Monday, November 19, 2012

Can We Get to the Party on Time?

Every so often ever think you may need to celebrate, have a party and blow off a little steam?  But you know the problem, nothing ever really seems to be going your way.  Just really seems that things may be blowing up around you.    

 Things could be in pieces around you, leaving you just to figure it all out, maybe even wonder will you get to your destination on time.  Of course that could be left up to discussion, but depending on the person, you may not always win the battle.  

Then you have those days you think that may be all to yourself, a little me time before the the big event, enjoy the quiet,  don't you know it is always that same annoying caller that has a 

way of getting you to always do what they want, yeah I hate that too.  

Though of course when the day seems to be going down hill and you realize that your plans may be heading out the window, you get stuck just sitting around waiting for that other shoe to drop.  

Yeah busy work that is all that you can do until you can hopefully get the job done and head on out the door.  Just never really happens quickly and more work always piles up, leaves you stunned , and maybe even finding more work hidden where you were not expecting it to be.  I still say take it easy you take a deep breath, grab a cup of Joe, it will work out I promise.  

Now wait, yes I promise which means of course something else may go wrong , have a chance of blowing up.  We just need to stop, if it does, take a look around and get a handle on the situation, tell an anecdotal story.  

Maybe stop and smell the roses of our lives, find out what is truly important to us, because it in  those rare moments everything just seems to make sense, even appreciate what we have , celebrate just a little bit more.    

So maybe we can celebrate that joy, just a little more, realize just how precious it truly is.  So if it is a quiet dinner for two, a dinner party for six, or a dance for fifty, just enjoy the moment and the people you are with.

Tropical Hawaii Pineapple-Glazed Pork Skewers

1 Tbsp vegetable oil, 
1 cup long-grain white rice
1/3 cup honey
1- 20 oz can pineapple chunks in juice, drained, coarsely chopped (juice reserved)
salt and ground pepper
1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 medium red bell peppers, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger (from a peeled 1/2-inch piece)
1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving

  1. Heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. Cook rice according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk honey and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Alternately thread pork and bell peppers onto skewers; season with salt and pepper. Grill, brushing occasionally with honey mixture, until pork is cooked through and peppers begin to char, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. To rice, add pineapple chunks, scallions, ginger, and oil. Season with salt and pepper, and fluff with a fork. Serve kebabs with rice and lime wedges.

Green Beans Glazed with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

12 oz green beans
1 oz unsalted butter
3 oz balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
salt and pepper
fresh parsley 

  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add  green beans, bring back to the boil and simmer for about 5 minutes until tender-crisp then drain.  
  2. Using the same saucepan, melt together the butter, vinegar and honey. Then add the green beans, season with salt and pepper, and toss together until the beans are fully glazed.

Sex in a Pan

1 cup flour

1/2 cup butter or margarine

3/4 cup chopped pecans

1- 8oz package cream cheese, softened

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 container whipped topping, 

1 package vanilla instant pudding

1 package chocolate instant pudding

3 cups cold milk, divided
1 square semisweet chocolate, shaved, 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  
  2. Combine flour, butter and pecans and press into a 9x13x2-inch baking pan.  Bake for 25 minutes. Then cool in pan.  
  3. Combine cream cheese and confectioners' sugar and spread over pecan mixture. Spread half of the whipped topping over the cream cheese layer.
  4. Mix package of vanilla pudding using 1-1/2 cups of milk. Spoon evenly over the whipped topping; spread until layer is even. 
  5. Mix package of chocolate pudding using remaining 1-1/2 cups milk. Spread on top of vanilla pudding. Spread remaining whipped topping on top and sprinkle with shaved semisweet chocolate or mini chocolate chips. 

1 comment:

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