Archive for May, 2010

Farewell Dinner

First Class Table Setting

Creamy Rice with Shrimp & Asparagus

The Tiramisu before the finishing touched were added

The Pièce de Résistance

Last week, I took a road trip to Atlanta with a couple of my friends.  When I got home my parents acted like I had been gone for a year or something lol…hello it has only been a couple of months (but they are so cute).  So at the end of the week, my mother planned this special going away dinner and words cannot describe how good it was.  She made this creamy rice dish with shrimp and asparagus and a side salad.  But the Pièce de résistance was the dessert, which was a remake of the classic Tiramisu recipe. Maybe I should leave home more often!

Those Who Can’t Teach….Do

My friend,Nyemale, is always talking about how she can’t cook that well and why can’t I just cook the meal….well last week she proved that statement to be untrue.  We were sitting around my house and started to get a little hungry, so I told her if she wanted to eat she would have to cook…so she did!  The meal was simple but none the less outstanding.  It was a pasta dish that consisted of shrimp and basil and a little pad of butter to finish it off.  She also rounded out the meal with a side order of green peas…YUM!

But the soon to be Betty Crocker was not done yet….

The next day when she was over here she made some REALLY good sugar cookies (Recipe Below courtesy of allrecipes.com)

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

You have to love friends who take care of you!

Spring has Sprung!!!

I know it’s been a while since my last post, but school has been consuming my life for the past couple of months :(. But it’s official . . . Spring is finally here!!!  Last month I went out with one of my friends to this new restaurant BD’s Mongolian Grill.  OMG the food was amazing.

I love being able to pick and chose what ingredients should be put in my meal and watching as it’s cooked right in front of my eyes.  Although the food was extremely appetizing, the drinks are what I remember the most.

I had a Pomegranate Lemonade and boy was it refreshing!!! So, if you can find a Bd’s Mongolian Grill around I suggest you go and try it for yourself because it’s both affordable and delicious.