Sunday, January 16, 2011

Slow Cooker Asian Pepper Steak

Well Hello Hello!
Sorry about my lack of posts these days... life has been very busy these past few weeks and I've been having trouble finding that all important "balance."
Anyway, I'm breaking the blogging fast with this delicious dish...
Slow Cooker Asian Pepper Steak  (Rachael Ray)

Don't judge a book by its cover. I know a lot of people aren't a fan of RR, but I think she's got some great recipes and I like how easy they are.  Rachael is often criticized for using pre-packaged products (stock, mixes...) and many people find her annoying.( I don't. I like her. haha.)  And yes, sometimes its nice to make things in a more authentic or from scratch, but I'd say this meal is pretty darn delicious! Not to mention its very healthy! Easy, healthy and yummy- thats my kind of recipe!
For this recipe, the only major change I made was to decrease the red and yellow peppers to two each, instead of three (slow cooker is too small.)
My sister and I have leftovers for the next two nights and we are okay with that! With all this snow and cold temperatures, it is a welcome dinner. Not to mention, I pretty much have something on my plate every night after work (part of the reason blogging has been put on the back burner!) so having dinner done already is great!

Let me know what you think :)
Promise to be back with more later this week! I've got lots planned!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ginger Bread Men!

Better late then never...
Christmas Ginger Bread Men Baking Day:

My sister and I baked and decorated numerous ginger bread men for friends and family this holiday season!

The first batch of many (we made 4 batches of dough!)

They populate quickly!


We made big cookies to decorate and give to people and then mini ones to... well... just eat.
Our little army of cookies to decorate!


woo hoo!

It is hard work though, I gotta say! And I am not a crafty person, so it took some patience... and then acceptance that they wouldn't be the most artistic of things!

Phew! All done!
Belly Dancer Cookies!
At the beach!
Christmas Cheer!

Keeping warm!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday!

Happy New Year!!!