Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chicken Curry

So I "invented" a new recipe last night.

For chicken curry, I used:

1/2 c half & half
1 can chicken stock
2 carrots
1/2 apple (I would have used a whole one, but there was a half in the frig)
1 clove garlic (next time more)
About 2 tsp of fresh ginger - sliced a few disks and tossed them in the blender
1 heaping Tablespoon of commercial curry powder
about 2 tsp cumin
A dash of red pepper

Buzz it all up in the blender

I browned the chicken (forgot to check weight - 5 big boneless thighs, cut into bite sized pieces) and cooked some brown rice on the side. Once the chicken was brown, I drained the pan and added my concoction and then just let it simmer.

It came out pretty good. Next time, I will try it with coconut milk instead of cream and will add garlic. It wasn't as creamy as I would like so will also think about how to thicken it properly.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sunny Florida

Visiting Florida for my sis's 50th. The gang is mostly all here. Very relaxing. Can't figure out how to add photos from the iphone. Maybe when I get home.

Now that I am home, I will pop a few photos up.

I managed to catch this pelican taking off from the water - ungainly, then flying, so beautiful and smooth!

I always pick up little shells on the beach that catch my eye and then wind up tossing them. So this time, I captured the shells with a photo!

Friday afternoon, quite a storm blew in. It was beatiful though!