Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Caesar Salad the only way if should ever be made

I am putting a nix on all bottled Caesar salad dressings. It is easy to make and much healthier for you than the crap you buy plus it tastes 100% better.

You first finely chop or put in the food processor, 2-3 cloves of garlic and about 1/4 of extra virgin olive oil. Let that sit at least 30 minutes. After add the juice of a quart of a lemon, 1/4 cup of fresh grated parm, and just a 1/4 tsp of anchovy paste, and one egg. Salt and Pepper to taste. Blend together.

For your lettuce use Romain and never use the middle crunchy parts as it is very tart and will change the taste of the dressing. rip the lettuce (after it is cleaned) into small pieces, set aside to dry.

Croutons you can use the store brands, or just grab a baguette and broil until brown and rub with Garlic. After cut into squares. (but make yummy Garlic bread as well)

I like to add both chopped bacon and chopped anchovies. They give it a nice flavor.

Toss and enjoy!

If you would like to make it a meal add grilled chicken or shrimp.

Also great with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Let me introduce you to Pannekoeken

Because this is my first blog I thought what a better way to start my blog off than with one of my favorite breakfast's. Pannekoeken, or the Dutch pancake, or as my boyfriend Theo calls them Oma Pancakes. These thin pancakes, not as thin as a crepe but not as thick as a flapjack are a staple in any Dutch household. They are good with almost any filling you put in them, eggs and bacon, hash browns bacon and onion with sour cream on top ( the perogie Pannekoeken) or my favorite just rolled with Syrup and icing sugar.

you will have to make sure your skillet is very warm, and if the first one doesn't turn out beautiful don't get discouraged the first one is always a little ugly. Also the recipe is never exact as its been handed down from mother to child for a long time.

For 2 people

you will need one egg, 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp melted butter, and then 1 cup of Milk

you may not need all of the milk you just need it until the batter is a nice runny consistency.

You mix it all together and take a ladle and put in hot frying pan (Medium high) with some melted butter in it or oil, and cook for about 3 minutes per side.

Don't forget to add all of your favorite fruit or flavors to the breakfast, and enjoy.
This is a very easy and delish recipe if you are in the mood for a sunday breakfast on thursday morning.