Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chicken soup purée

Yesterday DH was home with the flu! So I made a big pot of soup for him.

I sautéed onions, garlic, celery and carrots then added organic low salt chicken broth and some water. I then added chicken thighs and backs. Brought up to a boil added cilantro and bay leaves then simmered on low for 2 hours. I also added butternut squash near the end.

While that was cooking and baby K was playing so well in his playpen so I  also made pear, plum and pea purée for him.

Once the soup was ready I took out some chicken, carrots and squash and puréed it for baby K. He tried it yesterday and loved it! I made enough to freeze for the week. Yum!

Tonight's menu, enchiladas!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Under the weather...

Look at this weather we've been having, thunderstorms, snow and hail. It's soo cold too! Today I stayed home from work. I'm feeling "under the weather". (this yucky weather!)

Look what I got yesterday! A new cookbook! There are so many delicious recipes in here that I can't wait to try. There are also some that I have done before. My husband's background is Central American (Honduras) so his mom always makes yummy dishes. Eva's book has a mix of Mexican and Texas style recipes from her upbringing. Can't wait to get cooking!

Have you bought any new cookbooks lately?

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Skinny Italian!

I really loved watching RHONJ this year and just loved Teresa! She has 4 little girls, yes 4! and she looks great! She is totally Italian and loves to cook. In her book she talks about Skinny Italian cooking and how Real Italian food is by far from fattening! The people in Italy are not fat at all! They enjoy their food and eating is a social gathering with friends and family. I remember when I was young we lived with my grandparents and when it was dinner or a Sunday lasagna lunch, you were there sitting and eating with the whole family for a couple hours, no running off. (even though as kids we would try and run out to play as fast as we could haha!) Food was to be eaten slowly and enjoyed! We tend to forget this these days with being so busy!

Her book also inspired me to write down some yummy Italian recipes that my grandmother makes. My grandmothers food is by far the best, of course! Ha! One of my favorite meals my grandmother makes is riso e latte. Rice with milk. NOT to be confused with Milk Rice! the sweet one, I like that too but the one I'm talking about is the most soothing meal! Not sweet. Just perfect on a cold day! (I'll get the exact recipe for us soon)

It's funny that being Italian I don't usually cook Italian. We live in a city full of multiculturalism so we love sooo many different types of foods. This will never change, but I want to perfect some of my own favorite Italian dishes to pass down to my kids.

So with all the Italian talk, last night husband and I were talking about the Europe trip we want to take. I've been to Italy when I was younger, I went for 2 months! I absolutely loved it. So I can't wait to get to my roots again soon! Places I've been Roma, Napoli, Modena. I have friends and family in these areas. I just know my husband would love it there too.

Gelato, Pizza, Pasta, cheese... oh my!