When this looks so good right now..


When Oreos, whipped cream, Hershey’s chocolate sauce, and Thrifty vanilla ice cream just look good…#tbt #wishihaditnow

But, hey, let’s take the time to do a quick cooking post!!

Obviously, this is simple..

You will need:

  • Chocolate Sauce (Hershey’s)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream (Thrifty)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Oreos (Oreo)

First….

  • Soften the ice cream just a bit
  • Scoop your ice cream into a ramekin
  • IF YOU WANT, crumble an oreo or two, hold onto it
  • Spray whipped cream onto ice cream..and sprinkle the crumbled oreos on top.
  • Squirt that chocolate sauce on!! Enjoy!!

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A Royal Tea Party


Happy Friday. Who doesn’t love tea?

So, last Sunday it was my mom’s birthday and we held a tea party! We did some research.

What we did:

You need:ย 

A tea set, white table cloth, cookies, crackers, salami, cheese, sandwiches, candy, TEA :), and a bunch of other stuff.

And a birthday girl.

 

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Here’s how we set it up for the first course. Candy: Werther’s Original, Reisen European Chocolate. Oh no. I’m just now remembering I only took a few pictures. Ugh! ย :O

 

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Table setting– there’s the Werther’s!! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Ooh, the color is magnificent. The birthday crown ^^๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽ‚

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Front view of the crown.

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One of the tea cups. Remember, the tea can be any flavor. We got a Celestial Seasonings sampler. (comes with 18 bags)โ˜•๏ธ wait…that’s coffee<—

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The sugar bowl..I put “The Royal Tea Pot” on my last post. Oops.๐Ÿฌ

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Mm, Werther’s.ย ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ

Have your own tea party! Simple!

 

 

-:) Author | Q&L Admin

Salvadoran Pupusas con Curtido


RECIPE FOUND FROM

www.thekitchn.comย 

Salvadoran Pupusas con Curtido

I made these for a school project filled with beans, and they turned out delicious!

Here is the recipe, I suggest using beans (we used black beans we had from dinner the night before and porkย we had from dinner the night before, as well. They tasted like chimichangas also because we did not have any more masa harina so I used flour, wheat/white. It was so good!

**Pictures taken by me**

Makes 8 pupusas

For the curtido (makes about 4 cups):

1/2 head cabbage, shredded

1 large carrot, grated

1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican (Links to an external site.))

1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the pupusas:

2 cups masa harina

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cup warm water

1 cup grated cheese: quesillo, queso fresco, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella

Vegetable oil

First, make the curtido: Combine the cabbage, carrot, and onion in a large bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and then pour over the cabbage mixture and stir. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and preferably at least a day before serving.

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Make the pupusas: Combine the masa harina, salt, and water in a mixing bowl. Knead to form a smooth, moist dough with a playdough-like consistency. If the mixture is too dry, add more water, one teaspoon at a time. If the mixture is too sticky, add more masa harina, one teaspoon at a time. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let stand for 10 minutes.

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With lightly oiled hands, form the dough into 8 balls about 2 inches in diameter. Using your thumb, make an indentation into one of the balls, forming a small cup. Fill the cup with 1 tablespoon of cheese and wrap the dough around the filling to seal it. Making sure that the filling does not leak, pat the dough back and forth between your hands to form a round disk about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat with the remaining balls.

Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pupusas for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve while still warm with curtido on the side.

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Thank you and enjoy!!

Smoothie Pops


smoothiepops

How to make these yummy, healthy frozen treats:

Gather:

A smoothie to fit inside how many pops you want

Paper Dixie cups

Lollipop sticks, popsicle sticks, or cake pop sticks

A freezer!

First, prepare your smoothie: I just made mine this morning for my family as well as the pops.

I use what I have-this time we didn’t have ripe enough bananas so I used avocado-you can’t taste it.

Strawberries (I use frozen)

Apple Juice

Milk (I use almond milk)

Peach

Avocado

Spinach (you can’t taste it, and adds more health to your drink!)

Blend well, adjust amounts to serving size.

Pour smoothie to about 3/4 full in Dixie cups, and stick your lollipop stick, popsicle stick, or cake pop stick in the middle!
Stick in freezer until frozen!

When done, to remove cup, run under hot water and peel paper cup off! Enjoy! These are awesome.

Apple Bars


Remember how I said I made apple bars yesterday?

I just ate the last piece and didn’t have time to take pictures (haha) with my siblings. They were SOOOOO GOOD!

Probably the best thing I baked for a while. Wow. Those were amazing. I changed (and doubled) the recipe, for a family of 6, including 4 hungry kids (one is me!), we need more!

So here it is. Remember I said the recipe was from www.cookingoncloverlane.blogspot.comย and the whole link I found on the recipe said www.cookingoncloverlane.blogspot.com/2011/10/apple-bars.html. Please take time to check out that recipe, or use mine which is a little different from Clover Lane’s. Pretty much the same though. Thank you Cooking on Clover Lane!

2 cups flour (I used all purpose)

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

Dash of salt (to be exact, 1/2 tsp)

Generous shake of cinnamon (ground, 1/2 a tsp, I probably used 3/4 to a whole tsp. I made these into sort of a ‘apple cinnamon bar’)

1/2 cup of melted butter

1 cup brown sugar (to tell the truth, I only had about 1/2 cup of this, so I filled the rest up w/ white sugar. Tasted great!)

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla (I did about 1 1/2 tsp)

2 cups chopped apple (I used 2 Costco sized {haha} apples. They were from Costco)

What to do:

Preheat your 350 degree oven, grease a large casserole (oven safe) dish, or, 9X9 if you want it to be really thick, bc that is the size it called for just normal, not doubled. The original recipe mixes stuff differently than I do. This is what I do:

Mix your melted butter, brown and white sugar until it is all mixed, and the same consistency. Add your eggs and vanilla, make sure your eggs are all combined. Add your flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and then add your chopped apples. The smaller pieces the more apple in every bite! Put this in the pan, and make your topping! (below)

Make your topping:

Before you put this in the oven, mix together 2 tbsp of sugar (white) and 2 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly on top, and stick in the oven for 35-40 minutes! Enjoy, and I recommend eating these treats warm!

Sorry I don’t have any pictures!

Stay lovely, keep quaint.