Monday, March 20, 2017

Bagogi - #CIC March 2017

Hi everyone, I'm so glad you stopped by. This post is part of the CIC or Crazy Ingredient Challenge. It has been some time since I participated. Life got seriously complicated and no matter how hard I tried, it just seemed I could not get things together in time to post.

This month it was a last minute thing but I did it. I made a recipe, took photos AND wrote my post. Now let's not mention that it is 10 hours from posting time that I am putting all this together and scheduling. But hey, it's done right?

This month's ingredients: Pear and Red Pepper Flakes! I was so excited about this!
I made a favorite dish of mine but changed it up for this challenge. 

1 lb of beef, thinly sliced
1 Asian pear, grated
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sugar
2 TBSP sesame oil
3 green onions diced
6 medium to large size fresh Brussels sprouts, sliced

In a bowl add your sliced beef, grated pear and all other ingredients. Allow this to sit in a bowl covered in the fridge for at least 1 hour, longer is better. Be sure to stir it often. Drain the liquid and saute on a high heat fast and serve over brown rice. Now if you have a wok that is perfect but a non stick skillet will work just fine, it is what I used.
Quick simple and delicious!

Be sure to stop by and check out the other participants:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Honey Mustard Chicken - UYW March

I have had this recipe for years but I only make it about once a year. Why? I don't know. I love it but it's not something I want all the time and I'm always creating new recipes.
It's simple and cheap. You can use legs, leg quarters or a whole cut up chicken. I used legs because they were on sale. Plus the recipe has only 3 ingredients.
Honey Mustard Chicken
3 lbs of chicken, your choice
1/4 cup honey
3 TBSP mustard
1 tsp curry powder
Mix the honey, mustard and curry together. Dip the chicken in and place in a baking dish. Drizzle any remaining sauce over the chicken. Bake for 20-35 minutes depending on the cut of chicken, at 350 degrees.

Your words are:
furious ~ graceful ~ wisdom ~ mindful ~ confident
They were submitted by:

When bad things happen to good people it can make you furious. There has been a lot going on lately but I am trying to be graceful in how I handle things. Praying for wisdom and being mindful that we war against evil spirits and not the flesh. Being confident in whom I put my faith in I am trusting that this too shall pass and I will be filled with peace, happy and confident that as the promise is written, the plans against me were meant for evil but will be used for good to grow and prosper me and my life.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Baking In A Tornado              
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver 
On the Border                   
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy   
The Bergham Chronicles          
Simply Shannon                     
Confessions of a part time working mom      
Southern Belle Charm          
The Angrivated Mom                 
Not That Sarah Michelle                

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Simple Malted Milk Ball Cookies - The Meaning of Luck - Poetry March

I really wanted cookies but I wanted to put something in them. I was craving candy bars so off to the store I went. I walked up and down the aisle. What did I see? PEANUTS which I can't eat. Did you realize that 80% or more of today's candy bars have peanut butter or peanuts in them. That drastically cuts into what I can buy. It also makes me sad. I used to eat peanuts or pb everyday, no joke. So I kept looking. I finally decided on some malted milk balls.
When I got home I put them in a zip top bag and beat them with the end of a knife sharpener. I was worried a hammer might damage my counter tops.
So I smashed them, not to dust, but into small pieces. These pieces I added to my batter. It did make them kinda chewy in spots where all the sugar melted from the candy. I honestly was not fond of them. Could have been my choice in batter. I decided to do something different.
My son loved them, in fact he ate them all. Not that night of course but over the next few days.
So I wasn't so "lucky" in the results of my new recipe.
Malted Milk Ball Cookies
300 degree oven, preheated
cookie sheet sprayed or using a silpad (love mine!)
1 1/4 cup flour, all purpose
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 cup chopped/smashed malted milk balls
Mix in a mixing bowl, butter and flour, soda and salt. Next add the sugar and honey, then the candy. Drop by teaspoon full on the pad and bake. 14 minutes depending on your oven. Check them, keep an eye on them.

This post is also part of the monthly poetry group post. At the end of this post you'll find links to the other bloggers. Hopefully their luck with poetry and projects was better than mine.
Is there such a thing?
Is it luck or fate?
Is it kismet or karma?

Chance or circumstance
Maybe happenstance.

Lucky duck
but not if he got plucked.

Lucky rabbits foot?
Not for the rabbit.

Lucky four leaf clover
Clover in a field
a bunny's dream
quickly becomes his nightmare
as he is plucked from life
his foot dangles on a key-chain.
So is the leaf lucky after all?
Not for the rabbit.