…And Don’t Forget Dessert!

This was made from frozen mixed berries, following a standard recipe (the Joy of Cooking–an oldie but goodie). The crust was pre-made (from Trader Joe’s, sold frozen) because … let’s just say that pie crust is not my strong suit. The trick to getting the frozen berries to work is using a good amount of tapioca (otherwise they get very runny). The stars were cut out using some mini Christmas cookie cutters. Also, brushing the top crust with milk makes it brown nicely.

Inspired Stir Fry #2

Here’s what I remember about making this delish dish:

Start with 6 boneless, skinless chicken half breasts. Slice them up into small, thin pieces, and soak them in a marinade for as long as you can (even just an hour is OK if you don’t have a lot of time). The marinade is made from:

1 bottle lager beer (like Pacifico or Red Stripe)
1 /2 – 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 -2 sections of fresh garlic, peeled and sliced thin
1 T thinly sliced fresh ginger
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
1/2 cup fresh or frozen orange juice or limeade
(you can add 1-2 chopped green onions if you like)

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Inspired Stir Fry #1

OK, so I haven’t posted in about 3 weeks. I’ve been busy. I checked my camera and found that I had taken these shots of an inspired stir fry that I made. I remember it being pretty good, too. So you probably want a recipe. The truth is, I make things up as I go along, and I only remember the recipe for a short while after my creation has been enjoyed. But looking at the pictures, I remember some of it. I also remember my technique, which I’ll try to impart.

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