When its cold outside having a little hot chocolate with that special someone is always a good option.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
* 2 cups half & half
*12 small dark chocolate covered peppermint patties
*2 cups 1% Milk
*Pinch of salt
Combine 2/3 cup half and half with candy in heavy bottomed saucepan. Stir continually with a wire wisk over low heat until patties melt. Stir in remaining half and half, milk and salt and continue heating until mixture reaches simmering stage. Serve immediately. Garnish with peppermint sticks if desired.
What else can we do with an egg? I feel like Forrest Gump and shrimp, there are plenty of things to do with them. Today I decided to make a 'frittata'. A what? Yes frittata.
In my Alton Brown voice:
"The frittata is an Italian dish, similar in composition to an omelet. Unlike an omelet, however, the egg mixture is not folded over and finished on the stove top. Most variants of the frittata start with a few moments on the stove top until the bottom layer of the egg mixture has solidified, and then are baked in the oven for half an hour to an hour depending upon the size and recipe"
This thing was soooo easy to make, give it a try. You probably have all the ingredients in your fridge. The possibilites are endless, you can try mushroom and peppers or another veggie combo.
Spinach - Feta Frittata
Makes 4 Servings
6 slightly beaten eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon of dried dill
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic or 1 clove garlic minced
1 tablespoon margarine or buttre
1/2 of a 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1/2 teaspoon lemon - pepper seasoning
1/4 cup feta cheese
chopped red sweet pepper
*source easy dinners vegeterian
1. In a medium bowl use a fork to beat together the eggs, milk, dill, salt and black pepper until combined. Set aside. (I'm not a huge fan of dill so I didn't use that much)
2. In a 10 inch broilerproof or regular skillet cook onion and garlic in hot butter until tender. Stir in spinach and lemon - pepper seasoning.
3. Pour egg mixture into the skillet over the spinach mixture. Cook
over medium heat. As egg mixture sets, run a spatula around the edge of the skillet, lifting egg mixture to allow the uncooked portion to flow underneath. Continue cooking and lifting edge until egg mixture is almost set but still glossy and moist.
4. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Place broilerproof skillet under the broiler 4 - 5 inches from the heat; broil for 1 to 2 minutes or just until top is set.
(or if using a regular skillet, remove skillet from heat, cover and let stand for 3 to 4 minutes or just until top is set)
This was the point where I hoped my house wasn't going to go on fire.
5 To serve, if desired sprink with red sweet pepper. Cut into 8 wedges
Nutrition facts per serving 206 calories, 14 grams total fat, 335 mg cholesterol, 535 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 13g protein
It's the holiday time and to me that means a lot of dinner parties. I usually like to bring a dish or a bottle of wine. I'm a white and dessert wine girl. Bring on the muscato, pino grigio, and sauvignon blanc!
I asked the Divas Uncorked for some advice about what new wine I should bring to a party. Aslo how do you choose a 'safe choice' wine for a party?
"Hi Keesha,you could bring a Prescecco to cleanse the palette before the dinner. This is always a nice wine to start off the meal with. Lots of folks have never had this before. A Chardonnay is always safe (unoaked) or try a Pinot Noir (red), goes with most foods"
There you have it, some choices on what to bring, lucky I have a bottle of Prescecco left from my launch party. I never knew Prescecco (its an Italian sparkeling wine) could be used to cleanse your palate. Also in between meals I have seen a lemon sorbet being used. During wine tasting crackers are used in between sips.
I always love looking for new appitizers to try out. I saw this "Spinach and Feta Cheese Purses", they look so CUTE! And easy to make! Give it a try, what else can we put in our purses? Guava and Cheese?