Wednesday, December 24, 2014

German Christmas Dinner #2

German Christmas Dinner

Thursday, March 6, 2014



10 lemons
1 bottel Vodka 750 ml
3 1/2 cups of water
2 1/2 cups of sugar

Using a veggie peeler remove peel of lemons n take out any white part.
Combine lemon peel n Vodka ( I use Sky Vodka it is my favorite ) in a container that has a cover for 4 days at room temperature. 

Mix water n sugar cook on medium heat stiring constantly till Sugar is melted. Let cool completely. On day 5 remove the Lemon Peels mix Vodka n Sugar mix together cool in fridge.

You can adjust your sugar amount ( I did at first I used 3 1/2 cups of sugar which turned out very sweet which is great to serve over Vanilla Ice Cream.

You can also juice all lemons and pour into a ice cube tray so that you can have your favorite Vodka over this instead of just ice cubes. I really is good tasting.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Big Bear Lake

Thelma's Family Restaurant

We are in Big Bear for a day. Having Breakfast @ Thelma's Family Restaurant. The Waitress that greeted us was very nice gave us the Specials and most of all was very friendly. Randy ( my hubby ) had Paul Bunyon's Chicken Fried Steak it was very tender and Juicy.  The Hashbrown's are just awesome ask for Crispy and they deliver. Below is the description as it is on the Menu of Course I added a Picture for all to see: 

Paul Bunyon's Big Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast 3/4 lb of tender, juicy steak fried to perfection and served with 2 Eggs of your choice, then smothered with our own Homemade Country Gravy                      $12.50

I enjoyed my Eggs Florentine very much.
Below is the description as it is on the Menu:

2 English Muffins Grilled, then topped with Fresh Spinach, 2 Poached Eggs and smothered with Our Hollandaise Sauce. $9.95

Best Sausage links we had 
in a while. These are only $2.95 for 3

Monday, March 3, 2014

Last night Red Carpet Oscars Dinner

I wanted something that Carrotst and easy so I would not miss a moment of the Red Carpet and the Oscars.

Baked Beer Battered Cod with Roasted Red Potatoes. ( Appropriate for the Occasion ) 

         Here is what it looks all finished. 

I cut the Raw Potatoes,

Friday, February 28, 2014

Split Pea Soup

A long awaited rainy day that we so need what better time to make Split Pea Soup.

9 am time to put on my slow cooker n fill it with Polishes goodness. I am using 1 Spiral Ham bone ( I bought from Sam's ) . We use the spiral ham for lunch meat. The ham that could not be cut with spiral blade I cut small enough to have in the Soup for dinner. Here is the list of ingredients you need:

1 ham bone
1 onion quartered

A little sea salt ( I add just a pinch at first even though the ham is salty but with adding that much water you will probably resalt again later to )

Palm full of salt free garlic herb seasoning

3 bayleaves ( I love the flavor of bayleaves so you can just add 1if you like )

4 gloves Garlic ( I love garlic but if you add to much it will over power.

Add water till the Bone is just covered.

Cook this on high for 2 hours. Retaste to see if it needs salt.

3 carrots cut into small pieces

3 celery stalks cut into small pieces

Now add the veggies. Cook on high for 2 hours.

Now it is time to take the ham bone out n discard.

Add 2 lb of Slip Peas  let cook on high for 2 more hours. Check again if it needs salt.

Try and take out the bay leaves if they have broken up it is ok. This needs to be blended with a small submersible blender ( I have had mine for over 20 years n love it ) blend till all is creamy. Now it is time to taste if it needs salt. 

In a bowl add the precut ham add the Split Pea Soup if you have add some Croutons ( my hubby loves this n also some chopped Green Onions.

Enjoy, from my happy place to yours.

:-):-):-) as always you know it is Contagious :-):-):-)

Sincerely Reny