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Food this week….

Posted in Cooking, Food, Life, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2016 by urbannight

This week I’m making some interesting made up recipes.

Spinach and Clam Sauce Spaghetti with Sea Scallops.

Put 1T butter and a drained can of minced or chopped clams into a small sauce pan, season with salt and cayenne.  Chop a cup or large handful of spinach.  Add to sauce pan.  Add 6 T of spaghetti sauce and 2T of pesto sauce.  Let simmer on low while cooking up 1.5 servings of spaghetti noodles.  Drain and put into sauce, stir.  Cover on lowest heat to keep warm.  Sear 3 or 4 sea scallops in butter, drizzled with lemon, seasoned with salt and cayenne.  Cut into half, plate pasta with spinach and claim sauce, place scallops on top.  Serve.

Chicken and Avocado on Rice. (by far the easiest)

Buy chicken strips cut for stir-fry.  Dice up.  Season to taste.  Fry up.  While frying, put 2 packets of Uncle Ben’s Basmati Rice in microwave and cook per instructions.  Half and dice up one avocado.  Put rice into 2 – 4 bowls.  Season rice to taste.  I use Cayenne.  Divide fried chicken over the rice.  Top with diced avocado.  Serve.  (I tend to make larger portions because avocado needs to be eaten quickly and I cook for myself.  If you have a family, making this as four servings with a salad and a second veggie side would make for a more balanced meal.)

Sausage and Cabbage in Ro-Tel.  ( someone gave me this one)

Melt a stick of butter in a pan.  Saute a shredded small cabbage and diced onion for 5 minutes.  Cut up sausage or kielbasa.  Add kielbasa and a can of Ro-Tel.  Cover and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes.

Beef and Spinach with Ravioli Soup.

1 lb meat, (I’m using beef).  Fry up with some onion.  Add half pot of water.  Bullion or broth. Season to taste.  Bring to boil.  While this is going on, chop up several cups of spinach.  Have a package of whatever flavor of stuffed Ravioli or Tortellini trips your trigger.  Add the pasta. Cook until done.  Add spinach.  Simmer until spinach is wilted and serve.  I’ve made this with Kale as well and chicken and ground turkey and ground chicken.  The only way I hated was with the ground chicken.  I just think I hate ground chicken.

 

 

A Total Lack of Ambition

Posted in Entertainment, Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2012 by urbannight

I got my basic to-do list done.

On the way home, the roommate stopped off to test drive a Ford Ranger.  The sales person called him to find out a good time.  We were there for about 5 minutes.  I know it doesn’t sound like long, but it was 5 minutes in which we were totally ignored by sales staff who were wandering around doing nothing much.  The last one walked right past us to go out the door and then stand there doing nothing.  We left after that.

Got home and I made my Sims Death house. It took half an hour to create all the people and the house.  It took them 5 minutes to kill themselves off.

Dinner was a can of ready to eat clam chowder, and an extra tin of clams, some diet butter, and some extra seasoning.  I ate while watching Vandred.  I love the show.

Then I stitched for two more episodes.  I had to get up and walk around because the only comfortable stitching spot in the living room is to sit on the floor at the coffee table.  But it totally kills my feet.

Now I’ve gotten ready for bed and plan to stitch another hour.

I did NOTHING from my to-do list.  Not one little thing.  Other than make the list.

Does making the list count???