Thursday, July 22, 2010

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

If you own any kind of food slicer (food processor, mandolin, etc...) I recommend making your own chips! I saw a show on food network and decided to give it a try. Just slice very thinly your favorite veggie, you can try sweet potatoes, yams, parsnips, carrots & more. Just deep fry them in olive oil until they are golden (not extra virgin! if you are heating it up, it's best to use regular olive oil when cooking) Then remove them from the oil and lay over paper towel to drain excess oil. Season with salt, a little bit of pepper and a hint of garlic powder. They taste delicious...way better than any bag of processed chips I ever had!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Watching Birds

Every day, around sunset all the birds gather near my house. There seems to be thousands of them, it's real fun to watch them and apparently I'm not the only who thinks so. Look at my cute little couple just loving it.

Cat Plates

Some cute cat dishes for my cats ;) I found them at a Japanese market.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Banana Pudding

During 4th of July weekend, I tried a super delicious banana pudding and of course I had to try making one myself. I tried a recipe that included condensed milk  - of course! I always have to go for any dessert with condensed milk. Anyway, I think it came out pretty good, if you are interested in trying it yourself, here's the recipe I came up with:

Banana Pudding
1 package (3.5oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 package (3.5oz.) instant banana cream pudding mix
2.5 cups of 2% low fat cold milk
1 package (8oz.) fat free cream cheese
1 can of condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8oz.) container frozen whipped topping
5-6 bananas sliced
1 box of nilla vanilla wafers

Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 dish with one layer of  vanilla wafers and add one layer of bananas on top .
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in condensed milk, vanilla,  vanilla pudding mix, banana cream pudding mix and cold milk until smooth. Last mix in whipped topping at a low speed, f or just a few seconds. The mixture should be fluffy and creamy.

Pour the mixture over the vanilla wafers and bananas. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Right before serving add wafers and sliced bananas on top. Be creative! ;)

Monday, July 5, 2010

U900 -Diamond Head

So after taking the amigurumi class, I found this...  it's the music video for a Japanese Ukelele duo called U900. I could watch this little guys playing over and over!!! So good!!! Love it!