Just sending warm wishes to all my readers and passerbys.
My husband and I personally don’t celebrate Valentines. Aside from my oldest doing a Valentines exchange at school, there is no celebration.
I will be on my second day of dipping Strawberries at work for the masses to buy their sweethearts or eat with a glass of champagne on their own.
I would honestly recommend purchasing your own fondue pot and melting chocolate yourself. Or you can use a bowl and microwave your chocolate (but you would need to eat/use it pretty quickly)
If you are single this could be something fun to do with friends. If you want to impress a sweetheart, it can be a fun and a sexy activity rolled into one. And you can dip more than Strawberries. Small cake bites, other fruits like bananas, oranges, grapes, melon, kiwi, marshmallows, pretzels, chips. You name it it can usually be dipped and taste pretty decent. Forget all the fancy dinner reservations and stay home for dessert.
Rather than spend a whole lot of money for half a dozen to 1 dozen strawberries already dipped try DIY.
Again, Happy Valentines Day!
If you’d like some light reading about the holiday check out these interesting facts and their source websites:
According to History.com: Valentines Day may have originally been called Lupercalia a pagan celebration History of Valentines Day
Okay, So it’s been awhile. Life happened. Which I don’t apologize for. From the last posts I have made, I have moved from overseas back to the states, had a
second child, finished my Bachelors Degree from home in Culinary Managment, and again preparing for another move this time to America’s Last Frontier/Wild North West(Alaska).
I’d like to thank the many people who visit the site and check out my recipes. I am also rebooting my blog which may or may not be a daily or weekly thing. But I want to ask YOU what kind of content do you want to see on my blog. How to’s, more recipes, maybe even videos, Recipe requests?
I collect cookbooks, I also use a fair amount of Yummly to search out new ideas/old ideas. I work a lot with Venison so I have a lot of recipe ideas for that.
I also work in a produce department which has afforded me more knowledge on produce in general, and I also get to prepare salads and platters.
So again what do you want from me?
Please leave detailed information if you have any comments, suggestions and otherwise. I will respond back to you as soon as I can.
It is a great pan, non-stick and everything. If you ever have a recipe that I have posted that doesn’t work out, please feel free to contact me. As was the case today, I can suggest solutions. My close friends or acquaintances are constantly messaging me about recipes and things, so it’s no bother.
If you read my previous post. You will know it’s Crock-pot/Slow Cooker December, where I share with you my favorite and delicious recipes that are for as you guessed the Crock-Pot.
I am a busy lady these days. Lots of community programs and things I will be involved in the next few weeks. My parents are also flying in next weekend, so I have to make sure my house is very tidy. This is where the Crock-pot comes in handy. Little to no time to prep? Crock-pot. Don’t want so slave over a hot stove? Crock-pot. Have company coming and don’t want to mess up the kitchen? Crock-pot. As I said a lot of these reasons are reasons I typically use my Crock-pot. If you do not have a Crock-pot, you can do most of the recipes in a Slow cooker over the stove or in the oven.
Before I start with my spiel, I will say invest in this before starting nay recipe in your crockpot:
Yup. They make slow cooker liners. Which makes everyone’s lives much easier. All you do when it’s all gone, is pick up the bag and dispose of it. Super Easy! Then you have little to no dishes to clean up. Hate Scrubbing the crockpot that has major gunk on the bottom? Slow Cooker Liners!
No I am not getting paid to endorse that, but it’s awesome. (Maybe they should)
Prep Your Vegetables. Sear your roast. Place the roast in the Crock-pot. Use the fat you seared the meat in to saute the vegetables. Add wine and reduce to Au Sec (means nearly dry), Add in broth and Spices.
Pour into Crock-Pot. Put Crock-Pot on low for 8 hours. Halfway through add chopped Potatoes.