Monday, December 26, 2011

Our Christmas eve dinner!

This is our traditional Christmas eve dinner
Orange Glazed Salmon Salad
this will take approximately 30 minutes
Baked Salmon (bake at 350 20-25 min) with a bit of butter and lemon pepper
Grilled Pineapple (make sure you get nice grill marks)
Fresh Spinach
tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
bleu cheese crumbles with craisins
(and usually I would put a fan of avacadoes but they were too hard)
Glaze:( to taste)
pineapple juice 
orange juice
soy sauce
brown sugar
corn starch (to thicken)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crunchy chocolate covered caramel popcorn!

Here is my sisters recipe of caramel popcorn, I just tweeked it a bit!
3/4 C popcorn unpopped
1 cube butter
1C brown sugar
1/4 C Carro syrup
a few dashes of salt
sweet caramel sprinkles (pampered chef) (optional)
large brown paper bag
pop the popcorn and put in bag
mix ingredients in a microwaveable bowl
microwave 1 1/2 min..stir
repeat 2 min...stir
add 1 tsp baking soda...stir
pour over the popped popcorn
stir with wooden spoon
put entire bag into microwave 2 mins
take out....shake 
pour over two large strips of wax paper or foil on counter
cools in minutes..
drizzle melted chocolate over top
(Nestles semi sweet)
place in fridge for 15 minutes

Monday, December 19, 2011

I was inspired

I saw this idea on pinterest and I loved it, here is my version...Hot Chocolate Bar, hope you like it!