Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
We were able to have a very enjoyable Christmas this year. The girls and I went to visit the National Christmas Tree in D.C. My camera is broken and I wont be able to take decent pictures for a while. These are from my cell phone! Sorry for the quality, but to still be able to capture an image is amazing.
This doesn't even show the details..sorry all!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Last August when I was visiting my Grams in St. George she showed me how to make a very simple fresh tomato sauce. She had recently been to Italy and the family she stayed with made this for her! So..you know it's gotta be the best!!
2 28 oz. cans of whole peeled tomatoes.
1 onion chopped
1 6 oz can of tomato paste
crushed red peppers
In the bottom of a large pot, drizzle enough olive oil to coat the bottom and let it heat up on medium heat. Throw in your chopped onion, saute until they start to brown up. Put your whole tomatoes in a blender or food processor until it becomes smooth and pour into your pot. Add spices that you want. let is simmer for and hour or so. I usually only use a pinch of sugar..it adds a little to the flavor. So...its simple..and homemade! You can tweak it however you want. The main thing is the tomatoes..whole canned Roma tomatoes!
There are a million recipes on making your own sauce, so do what you like and make a ton of it at once and store some of it for pasta dishes.
From this fancy little Williams-Sonoma pasta cookbook I found some amazing Meatballs!
3/4 cup crusted removed cubed bread
1/3 cup Milk
1 lb Ground beef
1 small shredded onion
2 tbsp fresh Italian parsley
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
olive oil for frying
1) Prepare the meatballs
In a small bowl, combine the bread cubes and milk. Let stand about 3 minutes, then squeeze the bread dry, discarding the milk. In a bowl, cobine the softened bread, beef, onion parsley, thyme, and egg, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Mix gently with your hands. Form into balls about 1 in in diameter
2) Cook the meatballs
In a large frying pan over medium heat, pour oil to a depth of 1/2 in. When the oil is hot, add the meatballs, in batches if necessary, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
I had some requests last night for this so I'm passing it along to you!! Have fun with it! Any neighbors that want to borrow this book, come get it!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Matt showed me this last night and I thought it was hilarious! I think the song is from the movie Sons of Provo. Way to send a great message about keeping yourself moraly clean before marriage. Amber, this totally reminds me of when we used to make up dances to the EFY songs! Some of you may have seen this already, but I hope you still enjoy!