freezer and defrosted it), garlic (I just cut up the cloves and put them on there), onions, and green peppers. I also sprinkled parsley on top as a finishing touch. The vegetables are slightly crunchy after the pizza is cooked. If you are not a big fan of this, I would saute them before you put them on the pizza.


While I didn't make these muffins, they were definitely worth mentioning. These are banana crumb muffins that my boyfriend made, and they turned out awesome.


http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Banana-Crumb-Muffins/Detail.aspx

They are really moist, easy to freeze so they can be defrosted later in the microwave for a quick breakfast, and filling. That and I'm not a big fan of nuts because a lot of times they seem to make things drier.

The last thing that I started working on is a shrug.

http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/AfghansThrows/LM0311+Crochet+Magic+Shrug.htm

I'm not a big fan of boleros and shrugs, but I figured that I would give it a shot. I also don't particularly like the picture, but after reading the pattern, I think it will turn out a little different. It already looks different because I am using a different yarn and tighter stitches. Here is the progress so far, although I know I will need more yarn other than what I have. However, I can't find the sleeve that tells what color it is and I looked at Michael's and I couldn't find anything like it. It may have been a seasonal color so I'm crossing my fingers that it will come back this year :)

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