Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The baskets with handles are from Wal-Mart. $1.50 for the small ones and $2.50 for the big ones.
Last year for mother day I made some brag boards for our moms but the one I had for DH's mom got damaged in transit so I never gave it to her. I wanted to give it another try this year and ended up giving her this. Instead of using the ghetto clothespins , I used sheet metal and magnets. MIL is in love with bottle cap magnets and has become quite expert at making them, so I figured that if she put this sign up in her office she could show off grandkid pics as well as her bottlecaps.
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
5 egg yolks, beaten
3 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
¾ cup fresh lemon juice (5-6 lemons)
2 c. heavy whipping cream
Scald milk. Add sugar and cook until dissolved. Temper eggs then add all eggs to mixture. Add zest. Cook until thickened to a custard-like consistency. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Place pan in ice water. Stir in cream. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.* Transfer to ice cream maker and mix until an ice-cream consistency is achieved.
*May be placed in freezer for an hour instead of refrigerator.
Monday, July 11, 2011
On Sunday night he was craving a Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich from Subway, and since it was Sunday we of course weren't going to go get one, so we started researching recipes. By the time I found some good recipes, he had munched on something and wasn't hungry anymore, but I got really excited about our two favorite sauces, the sweet onion sauce and the southwest chipotle. (Try the sweet onion chicken teriyaki with just a small strip of the chipotle sauce, and lots of sweet onion sauce. It's divine!) I was only missing a couple ingredients so I got them today and whipped up these sauces tonight. They were both super duper easy but the sweet onion sauce has a rather strange ingredient that I wouldn't think most people have laying around. This buttermilk powder can be found on the baking isle, but not knowing what it looked like, I honestly wouldn't have found it. Luckily my friend spotted it.
Sweet Onion Sauce
Combine all ingredients. Bring to boil. Whisk well. Cool and store in refrigerator.
Southwest Chipotle Sauce
Combine all ingredients and refrigerate.
So tomorrow night's dinner is homemade Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwiches!!! We're excited. DH just needs to find Subways Italian Herb and Cheese bread recipe.
Monday, July 4, 2011
He came up with this sauce on his own. He loves to get as many spices into a sauce as he can, luckily I was taking notes so I was able to write up a recipe. Like any good ribs, these take quite a while, but they're worth it!
5 lbs. beef ribs
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 onion, minced
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
14 oz. ketchup
1/2 cup honey
2-3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire
2 Tbsp. liquid smoke
1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 - 1/8 tsp. ground clove
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. seasoning salt
1/2 tsp. tarragon
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. ground sage
3 drops green Tabasco
Saute garlic and onions in oil.
Stir in ketchup, honey and vinegar.
Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Slather ribs in sauce and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 280°. Place ribs in a roasting pan and cover. Bake for 2 1/2 hours then reduce heat to 200°for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Remove ribs and keep covered. Let sit for an about an hour.
Just before serving, place ribs on a preheated grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, just enough sear the ribs.