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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Yummmers!

Last night I tried a recipe from Nicki's Kitchen. It was called Coconut Chicken and WOWWWEEE! It was good. I don't generally like most Asian foods other than our Americanized Chinese food. But this was delicious and oh so very easy. The ingredients were not hard to find either. The hardest would be the Thai fish sauce which I found easily in the ethic foods aisle at the commissary. Try it, you'll love it. She also has several recipes for avocados right now for those of you who like those. I'm not a huge fan of avocados, but I love guacamole. I think I mentioned it before but you should also try her Chicken and Leek Kabob recipe. TO. DIE. FOR.

Earlier this week, Dan and I celebrated the 9th "anniversary" of our first date (the second time around). All together... "Awwwwww". So I made a special dinner of Veal Saltimbocca. I adapted the recipe a little to include some fontina cheese and I noticed I accidentally bought fresh basil instead of sage, but it turned out great.
















For my dad's birthday I made my adapted recipe for Tunnel of Fudge cake and was a little disappointed. I found the outside parts of the cake a little dry. The inside is gooey and fudgey still but the recipe is just too nutty for me. I am a purist. But if you like nuts, you'll probably like this cake.

10 comments:

Remiman said...

Kristin,
Thanks thrice ;-)
first for getting my hungry juices flowing, and second for stopping by and commenting on my blog, and for introducing me to Dr. John.
Have a great weekend and stop in again sometime.
rel

Pattie said...

Veal Saltambocca and chocolate cake all in the same post? I cannot go on..must...find....food....

Mike, Nicki, and Josh said...

Oh that looks so yummy! I've been waiting for fall to try that recipe! Thanks for trying my stuff. I always love to hear if folks have tried it! That coconut chicken is seriously good. I got it from Realsimple.com I love their recipes almost all of the ones that I've tried are super easy and super good. I had to put that picture up too of our pres. I thought it was too funny. Japanese food for the most part is not spicy. Whatever spicey food they do have is from Korea or China. The spice to put on the kebabs is great but hard to find even here in Japan. Atleast the type that they have on the original recipe. I finally found it at a little traditional foods shop off base. However, that spice is totally not needed to enjoy the kebabs.

Trailady said...

You MUST be a very good cook. I'm not so bad when I have plenty of time to play in the kitchen.
If I'm ever in your area, I'll make sure to stop by for supper. LOL

You have a great blog! :o)

Mommy off the Record said...

I haven't eaten lunch yet so this post was torturous to read! Off to make myself something to eat...

Big Pissy said...

Wow! If I ever start cooking again, I'm coming back here for recipes!

Everything looks soooooooo tasty! :)

Catch said...

You are quite the cook! You must enjoy it!! I do too. I dont know about the coconut chicken but I love coconut shrimp!!!

Carolyn said...

Mmmm, chocolate cake.

Ms.L said...

Ok,now I'm hungry!
Thank you,thank you,thank you!
Those all sound and look wonderful!

Gingers Mom said...

I'm not the greatest cook. My MOM is the great cook. I just like to try new things and ALL of this stuff was super easy.