Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Peppercorn Soup

The ultimate thing i wanna experience in Pennsylvania during winter time is able to sweat. It's just too cold here and i hate it. I just luv being all hot and steamy and's not what you think...gotcha!

I was just craving for a hot soup one i crept up into the kitchen and i found peppercorn!!!!!!! My bro has peppercorn in his kitchen!!!!!! Yay!!!!! * jumping up and down*

Without any hesitation, i defrosted 4 chicken drumsticks in the microwave oven, cleaned them and put them in a pot of boiling water. I added like 2 soup spoonful of peppercorn, 4 carrots (chop them in big chunks) half of a big onion and some chinese mushroom. Bring the soup to boil for like 10 minutes and lower the fire and let the soup continue bubbles for 2.5 hours. Add salt to taste....and yourself to a flaming hot bowl of peppercorn soup! Yummz....

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year Breakfast

I woke up one fine white morning...rubbed my eyes...and's snowing again here in Pennsylvania. And i have to give Mc Donald a miss. *silent for a minute*....okay...waking up on the first day of 2009 to a Mc Donald...?? Maybe not.
I actually took down a bag of beef from the freezer on New Year's day know...the weather here is so just can't say...Oh...i'm going out for a meal tomorrow and ding ding ding...snow is on its way to ambush your plan. So i'm s.m.a.r.t. Okay i'm not. But i am. At least this time...keke!
I cut the beef in long thin strips....marinated with whatever i can get from my bro's apartment's kitchen's drawer...oh...i never know his kitchen's drawer is fully loaded with sauces!! I mean...a guy.....okay...let's not veer. So i marinated the beef with dark soy sauce, black pepper, Shiao Xing wine, lil light soy sauce and honey...lotsa them...mmmm..oh ya....i also added a dollop of butter...

An hour later, i lay the strips of beef on the baking tray...ungreased....and pop them in the oven at 350F for 20 minutes..don't over bake don't wanna eat some tensed strips of hmmm...

Tadaa!!!!!! first meal of year 2009. The beef was...mama mia! Luv them. I had them sandwiched between buttered toast topped with potato egg salad and some blanched french beans....first bite...oh gawd....just let me gulp all these without putting on a pound k...please will you??

Happy new year everybody! Mwahhh!