www.vrbo.com . Our family has grown from the already large seven to eight and all are adults (range 18-24yrs.) except one. Hubby and I asked the five adult children to prepare one evening meal each during our vacay. They were all willing and began planning their menus. For fun, we decided to have a vote for our favorite meal. The winner to receive a $25 gift card.
Second night was bacon wrapped chicken and vegie shishkabobs with tossed salad, tater tots and brownies al a mode. Our 18 year old son planned this meal pretty much on his own. I suggested the tossed salad and baked potatoes. He agreed to buy bagged salad, but opted for tater tots - no surprise there. It was quite yummy!
Third night our oldest daughter, 24, prepared a traditional German meal with sauerbraten, potato and sauerkraut casserole, green beans and a delicious coffee cream pudding. She worked hard researching her recipes and planning ahead. It was very tasty!
Fifth night our oldest son, 20, prepared stir fry steak, shrimp and vegies over rice. He also made deep fried rice puffs for dessert. He worked hard chopping all the vegies and meat. It was a very delicious meal!
Voting time was difficult - so many great meals, but oldest daughter won with her German meal prep. Congrats, Sweetie!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
My daughter's recipe was from England with metric measure and ingredients hard to find in the USA. Therefore, I have substituted the below recipe. Found it here: http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-banoffee-pie-74088. Still looks and sounds wonderful. Enjoy! :)
Easy Banoffee Pie
By Cookie Ads on October 28, 2003
- Prep Time: 3 1/2 hrs
- Total Time: 6 1/2 hrs
- Yield: 1 pie
- 1 ready-made graham cracker pie crust (or make your own crust for a pie about 10" across)
- 1 (1 2/3 cup) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 bananas
- 1 1/3 cup cream
- hot chocolate powder or cocoa, for dusting
Prep Time: 3 1/2 hrs
Total Time: 6 1/2 hr
Total Time: 6 1/2 hr
- Place the UNopened can of condensed milk (don't open the can!) in a saucepan and cover with water.
- Bring the water to the boil then reduce slightly and let the can boil covered for 2 1/2 or 3 hours (if you're patient enough to wait for 3 hours it is better).
- IMPORTANT- Don't ever let the saucepan boil dry.
- Keep checking up on it and adding water if necessary.
- Remove the can and wait a few minutes before opening it very carefully in the sink.
- The condensed milk will look like creamy brown caramel.
- Stir the caramel in the can with a fork to remove any lumps, then pour into your pie crust and let it cool, then refrigerate till cold.
- Slice bananas thinly and lay them on top of the toffee filling.
- Whip the cream and spread it over the bananas.
- I usually just cover the bananas, but if you like more cream, spread it as thickly as you want.
- Dust the cocoa or powdered drinking chocolate on top for effect, using a sieve.
- Serve in thin slices with coffee.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I remember the Pioneer Woman sharing a recipe for a delicious dessert coffee which used Dulce de leche so was happy to learn how to make my own. Tomorrow (or soon) ... the recipe for Banoffee pie. Enjoy! :)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Hopefully, I can get back to blogging more regularly and maybe back to thrifting again. Both have been on hold for awhile. Hope all is well with you and those you love! Leah
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Immediately after her graduation we headed over to the dorms to help my oldest son finish packing and cleaning his room. We then enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the European Street Cafe in Jacksonville Beach. The whole family was together for these events, including my married daughter and son-in-law. A mother's best moments in this season of life is when we can all be together. Thank, kiddos, for your presence and just being you! XOXOXO
Now we are back to four men in the house. Food is flying off the shelves and laundry is piled high, but the extra work is worth it to have more of my favorite people around.