Friday, January 9, 2009

Salted Nut Roll Bars Suck Arse

Or maybe it is me that sucks arse.......but either way I am blaming it on the recipe. I have pictures but I don't feel like uploading them. In actuality, the bars look fantastic......although they are a disguise of evil. I don't even really want to blog about it. It's over, they are in the garbage where they belong and maybe this weekends new Boston Cream Pie recipe will make up for them. Salted Nut Roll Bars are the bastard child of unsalted nut roll bars. Okay, I made that up.


Tonight I am making pizza on the Big Green Egg. It is one of my favorite things to do and is my specialty. I am "known" for my pizzas. Tonight I am going top my crust with herbed olive oil, a 4 cheese blend (hormone free of course because I don't need my cows hopped up on estrogen I got a enough of that), thinly sliced pan roasted filet mignon, roasted red and yellow peppers and some sharp white cheddar. Going to pair that with a BLT salad of romaine hearts, grape tomatoes and crumbled bacon with some asiago and cracked peppercorn dressing. Dessert is store bought since the bastard arse nut rolls didn't turn out.....either a chocolate mousse or some apple blossoms. Cardio paddles are always close at hand....just chew the baby aspirin if you feel a heart attack coming on, it hits the blood stream faster. This is why I chug a flaxmeal smoothie every morning for breakfast with some shooters of Triple Omega 3 fish oil can never start to early.

I leave you with a past pizza photo........olive oil base, mozzarella, asiago, italian turkey sausage, roasted red and yellow peppers and crumbled goat cheese, fresh oregano/basil/italian parsley. COME TO PAPA!

This is my apple pie pizza, which is the heading picture of my blog.

ABC of Yoga
Today I leave you with Salabhasana or Locust Pose...........

There is no better high than being in a silent room with a swarm of sweaty locusts.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I Am Making It A Stouffer's Night

I am quite embarrassed to admit that tonight will be a Stouffer's Night! There, I said it. Chastise me as you see fit, I deserve it.

We are having a hillbilly supper at the Swanson's tonight. I haven't decided between the individual meatloaves or the chicken enchiladas. Of course I haven't completely lost my faculties and it will be paired with an heirloom lettuce salad, sprinkled with roasted pecans, dried cranberries and some shredded asiago drizzled with some extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. There are some nights though, when I quite frankly, just don't have it together. So either Schwans or Stouffers saves my arse. Fresh Market is also great for some quick white wine and herb rotisserie chickens and they have great soup.

My yoga classes during the week start at on those nights it throws my "gourmet" game off.

Bad news or good news, depending on how you view this blog. My Dell laptop that had been struggling with asthma for the last year finally gave in and took his last breath 2 mornings ago (I am sure it did not help that I punched him square in the gh section of the keyboard either). It was time....he had wanted me to pull the plug for sometime but I kept the life support running. Unfortunately for me......most of my pictures that I had saved and not posted of my culinary treasures are gone forever. Of course I hadn't gotten around to uploading my things to a safe haven, who has time to do that on a regular basis?? Not me.

Anywho' I am picture less today.

I am however, very excited that I received my new Cuisine at Home and it has the Creamiest and Sweetest Boston Cream Pie you have ever laid eyes on. Not only does it have the luscious yellow cake but there is also a layer of chocolate cake right smack in the middle. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!!!!!!!!!!! Perhaps this weekend I can grace my up dog thighs with this beast of a cake or is it a pie??? Then I will gladly share with my online folks.

For now, I leave you with this
compliments of ABC of Yoga
Virabhadrasana I or Warrior 1 pose......cuz every woman should have a strong warrior lurking inside her body just waiting to kick some out of line ass...if need be.

Per Wiki~A Boston cream pie is a round cake that is split and filled with a custard or cream filling and frosted with chocolate.

Created by French chef M. Sanzian at Boston's Parker House Hotel, opened in 1855, this pudding/cake combination comprises two layers of sponge cake filled with vanilla custard or crème pâtissière. The cake is topped with a chocolate glaze (such as ganache) and sometimes confectioner's sugar or a cherry.