Tuesday, April 5, 2011
So I invited our neighbor and her family over for dinner last weekend. I decided I will make beef biriyani but I have never cooked it before. So I used a package spice mix I already had I bought from the indian store. I will just follow direction on the package. How hard can it be? Well, it wasn't very hard but I had to guestimate. I used to work as a chemist and this method sucks! Why? Because it doesn't give a set quantity of how much of the ingredients to use! There were two quanitities. Rice and beef. I am supposed to use ginger-garlic paste and yogurt but the package had no amount listed. I ended up using about two table spoons but I have to say I was very nervous about how my dish is going to come out! Its okay to try but not on the day when I have guests coming over for dinner! Experiments are for your own to try fail and adjust. For guests, you want to try a no-fail recipe that you have prepared before. Anyway, it turned out fine in the end and wasn't too spicy. I was afraid it might have been and my two little guests who are 11 and 5 yrs old wouldn't be able to eat it. Ugh, I really gotta start taking pics before we eat it all up so I can take pics for you to see. Yeah, it didn't look anything like the indian restaurant biriyani! LOL!
Posted by the coach's wife at 8:49 AM
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sometime one day last year my friend A from California sent me a starter bread of Amish friendship bread. I had no idea what that was. She was making the bread while I was visiting her and I watched her make her very first batch. She got her starter bag from her mom. Well, I am not a regular baker so I didn't think much of it till A gave me one to take home. I have been hooked on it ever since! No, I don't bake every ten days. Instead the "babies" that I get, I store them in the freezer and take it out when I want to bake one. So a few days ago I took one out and baked it yesterday! My husband J chose the flavors. One cheesecake and one vanilla pudding mix. Result: YUM! How do I know? Cuz I already had eaten a piece soon as it was ready! Hehehe!