Wednesday, November 28, 2007

foil grill salmon

Dad wanted to try this Campbell soup recipe. It is a cinch to make and to clean up. You just have to put thinly sliced veggies (I have carrots, mushrooms and green peppers) on tin foil. Top with the salmon fillet and pour low fat condensed cream celery soup mixed with juice from a lemon. Garnish with fresh dill. Seal the pouches and placed them on a cookie sheet and either bbq or bake. I bake them in the oven at 400 for 23 min. Everyone gives it a thumb up.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Beard Papa's cream puffs

I decided to buy some cream puffs that was featured in the Vancouver Sun. It was located at the food court at the Aberdeen Ctr. I waited in line for approx. 20 min and while I was waiting, trying to figure out how many I should buy. Six? A doz? Well, there is a sign saying that you should eat them the same day so I settled on 6.
Three green tea custard and 3 vanilla original. I ate one of each. Michael said "I'll have one after my hockey practice. I really shouldn't eat them." He had such will power after school and waited till he came home. Although he didn't stop at one. He ate another. Kim ate the vanilla one first (before dinner) and said "I shouldn't eat another one" But she did, she ate the last one in the box. Oh yeah, dad didn't get any...he wouldn't want them anyway...

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Cookie Massacre...

The Crimescene: 9:13 pm

Victim 1: Unidentified Chocolate Chip Cookie A
Victim 2: Unidentified Chocolate Chip Cookie B

Description: Two Chocolate Chip Cookies, barely out of the oven, found badly mutilated on cookie sheet.
Note: Also several scattered unidentifiable cookie parts - perhaps more victims?

The Suspects:

The neighbouring cookie, who coincidentally was not damaged at all? Looks like he's pretty nervous, sweating like that...

"It wasn't me! I swear!"

The cookie's jealous unbaked cousins?

"We've never even been on that cookie tray!"

The spatula?

"Hey, I was just doing my job!"

Ruling: Accidental death. Spatula charged with abetting manslaughter.

Notes: When recipe says "let cool on sheet", they probably mean for longer than five seconds.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


So.... went to a mexican restaurant on broadway and main on friday night... it was pretty good, but I'm just like my mom in that I usually enjoy the appies more than the mains...... the white trash margarita was very good.. refreshing just as advertised and the chicken tacos and papadas diablos were my favorite appies... I would go again, but I would only order appies :)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Banana Bread From Memory

Soooo I figured that I've made banana bread enough times that I should be able to do it from memory. I thought 35 minutes at 350 F would do the trick. Well, as you can see from the picture, maybe 30 minutes would have been enough. Burnt piece #1 looks like an wolly mamoth and burnt piece #2 looks like an obese giraffe. Other than that, it tastes pretty good. I used the following spices: ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. For those of you wondering, yes, baking the banana bread was a form of procrastination as I suddenly felt like I HAD to have banana bread while I was studying.