Thursday, April 19, 2018

More Spring Flowers

It's spring in Las Vegas and there are flowers everywhere...

Also grapes (these were bare vines just a month ago!)...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

At the Plaza

Someone's always watching...


I was so busy with my birthday yesterday that I completely forgot to blog!  Yikes!!  This was the famous homemade card from the hubby...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Phad Thai

Tonight I wanted pad thai for dinner but didn't have the sauce that I usually use to make it with.  Previous attempts at making the sauce from scratch were pretty much failures but I decided to give it one more try.  The recipe I used to make this pad thai was nearly spot on!  The only thing I added to the sauce was a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter which made it taste much better but over all this recipe was a hit!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Homemade Pizza

Another super simple recipe...homemade pizza.  The crust is easy (1 package of yeast, 1 cup hot water, 1 cup flour, a bit of salt and a bit of sugar; mix well then add more flour until it makes a dough.  Knead then set aside to rise.  Today we tried whole wheat flour which was kind of meh.).  After the dough rises drop it into a large baking pan, let rise for another 20 minutes or so, then add your toppings--spaghetti sauce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and spinach in our case today.  Bake at 450 until brown, about 20 minutes.  Yum!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Stuffed Mushrooms

On the menu tonight...stuffed mushrooms.  These are so easy to make and you can put just about anything in them!  Simply chop up your ingredients finely, fry up the ingredients, stuff the mushrooms, and bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.  I used whatever we had in the fridge for these so the filling included garlic, onions, a little bit of leftover bacon, parsley, and breadcrumbs, fried in butter, stuffed into the mushroom caps then covered with a little shredded cheese.  Yum!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Some Things About the Philippines

The Philippines is one of my favorite countries.  Every once in a while I will come across an article about the country that makes me do a double take...