Saturday, May 1, 2010

All Alone Debauchery

Ed works weekends these days & I'm left to decide on dinner by myself. I wanted to head back home but it stormed all day. Sadness.

Tonight's dinner is what I make when I'm home alone. It's simple, quick, probably not health food but is best consumed with a movie. "Dave" was playing on tv & lifted my spirits as I devoured the dish.

JazzyJ's Saturday Night Home Alone Philly Food

- Get about 6-10oz of thinly sliced "philly" beef & throw in the frying pan with 2 Tbsp of A1 sauce on low heat.

- Chop up 1 small yellow onion & 1/2 a bell pepper. Add to the skillet & turn up the heat. Add a dash of pepper & garlic powder or 2 minced garlic cloves. Stir it all up.

- In the meantime, kick the oven on broil. Put a pat of soy butter on two slices of whole wheat bread. Stick in the broiler for about 3 minutes to melt & brown. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Set the bread on a plate.

- Finish the skillet trimmings til the veggies are soft & the beef is cooked through.

- Spoon the skillet goodies over the slices of bread on the plate. Top with two pinches of shredded cheddar. I also sprinkled with parsley & more garlic powder.


(iphone post)


Okay - so maybe I'm late to the game, but oh I'm so happy I'm here.

For those of you with an iPhone, I'm sure you've found just as frustrating as I have when you want to just add one song, one movie, one little thing to your iPhone, you have to go through this horrendously long process of syncing with iTunes to get it on there.

Welcome to SharePod!! I found this through a simple Google search. You can sync one files, multiple files, delete single files, and do things much more quickly than having to sync with iTunes.

You can also find other iTunes helper files by doing a simple Google search if you want to find more involved programs to keep you from having to deal with the iTunes sync.

Have Fun!!

Morning Love

This isn't really a recipe, and not necessarily a health nut item, but it's quick, easy, & good. :)

My healthier Egg & Sausage Muffin: 

- Turn your oven on broil.  Put a pat of veggie/soy butter on an opened English Wheat muffin.

- With one pat of the veggie/soy butter, cook a free-range, Omega-rich egg in a pan.

- Take one frozen sausage patty, throw in the microwave on defrost.  Then cook for 30 seconds, flip, 30 seconds, check, 30 second increments til done.

- Put your muffin in the oven, broil til the butter melt & the edges are crispy.

- Use the bottom of the muffin as the base.  Add the egg, add some cheddar, add the sausauge, a dash of minced garlic or sage or parsley (what I used), top with muffin top.

The sausage is not necessarily good - but you could use veggie/tempah sausage, or turkey sausage or just skip the sausage.

Enjoy the lovely morning :)

Caramelized Onion Chicken Pasta

I found this recipe on Epicurious too; however, I don't really care for it. It was a lot more complicated than it needed to be and it could have been made a lot better. However, I think the general idea of the recipe was good so I am listing it here with my updates :)

- With a Tbsp of olive oil, cook up about 3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts that have chopped up into pieces. Move from the pan to a bowl.

- In the same skillet take 2 medium sized red onions-chopped, and throw them in with a Tsp of olive oil. Cook them down for about 7 minutes. Add about 8oz of a nice red wine vinegar - I prefer the red wine garlic kind. Add 2 Tbsp of sugar. Let it cook down a bit til the onions are nice and caramelized.

- While you're caramelizing the onions, cook about 4oz of bow tie pasta. Drain, hold in the strainer.

- Chop up one good sized hot-house tomato - better yet, one from your garden. Throw in the pan with the caramelized onions. Add some fresh chopped marjoram leaves, fresh chopped basil leaves (2), add a couple dashes of salt & pepper, and 12oz (1.5 cups) of low-sodium organic chicken broth. Bring to a high boil, stirring constantly.

- Throw the pasta in the pan, stir, reduce heat to medium-low. Make sure the pasta gets covered by all the liquid. Throw in 2 handfuls of torn spinach leaves. Stir.

- Throw the chicken back in the mix, go to medium-high, stir, marry everything. Then turn down to low-simmer, and let it all gel together for about 10 minutes or so.

- Divide into your plates, and top with crumbled goat cheese. Serve.

So what did I change? Well they wanted a lot more tomatoes, a lot more pasta, and they kept wanting to take everything out of the pan as it cooked to cook the next thing. That was just eh - I don't think it made it any better.