Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Recipe Tuesday

I don't know if you are aware... but blogging everyday is HARD work. I have no idea how Amy does it.

I like to think I have a pretty good excuse. You see, I've never really worked full time. I've always had part time jobs that would occasionally give me about 30 hours a week. I'm talking rarely give me that many. Well now I'm averaging about 35, sometimes more, and sometimes a little bit less. I'm not complaining in any way. In this economy I know that I am incredibly lucky to be in this situation, however, it leaves little time for blogging.

A lot of the hours I pick up are given to me on very short notice. Because of this I don't always have time to make a lunch... so there you have it. A whole paragraph of your life wasted on excuses made by me. Yay!

You know you love it. :p

Anyways, that's not why I started this post, at least not really. I wanted to share something with you lovely folks. I thought that some recipes would be an awesome filler.

This first one I'm gonna show you will most definitely be in a bento box in the future. This meal is delicious, super easy, and shared with you via an adorable poodle!

Love it!

I know when I told my mom about this dish she made a gross face. This is because she does not like eggs. It does seem a little weird to put a poached egg on top of rice and beef... but it is amazing. The creamy yolk blends so well with the seasoned beef and adds so much to the dish. I've never tried it with pickled ginger, but perhaps I should.

If you have the means you need to make this dish. It is easy, delicious, and inexpensive to make. Next time we make this dish I'll take some pictures to show you guys how it looks when your average joe makes it.

Next I have a recipe for something I've never made that I decided I wanted to try. Flan. I had the urge to make it (and eat it) kick me in the face yesterday... and now I must try my hand at it! I have all the ingredients, so really, I have no excuse not to try!

Unfortunately this sucker is supposed to sit for a day or something ridiculous, so when I make it tonight I won't even be able to test it when it's done. Sad, I know, but we'll get through it together.

Another dessert I decided I have to try is this amazing delicacy: Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries. Holy crap.. it looks so cool! I can't wait to try. This is something I'm going to make for valentines day for the boy and I. I always say I'm gonna make some awesome dessert, and I never do. But this should be very easy, but still have the pizazz I want.

Oh, one more thing, in case you didn't check: Cooking with Dog has a new video out for Melonpan! And if you haven't watched the Christmas Cake recipe yet: shame on you! Watch it now!

So, do any of these recipes appeal to you? Would you eat them? Would you make them? Would you dance a jig for them? Will you actually answer these ridiculous questions?!

Let me know!


  1. Do you have the little dishes to put flan in? Is it sad that that's the only thing that has stopped me from making it in the past? There have been times I've had all the ingredients and was like "oh well." Shame on me.

    And, you know I understand what it's like to work full time. While it's great having the good wages of a full time job, it's so time consuming! I want to go back to school when Jesse's done, and thought, "Hey, why don't I take some classes now!" And then I was like, what, am I crazy? Most nights I don't even want to brush my teeth I'm so pooped.

  2. I actually don't have little flan dishes, that recipe said a pie plate would work... and so it shall! I'm all for taking the easy way out. :D

  3. I love Flan! YUM. And the others look really good to. Poached egg and all. I'm adding them to the list of foods to try.

    P.S. Blogging nearly every day is pretty easy when you have a job at which you can write your posts!

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