Pork Schnitzel

Saturday, March 08, 2008 | with 0 comments »

We all love to eat pork schnitzel and I cook them as often as we can eat meat. The only meat eater in the house is me and my 3 companions only eats once in a while. Joe, was stationed in Germany for couple of years during his service and pork schnitzel is one of his favorite.

It's really easy to cook it and if you have 30 minutes or less to spare then you are ready for dinner. My rice was cooked ahead and and I suateed a bag of sweet snap peas stir-fry with 2 teaspoon light butter and sprinkled with salt and pepper to taste.



Pork Schnitzel

Ingredients:
6 boneless top pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick, 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons oil

Place chops between 2 sheets of waxed paper. With meat mallet or rolling pin, pound to 1/8-inch thick. Sprinkle both sides with salt.
Measure flour and bread crumbs onto separate sheets of waxed paper. Whisk together egg and milk in bowl. Lightly coat cutlets in flour, shaking off excess; dip in egg mixture, then into bread crumbs, pressing crumbs to coat.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add cutlets to skillet; cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove cutlets to warm platter. Serve immediately

Recipe used: Was taken from the Food Network ,courtesy of Family Circle Magazine

Pretzel

Saturday, March 08, 2008 | with 0 comments »

I love to eat salted pretzel and it's a perfect snack to have around. Lately, I am into the soft one and loved the cinnamon flavored pretzel. Everytime, I go to walmart...I alwats dropped by at the McDonald corner and buy some of it. If your curious about this treats then read this short history about it.
According to: Answer.com

Some historians have said that the pretzel is the oldest snack food ever developed. It is believed that the pretzel was first developed during 610 A.D. by a monk in southern France or northern Italy. Using the dough left over from bread making, he formed the pretzel shape, which was meant to look like a child's arms folded in prayer. He used these creations as treats for children that learned their prayers. He called the snacks pretiola, which means little reward in Latin. The pretiolas eventually found their way into Germany and Austria where they became known as pretzels. The pretzels grew in popularity and are said to have been brought over to America on the Mayflower in 1620. The first pretzels were of the soft variety. Legend has it that one night a baker who was baking a batch of pretzels fell asleep. When he woke up all the moisture was cooked out of them and the hard pretzel was born.

Pancit 'Ala' Lut

Thursday, March 06, 2008 | with 0 comments »

It's my kids and mother-in laws favorite my very owned Pancit "Ala"Lut recipe. It's very easy and tasty too. You should try this one sometimes.

Ingredients:

12 ounces Pancit Canton Noodles ( you can buy them at your local grocery at International section)
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
Broth from the chicken you’ve cooked
1 tablespoon cooking oil
¼ cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 tablespoon soysauce
1 bag of frozen vegetables stir-fry ( your choice)
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:
1.In a big pan or work (if you have a wok the better) , sauté garlic and onions until tender.
2. Add frozen vegetable stir-fry and cook around 10 minutes or until tender ( never ever over cook it).
3. Add chicken, soy sauce, chicken bouillon, salt and pepper to taste.
4. Add noodle and chicken broth and if you need more liquid add some water.
5. Let it simmer until noodle are soft.
6. Always serve it hot. Enjoy!

Serving: 4 to 6 persons

Pitachios

Thursday, March 06, 2008 | with 25 comments »

Pitachios is probably one of my favorite nuts and I love to have them all the time. It's kind a expensive but I can't say no no to it. I spent at least $20 a month for 4 bags and peanut is not included with that. We loves nuts and it's a perfect snack anytime of the day.

According to Health Notes

Nutritional Highlights
Pistachios (raw), 30 nuts (18g)
Calories: 99
Protein: 3.68g
Carbohydrate: 5.25g
Total Fat: 7.7g
Fiber: 1.8g
*Good source of: Vitamin B6 (0.31mg ), and Thiamine (0.157mg)

*Foods that are a “good source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily Value.


Cheese Burger

Thursday, March 06, 2008 | with 0 comments »



Charcoal grilled cheese burger with seasoned fries are probably one of the easiest dinner that anyone can cook. I am not a cheeseburger girl lover but I love to have them once in a while. I preferred to prepare my own burger because I want to use the leanness ground beef I can get.

Cheese Burger

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
6 hamburger sesame buns
6 American sliced cheese



Directions

1. Preheat grill.
2. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper very well . Make at least 6 patties.
3. Grill burgers approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Note:
*Spray burger patties with oil to prevent them on sticking to the grill.
* Add cheese during last minute of grilling, allowing the cheese to melt slightly before serving.

Serve each burger to prepared buns ( with mayo and mustard if desired ) and your ready to go.


Brown Eggs

Thursday, March 06, 2008 | with 0 comments »



I am enjoying my brown eggs everyday. My four hens are now laying 3 or more eggs a day. The boys, are enjoying their omellete and hard boil eggs too. I am now looking for a rooster so I can have another batches of chicks soon. My rooster died last winter and I have no idea why.


I found some information from ENC about egg and here some of it:

Egg History:

-Europe has had domesticated hens since 600 B.C.
-Chickens came to the New World with Columbus on his second trip in 1493.
-Eggs were colored, blessed, exchanged and eaten as part of the rites of spring long before Christian times.
-While it is customary to throw rice at weddings in many countries, French brides break an egg on the threshold of their new home before stepping in- for luck and healthy babies.
-At the time of the French Revolution, the clever French already knew 685 different ways of preparing eggs (including, of course, the omelet).

Egg Nutrition:

Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy. Egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. In addition, eggs have thirteen essential vitamins and minerals
* Eggs contain the highest quality food protein known. It is second only to mother's milk for human nutrition.
* Egg yolk is the major source of the egg's vitamins and minerals.
* A large egg contains only 75 calories and 5 grams of fat.
* Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
* Eggs have no vitamin C because the chick can produce it from food it eats.

Grilled Chicken

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 | with 1 comments »


Grilled chicken is probably one of my favorite food and I cook them very often because it's the kid's favorite too. It's very easy to cook this one and I am sure you're going to like it. I squeezed some lemon to taste.

Ingredients:

1 whole medium Chicken (cut in half)
1 big storage bag
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon powder garlic
1/2 teaspoon powder onion
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
2 lemon slices

Directions:

1. Put the chicken into the storage bag
2. Mix the salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and seasoning salt.
3. Sprinkle the mixed spices into the chicken.Mix Well
4. When done. Refrigerate the chicken to marinate for at least an hour.
5.Fire the grill and grill to cook.

Serving size: 2 to 4 persons