Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Coctail Sauce Recipe

This is easy and quick.

1/2 C. ketchup
1 tsp. prepared horseradish (can be found in fridge section of store, Usually in the dairy area. I know it is an odd place.)
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 smidgen of ground cayenne or 1-2 drops hot pepper sauce.

Mix and serve or store covered in the fridge. Double and or triple the recipe for serving more people.

Updated note: If you get burnt out on this and still have leftovers. Add some mayo to it and you get a smooth creamy tarter or thousand island like sauce. Yum.

I like to eat this with what I call pho crab. They are made into sticks like the string cheese except they are not stringy. You eat them cold. There is real cooked fish and or shrimp in these. So if you have allergy to shellfish, read the ingredients. They are a great protein and have omega-3's too. The best part is that they are filling and very low in calories. The pack I got was 1.00. The store sells these in larger packs and different brands. Look in the fish area of market. They are a fridge item in the store.

Try this sauce with other fish and or shell fish. Try warm or cold to see how you like the sauce or fish best.

I have read that you can freeze the pho fish for later use. I have never done that. I do know that the best way to defrost fish/shell fish is by placing in bowl of cool water for about 15 minutes or so depending on how much you are thawing. Serve or place in fridge until serving soon.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sesame Coconut Crispy Chocolates

I made my son some white chocolates in kitty cat molds I bought from Amazon. They are for Valentines day at school. I do not measure the chocolate when melting because I am not sure how much chocolate it takes to fill all the molds. I am getting closer though.

After filling the molds, I had extra chocolate. This chocolate would be for me. My little stash. There was only an oz. or 2. I like to use filler to make the chocolate go farther and be less sweet and more healthy. I add some raw unhulled sesame seeds, shredded dry unsweetened coconut and crushed rice crispies. I kept adding until the mix was thicker, fuller and had a wet paste quality to it. I spooned it into another set of molds and tapped to fill and flatten as best as I could. Let sit on the counter then unmolded.

I have no set number for how much ingredients, but I put mostly sesame seeds, then less dry shredded coconut and even less crushed rice crispies. mixed and molded. I did get six chocolates out of the leftover chocolate. This turned out so good with the white chocolate. I am sure these would be just as tasty with a milk, double or dark chocolate.

The weather here is beautiful right now. in the low to mid 70's, sunny. I just want to lay on a carpet in the rays of the sun that enters the room.