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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Need a fast and easy lunch or dinner idea??? Well I have got the perfect, yummiest, most mouth watering sandwich for you!!! Warning..... may cause weight gain but honestly its worth it:)
|Of course if your making this amazing sandwich it helps to have some amazing canned jalapenos and spicy pickles!!|
|In a bowl mix one cup mayo, one chopped jalapeno, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and 2 cloves finely chopped garlic.|
|I LOVE ciabatta bread so that's what I used. Spread spicy aoli generously over the bread.|
|For the first sandwich I fried some bacon and then cooked my shallot chicken burger( which I get at Costco) in the bacon fat. If you don't have these just use roasted chicken or turkey.|
|Time to devour....no need for chips.|
|This one starts with steak, any steak will do. I used sirloin. Olive oil, salt and pepper is all you need, sear 4 mins on med-high on each side or until the steak is done but on the rare side.|
|Let steak rest while you saute one green pepper and one medium onion sliced in the same pan you seared the steak. Add a little more olive oil to your pan and season with salt and pepper. Saute about 4 mins or until onion has some good color too it.|
|Words can't express how insanely good this sandwich was, and the best part it was so quick and easy to make!!|
|So I couldn't just stop at one bite and was glad I made my hubby one because I didn't want to share.|
You have to make these yum and quickie sandwiches, I promise your won't be disappointed.
Friday, January 7, 2011
It's always tricky trying to plan a day, or time, to fit in some canning. You have to be focused and prepared and hopefully not be interrupted. After all it can be a very scientific, fun, complicated, therapeutic mess!! Which I happen to love. So today seemed like the perfect day. Although I always make an exception on the interrupted part, but that's a given:) It was your typical cold, cloudy, and windy kinda day. Which means no heading outside for an adventure walk with Parker. More like a painting, coloring, and playing with trucks and trains kind of a day.
|12 oz's jalapeno peppers,stemmed, seeded, and deveined. Put in food prosser with one cup cider vinegar.|
|Puree peppers and vinegar until smooth, and get your canner, jars and lids ready.|
|In a large deep stainless steel saucepan combine puree, 1 cup cider vinegar.|
|Stir in 6 cups sugar and bring to boil over high heat, boil hard 10 mins.|
|Careful not to walk away!!! or this will most likely happen to you:(|
Stir the entire 10 min, then stir in 2 3oz packages of liquid pectin boil hard 1 min.
|During the cooking process I had to open alot of windows!! Spicy:)|
|Complete satisfaction!! Six half pints...would have been 7 had I not walked away for a split second.|
|Even though I am running out of storage for all the goodies I've canned thus far, I am already planning my next canning adventure...stay tuned for a little curry chutney, yum!|