Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday Thirteen

1.
LICENSED photo by Carlos Sillero
-----Yellow Split Pea Soup.Vegetarian. Cheerful color to lend cheer to a dreary, cold day. #simplyrecipes
-----Veggie Shepherd's Pie with Split Peas. KIWI Magazine.
-----Greek Yellow Split Pea Soup with Red Onion and Lemon
-----Vegetarian Yellow Split Pea Soup
Hmmmm......
-----Pumpkin and Yellow Split Pea Soup



2.
Sedum is up here and there in our yards. This plant is sometimes called "Live Forever." Like my Wandering Jew cuttings, I should be able to put it in water and grow it solely that way. Live Forever?
---My purple hyacinth are blooming and the pink are up. These are part of a living boquet that Husband gave me last Easter.
---The forsythia have been blooming for about a week now. In another week or so blooming will be done and we will prune 1/3 of all the branches.
#WelcomeSpring #SpringPlantingSOON



3.
Kudos to our Kindergartner for helping me play the leprechaun peeing in the toilet prank on Daddy. He mixed up the green water and contributed the feet.
Mommy: Should we put the footprints on the toilet?
Kindergartner:That would be kind of creepy.
Mommy: We don't do creepy?
Kindergartner: Oh. Yeah, we do.



4. Ginger Chicken Fried Rice. Easy and on next month's menus.



5.
Our Preschooler enjoyed painting with a rolling marble.
Our Kindergartner enjoyed painting with a rolling marble.



6.
I very much appreciated this thoughtful and sentimental gift...the bottle plus two glasses etched with paisley. Amaretto and Cherry Coca-Cola smells and tastes wonderful.



7.
Hearty Lentils and Beans was a dinner and leftovers earlier this month.
The jalapeños on top were for me only. A bit of homemade Sriracha Salt and a bit of cumin. I used milk and butter to substitute for heavy cream. Husband liked this.



8.
Baked Cucumber Chips (pictured after a little over an hour in the oven). These were interesting and will be another lunch sack item. Definitely use parchment paper...I don't have parchment paper and achieved different degrees of doneness when these were pulled out. Kindergartner loves garlic salt and that is what I sprinkled on.
I found a way for the kids to be fond of cucumbers. :-) :-) :-)



9.
Pickltini.
Pickle juice and vodka. This was an interesting taste, made use of the pickle juice and sort of grew on me. The drink smells good.
---Dry vermouth can be added with the vodka. This can also be made with gin.
---Some people garnish. Some people experiment with the pickles used.



10.
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-----Alton Brown's Pepper Vodka recipe. From "Good Eats."
-----Horseradish-Black Pepper Vodka
-----Tex Mex Pepper Vodka Infusion. This takes 2-4 days.
-----Chicken Thighs in Ghost Pepper Vodka and Coconut Milk
-----Cheese Ravioli with Ghost Pepper Vodka Sauce. Apparently, not spicy like it sounds.
-----Pepper-Vodka-Soaked Cherry Tomatoes with Seasoned Sea Salt. I am not entirely picturing how this would taste.



11.
Becker's Mongolian Beef from "The Joy of Cooking." 60th Anniversary Edition. Takes a while to make...sauce done by hand, cooking the rice, slicing the beef properly, cutting about 27 green onions into matchsticks. Home-made is definitely well worth it. Other than one pet restaurant of ours, this is the BEST Mongolian Beef I have ever tasted.
Tip: Put the beef in the freezer until just about frozen...then take out to cut. This will make the beef more manageable.
What 27 matchsticked green onions looks like. This was a rotisserie chicken container.
I did the chopping with this Damascus Steel knife that I got as a birthday present. The first what I consider "real" kitchen knife that I own. PRETTY and sharp!



12.
"Stained glass" ornament that Kindergartner painted for me a while back. He asked to buy this craft for one of his school presentations and it seemed really important to him...it turned out he also wanted to surprise me with a gift because he knows I like butterflies. #SweetLittleBoy



13.
My son's favorite species of shark is currently the Goblin Shark. What would you name this one?



PARTICIPATE IN THURSDAY THIRTEEN. :-)

8 comments:

sandyland said...

That paisley bottle lovely - but all images enchanting

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Thank you, Sandyland! All but the yellow peas and the Goblin Shark are photos from my life lately. :-)

colleen said...

What a mix! Drinks, sharks, elves and marble painting. It must be fun at your house.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Thank you for visiting again, Colleen. :-) Yes, we try to fill our home with fun, happiness and LIVING. :-)

CountryDew said...

I never heard of baked cucumbers before. I wonder if they would be easier on my indigestion than the raw ones? I had to stop eating them after I had my gallbladder out because they bother me.

Thanks for joining in today!

Zippi Kit said...

There used to be a Mongolian BBQ in this town, and they made delicious inverted Wok beef. Yours looks fantastic.
Loved your mix this week. thank you for it, very beautiful and interesting.

Nicole Roder said...

LOL! We actually did get some leprechaun footprints on our toilet last year to go with the green pee. You're lucky you didn't. Ours NEVER washed off!

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I'm not an expert, CountryDew, but the baked cucumbers seem much less harsh. Maybe they would work with the skins cut off before or after baking?

:-)



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