Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another recipe...I must be hungry

Here's another very easy recipe. This is a 5 ingredient recipe called, veggie laksa. I can't wait to cook this!

salad & noodles-5

veggie laksa
serves 3

Laksa is a wonderful coconut milk based noodle soup that hails from Malaysia. These days you can get commercial laska or other Thai curry pastes that take all the hard work out of it.

I’ve used Singapore noodles in this recipe which are a fine version of fresh hokkien noodles but I have eaten laksa with rice noodles and even a combination of the two so feel free to substitute.

I’ve cheated a little on the 5 ingredient rule by including ‘mixed chopped vegetables’ as a single ingredient. I actually used a carrot, a zucchini and a red pepper, all cut into little batons. Chicken laksa is also really popular. Prawn or shrimps are lovely cooked in the spicy fragrant coconut broth.

3/4lb (350g) fresh Singapore noodles
2oz (60g) Laksa paste or other Thai curry paste
1 large can (1 1/2 cups) coconut cream
2 cups mixed chopped vegetables (see note above)
handful fresh basil leaves

Place noodles in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to stand for 1 minute then massage to loosen into individual strands. Drain.

Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoons of peanut or other vegetable oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add curry paste and stir fry for 30 seconds. Quickly add coconut cream and 2 cups boiling water. Bring to the boil and add vegetables. Simmer for 2 minutes or until vegetables are cooked to your liking.

To serve, divide noodles between 3 bowls. Pour over soup and vegetables and top with basil leaves.

Via: Zen Family Habits 5 ingredients, 5 dishes, 5 minutes

Easy Homemade 3 Musketeer Bars!!

Looky at what I found! A 3 ingredient recipe to make mini 3 Musketeer Bars! I may attempt to make these in the near future but for those who can make it now, I suggest you do and let me know how yours turned out.

3 Musketeer Bars - Mini's of course

2 c semi sweet choc chips

1 (8oz) tub of Cool Whip
2 c choc candy coating wafer melts (most stores sell them in baking department)
Line a 8" square pan with wax paper. In medium bowl, melt choc chips in microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and return to microwave for 30 more seconds at 50% power. If chocolate is still not melted completely -continue heating it at 10 second intervals at 50% until smooth.
Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat your melted chocolate for 30 seconds. Add the Cool Whip to melted chocolate and beat just until combined and fluffy -30-60 seconds. Spread evenly into prepared 8x8' pan. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove from freezer, remove candy from pan and cut into squares. Return back to freezer.
Melt candy wafers in microwave following package directions. Take out frozen squares and dip into melted chocolate. Place on baking tray lined with wax paper. Allow chocolate to set up in refrigerator or freezer. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. An added bonus - they are Glutten free!

Via: Monster Mama

Saturday, September 24, 2011

What a busy few months!

So, I have been m.i.a for a few months and I have very good reasons for it. The first reason is that I got a job. Being a first year teacher is not easy but being a first year 1st grade teacher? Now, that's a difficult task. As a first grade teacher, I am responsible for teaching my students to read!!!
Second reason as to why I have been m.i.a is that....I got married! That's right. The mister and I decided not to have a ceremony and had someone come by and sign our marriage license.

Our friend cooked all night and morning to feed about 30 guests! She is such an amazing friend to do that. Another friend bought all the beverages for the guests so the married couple didn't have to pay for any of that!