Monday, August 31, 2009

Just my Thought of the Day !

My Version of a Steak & Eggs Sandwich

OK this is the first time i ever made poached eggs ! and i only had to throw one out (lol) as i was making the second one i told the hubby that if this one didn't come out i was going to make them fried !!! I hate not doing things right the first time ! So i gave it another try and it came out !! and yes i did YouTube Gordon Ramsey demo on how to make a poached egg and i am glad i did !!
And here is the steak sandwich i made to put the poached egg on !
It was a Flank steak (which i never use i always heard it was a tough meat but i always see Bobby Flay using flank so i though id try it and i used a great marinade for that made it really flavorful and tasty!

Margarita Flank Steak
1/4 cup of Tequila
1/4 cup of real orange juice
the juice of 2 lemons
and Salt & Pepper and marinate for 45 minutes!

On the sandwich lettuce, provolone cheese, steak, tomatoes,diced red onion, avocado's and topped with a poached egg!

Faux leather Jacket !

Was Shopping for School supplies on Sunday at Target a found this cute very inexpensive faux leather jacket for only $39.99 so i had to grab it !
And i stopped in Marshall's and picked up this gauze Leopard print scarf for $ 14.99 it was such a deal and of course i love Leopard so just a few more things to update my Fall wardrobe.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Just some pic of the past few years for a Flashback Friday!!
@ the beach in June 09

I was sick for 2 days on our Mexico Cruise (not feeling well :(

Easter Time 09

Grandson Landen~
Mother's Day 08
Me & Baby Landen
My Guys @ Disneyland
Me and the hubby Cruising from Canada

The hubby on the beach in Mexico next to my D&G Bag

Cruising 08

My Son's
My Children Christmas 04

My Girls

Me and my Nana 05
Me and my girls 06

My Daughter & Alyssa on Grad Day 06
Our house we bought but never moved into !!:(
My stud of a son

Reese Halloween 08

Ahh Comfort food Friday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grilled Fish with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Yesterday's Dinner ~ Grilled fish with a basil vinaigrette and Asian slaw with stir fired vegetable's
You can use this Basil Vinaigrette on any fish and it's so easy and tasty
2 Tb Olive Oil
3 Garlic cloves minced
3 Tb Fresh chopped Basil
2 whole juice of fresh lemons and the grated reins of of Lemon
and a dash of soy sauce
whisk together and sever over fish !

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Getting to know us part 2

OK so i gave my husband this quiz i did yesterday Lisa Anne over @ suggest that it would be funny if i had my hubby answer the same questions so i did and here are his answers and Lisa Anne i think you should do the same :)

♥ What are your middle names? Josephine Ahmad

♥ How long have you been together? 8 years

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? 2 weeks

♥ Who asked whom out? i asked her out

♥ How old are each of you? her 39 me 46

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? use to be her brother

♥ Do you have any children together? 1

♥ What about pets? 2 dogs

♥ Did you go to the same school? no

♥ Who is the smartest? my wife (lol)

♥ Who is more sensitive? tough one ! me

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Sushi

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Canada

♥ Who has the craziest exes? I do !

♥ Who has the worst temper? My wife

♥ Who does the cooking? I married a Chef !

♥ Who is more social? My wife

♥ Who is the neat-freak? My Wife

♥ Who is more stubborn? My wife

♥ Who hogs the bed? My son

♥ Who wakes up earlier? i do

♥ Where was your first date? Mexican restaurant

♥ Who has the bigger family? Me

♥ Do you get flowers often? I don't get any but i buy flowers every week for the wife

♥ How do you spend the holidays? at home with our family

♥ Who is more jealous? I am the most jealous in the world

♥ How long did it take to get serious? 48 hours (lol)

♥ Who eats more? I am a pig (lol)

♥ Who does/did the laundry? My wife

♥ Who’s better with the computer? My wife "cyber girl"

♥ Who drives when you are together? I always do !

Guest Blogger "The Hubby" Kam

Lettuce Chicken Wraps~last nights dinner

My spin on P.F. Changes Lettuce Chicken wraps for dinner last night and it went with the hot weather we had going on here in sunny California (umm... 80 degrees at 9:30 last night) anywhoo i made this light and easy dinner with spicy sauce !
Just cut up chicken breast cooked over a medium heat until done seasoned with Salt& Pepper.
Diced up green onion
1 bag of bean sprouts
1 bag of shredded carrots
and green leafy lettuce for the wraps!
For the spicy sauce
No measuring needed !!
Just depends on how hot you want your sauce
So you will need
soy sauce
rice wine vinegar
Chinese hot mustard
minced garlic
and you must use Chili Garlic sauce with seeds in it !
Then just whisk it up in a bowl i added some of the diced green onions for texture!
Spoon over lettuce wraps and enjoy !!

Sugar Plum Festival 2009

When autumn is upon us and leaves start to fall,
You'll find witches, black cats, and ghosts to haunt us all.
Pumpkins, scarecrows, Pilgrims, Indians, and harvest delights,
Napkins, place mats, table centerpieces, and beeswax candles to light.

When the air starts to chill, snowflakes fall.
We bring out decorations to adorn our homes and deck the halls.
Angels, snowmen, rocking horses, teddy bears...
Gingerbread ornaments, garland and dolls with shiny hair.

Clothes shopping at Sugar Plum, you'll find it unique...
Country, vogue, western, or Victorian, you'll find what you seek.
Smaller or bigger, we have the size, color, and design for work or play,
Jackets, jewelry, scarves, hats, and sequin applique`s
This is Sugar Plum !! If have never been it is such a treat when my kids were little and in school me and my girlfriends would go for the day of shopping and fun and all go out to lunch after to compare all the fun stuff we bought for our house's. There is so much to look at so many crafts! I have been going for over 13 year or so and it is always a special treat to get you into the Holiday spirit you see i am that person that decorates for every holiday in almost every room my kids say i am obsessed with it (lol) but i know this is what i love to do it is such a tradition in my house! So yes i cant wait until Sugar Plum comes to town!!
OC Fair & Event Center Bldg 10
Free Admission / Parking Fee
Oct 15-17 Halloween & Thanksgiving
Nov 5-7 Thanksgiving & Christmas
Dec 3-5 Christmas
Thurs & Fri 9-9 Sat 9-5
The OC Fair & Event Center
is charging a $5 Parking Fee.
A Tram will be running for your convience.
Buena Park Downtown Mall
8308 On The Mall Buena Park 90620
East of Beach Blvd off La Palma
Free Admission Free Parking
Nov 19 -22 Thanksgiving & Christmas
Dec 10 -13 Christmas
Thurs & Fri 9-9 Sat 10-8 Sun 11-7

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Getting to know us!

♥ What are your middle names? LOL~ Conception Josephine & Kam Ahmed

♥ How long have you been together?
Always up for debate about 8 to 9 years !!! Hubby will get it!

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? around 3 months or so.

♥ Who asked whom out? umm he asked me lol but i said no at first !! Then gave in much later!!

♥ How old are each of you? me-39 Kam -46

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
We seen his last ? mine lives in Colorado

♥ Do you have any children together? Yes our Lil Guys Reese !!

♥ What about pets? Yes 2 Yorkies Juicy Couture & my Savannah

♥ Did you go to the same school? No

♥ Who is the smartest? With our finances Definitely the hubby everything else me(lol)

♥ Who is more sensitive? OMG, ME!

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Sushi.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Canada!!!!!!

♥ Who has the craziest exes? WOW i would have to say him (lol) if you guys only knew!!

♥ Who has the worst temper? LOL he would say me :) But my hubby is half middle eastern !

♥ Who does the cooking? Me! and i love it !

♥ Who is more social? Both of us !

♥ Who is the neat-freak? I have been told i have OCD, but the hubby is just as bad :)

♥ Who is more stubborn? Me all the way :)

♥ Who hogs the bed? i think Reese does our 5 year old (lol) the hubby would say me i use 4 pillows and he gets 1 LOL

♥ Who wakes up earlier? Me except( 6:30am) i never sleep good :( on MWF though are his 5:00 am gym days : )

♥ Where was your first date? A Mexican restaurant

♥ Who has the bigger family? The hubby !! There is 8 of them !!! Plus they have kids too!! :)

♥ Do you get flowers often? Almost every weekend !! I put fresh flowers out every Saturday so my sweet hubby makes sure he grabs me some :)

♥ How do you spend the holidays? Always at Home !!! family comes to our house and i love it .

♥ Who is more jealous? The hubby (lol)

♥ How long did it take to get serious? Lets just say it was a world wind romance !

♥ Who eats more? The hubby (lol)

♥ Who does/did the laundry? Me most of the time !.

♥ Who’s better with the computer? Both of us!

♥ Who drives when you are together? He does !! I love having a driver !!

New York City Food & Wine Festival 2009

New York City Food & Wine Festival is coming up and it's on the weekend i will be in Las Vegas ! (sad but not ) I will still be some where absolutely cool celebrating my 40Th Birthday bash!!but it wont be NYC !! Tasting all the good food and meeting all the Food Network Stars. It starts Thursday October 8Th Thur Sunday October 11Th with so much to do events planned all day everyday ! My favorite for Friday if i were going would be for $95.00 Chelsea Market after dark hosted by Guy Fieri & Sandra Lee aah such fun !!!
And for Saturday it would be for $ 200.00 Blue Moon Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray and a culinary demo with Martha Stewart!!
And Sunday there is so much going on here are just a few to mention interviews with Bobby Flay Culinary demos by the best of them Paula Deen, Sandra Lee, Rocco Disperito and many more. So next year i will be planning my trip to NYC for this Fabulous weekend. Just clink on title for link to NYC F&WF !!

Sun Tea ???

Sun Tea ? Yes that is the question ! Right now as i type i am drinking Sun Tea i gave up diet coke about a month ago just wasn't feeling it anymore and it had way to much sodium in it and a bunch of other crap that really wasn't doing anything for me ! So now i have been totally obsessed with sun tea i have always liked tea hot or cold but now i find myself drinking it all day and ordering it when ever i go out (LOL) But this morning i came across on the Internet a article warning about the bacteria growth in Sun Tea !! (eww) Oh no , not my sun tea :( . The centers for Disease Control states that brewing Sun Tea can mean growth Alcaligenes viscolactis a bacteria common in water. Sun-heated water won't get any hotter than 130 degrees Fahrenheit, which is not hot enough to kill off bacteria. If your sun tea gets thick/syrupy and you see ropey strands, that's bacteria. OK so now i will be brewing my tea over the stove or i will be buying instant !! Ugh who new??