I saw a recipe in a quick glance somewhere mid-week the week before last. It sounded pretty good and I thought I would give a try with it. Of course it was shrimp and clam based and I of course could not find it for anything the day before the grocery shopping and farmers market. So, going off completely on my own, the following is roughly what I came up with as my approximate replacement using chicken instead of seafood, because that was the meat that I had available. I will try it again sometime soonish with shrimp instead, and I will try and make sure that I let everyone know how it comes out. On the the general idea and somewhat recipe you can give a try if you want to recreate something close to what I had, along with some suggestions and ideas.
Science has finally answered a question for me that I have had for years. As I am sure is know, I occasionally like a decent tasting wine, especially that is not at the extreme in dry, but just the same I am not overly fond of one that is really sweet either. What I have not been able to figure out though is the seemingly overpriced wines that I often run into. At one time, I had the mistaken thought the more expense clearly the better the wine, especially as the wine ratings tended to always go with the more expensive varieties. Today, science confirms, that for most people a cheaper vintage will do just fine.
Not usually my thing to even mention restaurants all that much unless I am going off about some crappy customer service experience I have had with them, however Chuy’s deserves my mention and more. It is a relative new coming to Lexington and really not my kind of thing so much, given that it is a big chain and a chain of Mexican/Tex-Mex food at that. I think this one will give so many of our semi-local Tex-Mex food places a good run for their money and I think the attitude and price will more than compete with the other one or two more upscale Mexican places in the local area.
Salsa homemade is one of my favorite of all things to make and eat. It works better during the summer and fall when you can get the fresh taste of local or homegrown tomatoes, but you can use diced tomatoes out of a can in a pinch. Regardless, I mean to post this one back last summer right after I had made some from fresh tomatoes and no I find myself in a period of having only the canned variety available. Thought it was more than past time to get one of my most popular recipes posted here on the blog. Enjoy and let me know what you think about it if you give it a try. Oh, just to be sure, it is per my usual, the contents are estimates and feel to experiment a little bit with it. Also, this is a for what I call a regular batch, I multiply it out by two or sometimes even four when making bigger batches.
I did one or two of these postings of recipes I had come up with back during the early part of summer and then for whatever reasons I had gotten sidetracked and never returned to them. It is well past time to remedy that and last night, after looking at what we had in our pantry, knowing what I was craving, I did a little recipe searching and then came up with my own modified version. It worked unusually well in my opinion and that is seconded by both my wife and Bitzer. This recipe was inspired by the fact that I was really craving either Olive Garden or Johnny Carrino’s last night, so the joke around the rose was Ray Carrino’s Garden entre of chicken in a cheese mushroom sauce server over pasta with piping hot garlic bread sticks was a huge success.
Russel Stover’s candy in a variety of flavors for not to much of expensive price – and it is uses something called alcohol sugars to sweeten it. Woot! So, not sure if I had mentioned it or not, but I have been working on loosing weight. Well, I am sure I have mentioned that. The thing I am not so sure about is the diet I am loosely following. Mostly it is just an eat sensible kind of approach, which is hard enough to do. But addition to watching calories consumed in a day, I am also trying to keep carbs, especially those that are not from whole grains at a lower level and especially trying to keep sugar (of all forms from simple to complex) at a low-level. I will go into more detail about that sometime in the near future, I promise, but suffice it to say that calories are energy, more energy then you need and you gain weight, less and you lose. Carbs and especially sugars are loaded with calories and tend to have the worst effects on your body too.