Archive for January, 2013

A quick and easy dinner

Posted: January 20, 2013 in Food

People are always looking for a quick, easy, and healthy dinner. Here’s something that you might like to try.

You’ll need:

  • seasoning of your choice
  • shrimp
  • shell shaped pasta/or anything the same size
  • cheese according to your preference
  • tomatoes
  • onions
  • milk

Directions:

  • First, chop the tomatoes and onions into small thin slices.
  • Next, take out the shrimp and saute them on a flat pan. Put the heat on medium and use a little bit of oil or butter. An easy tip to know if your shrimp is done, is if the coloring isn’t as pink.
  • Then take out a medium sized pot. Boil water in it, add 2 tsps. of salt and a few drops of oil (make sure it’s not too little or the pasta might stick). Add the pasta according to how many people you will be feeding. Allow it to cook on high and put it to they side.
  • Coming back to the shrimp, make sure you stir occasionally else the shrimp might stick to the pan.
  • After about 20 minutes, add the onions and tomatoes. Allow it to cook for another 15 minutes on low medium.
  • Now for the cheese, take out a saucer pot and put in about 2 cups of milk. Allow it to heat up and then add in the cheese. Put it to the side to broil on medium. Constantly stir because it tends to not melt properly when left alone.
  • After doing this check the pasta to see if it is thoroughly cooked. You can take a bite out of one to see how soft it is. When you find out if the pasta is finished, it needs to be shocked to discontinue it from cooking. Shocking means that you must put it in the sink and pour some ice into the pot and constantly move the pasta around in cold water. Do this for about 5 minutes.
  • The shrimp should be about done now so take it off the eye.
  • Go back to the cheese and add your seasoning. Then mix it all together and your done! Enjoy your meal ๐Ÿ™‚
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A PB & J cookie recipe

Posted: January 20, 2013 in Food

Ingredients

1 1โ„2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1โ„4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp. baking powder
A pinch ย salt
1โ„2 cups natural creamy peanut butter (no salt added)
1 ย  medium banana, mashed
1โ„2 cups light brown sugar
1

1/4 cups

ย  large egg white

raspberry jam

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐF. line pan with a large baking sheet2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Set aside for a moment.

3. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, banana, sugar, and egg white until smooth with a wooden spoon or electric mixer set to medium. Shift the dry ingredients and beat until thoroughly mixed.

4. Form dough into 1-inch balls (using a large sized spoon will help with this) in the palm of your hands, place on baking sheet 1 inch apart, and make an indentation in the center of each cookie with your thumb. Fill each indentation with about 1โ„2 teaspoon of jam. Bake for about 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned and jam is just starting to bubble. Let cool and ENJOY ๐Ÿ™‚