SERIOUSLY!!! I went to see Jill Scott last night and she is just totally awesome!!! FANTASTIC SHOW! Every time we got ready to leave, she came back out. I loved her before but I super love her now!!!!!
Just AWESOME!!!!! I am SO stuck on her right now!! LOL
He was the best looking guy there, but he can't take a picture worth crap lol Love you babe!!
We had a GOOD time y'all. Love going out with my hubby! :-)
Ok, so other than that..tee heee
We had a great weekend!!!
Friday night we had a scare. Max was very lethargic, vomiting, just sick..unresponsive. We were thinking it was parvo...took him to a 24 hour vet..he is doing GREAT now! Still kinda weak but MUCH better. Phew...that was scary!!
Saturday I talked to my bestestestestest friend ever Cathy who moved to DC :-( ....WELL when I talked to her while I was cooking dinner...she was pregnant...due April 15th...waiting on hubby to get home from Japan...wellllllll when I talked to her Sunday...I had a new baby! LOL I can't post his pic just yet but I will soon! I can't wait to get up there to see her!!! I'm coming soon girl! LOL You are after my Tennesse trip!! LOL
So dinner Saturday was this tasty dish:
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound beef round steak, cut into thin strips
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 bunch green onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
- In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast sesame seeds for 1 to2 minutes, or until the seeds begin to turn golden brown; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and minced garlic. Stir in beef strips. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.
- In a separate small bowl, mix together water, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, sugar, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes; set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Cook and stir beef in hot oil for 1 minute; remove, and set aside. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in the same pan. Saute carrots and white part of green onions for 2 minutes. Stir in green parts of the green onion, and saute for 1 minute. Stir in sesame seed mixture and beef. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens.
I doubled this one and added some fresh ground ginger. THE BOMB! I don't think we had any left lol.
Here is the recipe for the egg rolls:
- 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 medium head cabbage, finely shredded
- 1/2 carrot, julienned
- 1 (8 ounce) can shredded bamboo shoots
- 1 cup dried, shredded wood ear mushroom, rehydrated
- 1 pound Chinese barbequed or roasted pork, cut into matchsticks
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- 1 (14 ounce) package egg roll wrappers
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 4 cups oil for frying, or as needed
- Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Pour in beaten eggs and cook, without stirring, until firmed. Flip the eggs over and cook for an additional 20 seconds to firm the other side. Set egg pancake aside to cool, then slice into thin strips.
- Heat the remaining vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Stir in cabbage and carrot; cook for 2 minutes to wilt. Add bamboo, mushroom, pork, green onions, soy sauce, salt, sugar, and MSG; continue cooking until the vegetables soften, about 6 minutes. Stir in sliced egg, then spread mixture out onto a pan, and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
- To assemble the egg rolls, place a wrapper onto your work surface with one corner pointing towards you. Place about 3 tablespoons of cooled filling in a heap onto the bottom third of the wrapper. Brush a little beaten egg white onto the top two edges of the wrapper, then fold the bottom corner over the filling and roll firmly to the halfway point. Fold the left and right sides snugly over the egg roll, then continue rolling until the top corners seal the egg roll with the egg white. Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers, covering finished egg rolls with plastic wrap to keep from drying out.
- Heat about 6-inches of oil in a wok or deep-fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Fry egg rolls 3 or 4 at a time until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
- 1/2 fluid ounce rum
- 1/2 fluid ounce coconut-flavored rum
- 1/2 fluid ounce grenadine syrup
- 1 fluid ounce orange juice
- 1 fluid ounce pineapple juice
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Combine regular rum, rum with coconut flavoring, grenadine, orange juice, pineapple juice and crushed ice in an electric blender. Blend until the drink's consistency is slushy.
Ummmm, I added WAY more alcohol to that but this is the basic recipe lol.
Ok, that is IT. I feel like I have forgotten something...hmmmmm
I have a LONG week ahead of me. I have sessions booked out the wazoo, but I wouldn't have it any other way!!!