Friday, April 29, 2011

The Pretty Coaster

Collect pretty small dishes - tiny plates or tea cup saucers (sans cup!) and scatter them about your abode as coasters! (No need to match! Pick any cute designs that go with your chosen color scheme!)

Welcome to the new coaster for your apartment or home!You can find super cute designs at your local thrift stores! They are inexpensive, lend charm to your place, and won't stick to glasses wet with condensation!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Baguette with Prosciutto & Avocado

Yum! A tasty Portuguese rendition!

-French baguette
-fresh mozzarella, in thin slices
-avocado, in thin slices
-prosciutto, sliced thinly
-handful arugula
-garlic - several large cloves sliced in half
-good flavorful olive oil
-Fleur de sel, pepper

Slice baguette into rounds, place on a large serving dish. Rub the top of each baguette slice with the cut side of the garlic.

Layer with mozzarella, avocado, a couple leaves of arugula and the prosciutto on top. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, and drizzle with olive oil.

Easy Chicken Soup

This is so good if you are not feeling well!

-1 large container chicken broth
-1 chicken breast, or 2 boneless chicken thighs
-1/2 onion, chopped
-2 carrots, chopped
-2 celery ribs, chopped
-2 potatoes, in chunks
-salt, pepper
-egg noodles

Heat chicken broth in pot. Add all ingredients except noodles. Cook on medium heat for half an hour, until vegetables are soft. Cut chicken into chunks and return to pot. Add some noodles and cook another 5-7 minutes until noodles are soft.