Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Baking Gals


Baking GALS (GALS stands for Give A Little Support) is a group of volunteer bakers from around the country who bake and ship homemade goodies to our heroic military men and women who are currently deployed in a war zone.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Holiday Sangria

Recipe from Mpls. St. Paul Mag November 2010 - looks good, want to try :-)

A 750 ml bottle of wine (red zinfandel, pinot noir, or merlot)
1 lemon sliced (into rounds)
1 lime sliced
1 orange sliced
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec/Cointreau (or any orange liquor)
1/4 cup white sugar

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher or other seerving vessel and let sit over night. Yields about five 7-oz servings.

Holiday tip: Add seasonal ingredients to taste, such as whole cloves, a cinnamon stick, sliced lime, etc.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Spicy Rice Pilaf

1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tb olive oil
2 Cups Chicken Broth
1/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup salsa
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 cup frozen corn
1 jar (2 oz) diced pimentos, drained
1 tsp chili powder

In a saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in oil until tender. Add broth and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 - 25 minutes longer or until lentils and rice are tender. Yield: 12 servings

Great to go with Mexican! I doubled and had some left over, but doubling it wasn't too much