Disneyland’s handmade chocolate covered easter eggs are divine. This was my first time trying an egg out. I saw a lady take 8 boxes to the register and figured it was really good, so I took 1 chocolate fudge and 1 peanut butter (shown here) home with me. At $9.95 these eggs feed 4 people or more. They are decadent and just the right amount of sweetness. What I enjoyed the most was watching the chefs make them at the window in the Main Street candy shop.
If you’re near Disneyland, get there around 11ish to grab a fresh egg before they are wiped out. They go fast.
Frank made baked cod with charred bok choy topped with a mango and avocado salsa. Yum!
Happy National Grilled Cheese Sammich Day! This photo from Disneyland Today makes my mouth water. It’s a grilled cheese with tomato basil soup from the Jolly Holiday Bakery.
Here’s a great recipe for a grilled cheese from Foodnetwork.com:
1. Heat 1 tablespoon salted butter in a cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
2. Press the sandwich slightly and place it in the skillet. Cook until golden on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Flip, adding more butter to the pan if needed, and cook until the other side is golden and the cheese melts, 3 to 5 more minutes.
Egg in a Hole: Cut out a 2-inch round from the center of 1 slice country white bread; place the bread in a hot buttered skillet and crack an egg into the hole. Cook until the white sets, then flip and top with 1 slice cheddar. Meanwhile, add another slice of bread to the skillet and top with 1 slice cheddar and 3 slices crisp bacon. Sandwich the two halves and cook until golden.
Friday night dinner was easy. It was BLT night! Using the microwave, we made bacon in 6 minutes and threw the sammich together with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, tobasco, and pepper. Yummy!
Tonight’s dinner was all thanks to bottle of Cabernet. I made coq au vin.
We went veggie tonight for dinner. I roasted portobello caps, carrots, cippolini onions and garlic, fried eggplant, and homemade herb mashed potatoes. Yummy.
Sashimi is a thing of beauty.
What? No anchovy?
Happy Monday, food fanatics! I cooked some breakfast for my coworkers today—sausage, scrambled eggs, and croissants. What I really wanted was a corn dog from the Red Cart in Disneyland. That crunchy, salty, sweet goodness gets my mouth watering every time. On our last trip to the parks, which was Pin Trading Night last week, we woke up the next day for magic morning entry and waited around the cart to grab the first few corn dogs out of the fryer. I love eating mine with tobasco and some yellow mustard.
Have a happy Monday, and eat life!
Sunday night dinner was easy-meats, cheeses, and cantaloupe.
This morning I was in the mood to make Chamoru empanadas. It’s chicken mixed with toasted cream of rice, chicken stock, onions, and garlic with hot pepper inside a corn tortilla casing and fried. What a great breakfast.
Want to make this? Here’s a recipe from 671 Guam:
1/2 cup grinded calrose rice or cream of rice mixed with 1/2 packet of achote powder*
2 cups of chicken broth (you can use water but will have to season with salt)
1/2 onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped chicken
black pepper to taste
hot pepper (optional)
2 cups masa harina
1 packet achote powder*
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons oil
1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups chicken broth or water (if using water, increase salt to 2 teaspoons) - warm
*If you don’t use achote powder, just make sure you soak achote seeds in the broth or water for color.
For the filling:
1. Saute onions and garlic in a large pot. Cook till onion becomes transparent.
2. Add chicken and saute for about 2 minutes.
3. Add chicken broth or water. *Remember, if you use water you’ll have to season it with salt (to taste). Bring to a boil.
4. Using a whisk, gradually add the cream of rice. Keep stirring so that there are no lumps. Bring heat to medium and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
5. Add hot pepper (as hot as you want it) and then remove from heat. Completely cool before filling the shells.
For the crust:
1. Mix masa harina, corn starch, salt and achote powder in a bowl.
2. Add oil and broth or water to the flour mixture. Kneed with hands until dough is pliable.
3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
4. Use a tortilla press to flatten to form a circle. Be sure that you press the dough between 2 sheets of wax paper.
5. Fill the bottom half of the circle with the cooled filling. Fold over the top of the dough to meet the bottom and press to seal the edges.
6. Deep fry until nice and crispy.
The trick is to fry at a very low heat. I like to set my dial at the 4th interval, right below the middle. If you fry it at high heat it will burn and the crust will not be crunchy but stale.
This recipe makes about 2 dozen.
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Biddy is a 2-year old male African Pygmy hedgehog who goes on amazing adventures with the help of his people parents Thomas and Toni. He goes all over the place and if you want to see more of him and his travels check out his Instagram!
you had me at “hedgehog who goes on amazing adventures”
I have a hedgehog named Rexkwondo. I love these photos of his hedgie :)
Sliced strawberries marinated overnight in basil and honey on angel food cake and cream.