Friday, October 29, 2010

Nightmare [on Elm's St] in Mrs. P's Kitchen

I had THE WORSE baking day E.V.E.R!!! You see the above cupcakes? yeah...let me tell you the story from the beginning...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Corn Chowder, Banana Bread

It is starting to get cold and it was rainy all day. Comfort food to the rescue! I love corn chowder because I LOVE corn and I LOVE potatoes. In this I have also added onions, turkey kielbasa and bacon. mmmMMmmm!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Surf & Turf dinner, Halloween Breakfast Bento

Last week I decided to do a Surf and Turf in an effort to use up my mushrooms and onions for sautee...only after dinner had I realized I forgot them!

Surf is Garlic Shrimp Scampi. I have tried very VERY hard to master the shrimp truck shrimp over at Giovanni's in Kahuku. Seems like this time it is much closer than I've ever done before!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kalua Pork & Cabbage, Salad & Fruit Bento

I haven't made my own kalua pork yet, but if you have a slowcooker, pork butt, hawaiian salt, and liquid smoke, you'll have a delicious kalua pig in a day. Here is my recipe here.

But if you live in Hawaii and you supported a Kalua Pig fundraiser, you'll end up with some in your freezer. You can do alot besides eating this with rice. One that I often do is Kalua Pork Quesadillas (another post). The other would be Kalua Pork & Cabbage, over rice.

1 cup of kalua pork
half of a small cabbage (shredded)
Hawaiian salt
black pepper
sesame oil

1) In a pot or skillet, cook shredded cabbage until soft, about 8 minutes.
2) Add in kalua pork and stir and mix well
3) Drizzle about a tbp of sesame oil and continue to stir fry.
4) Add in a dash of Hawaiian salt (not too much as pork should already be salty), and a dash of black pepper.
5) Serve.

Some people like it alittle wet so the sauce can cover the rice, some people like it drier. Depending on how you like it. If you want it drier, you can use a paper towel to soak up the cabbage water before adding in the kalua pork.

I try to serve this dish quite often as Mr. P loves Hawaiian food. Once in a great while I would even buy lauau, poi, lomi lomi salmon, and poke to make it a hawaiian feast!

I've got no leftovers for lunch the next day. So I packed myself salad and fruits in a Fit N Fresh bowl. Bottom tier contains: lettuce, olives, carrots, and mushrooms; top tier contains: apples, grapes, and sweet juicy korean pear. Added to "What's for Lunch Wednesday"

There is also a baby gift basket giveaway by Good Eats 'n Sweet Treats. Since I don't have any luck what-so-ever in winning, why don't YOU try?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Soft Taco Bento

We had tacos for dinner last night. Lil P ate FIVE crunchy tacos! Yet we managed to get leftovers, so I've decided to put it together and bring them for lunch today. This bento consist of: cheese, olives, tomatoes in silicon muffin cups, flatout bread (below the silicon cups), lettuce and ground beef in...can you guess? it's in the moon cake containers! Glad i made use of it! haha...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Bento

Today's bento consists of leftovers from camping weekend as well using Fit N Fresh 2-cup containers. Top tier: Short ribs, Guava Chicken, Corn on the Cobb. Bottom tier: Fried noodles with fall leaves (bell peppers) and sugar snap peas.

Think Pink Bento

A french bento blogger is hosting a special Breast Cancer Awareness Project. I have read upon this last week and hoped that I could be doing a bento especially for this cause. I have already seen many bento bloggers adding their "think pink" bento on their blogs, here, here, here, here, and here, and many more! So I decided to do mine today, and make this on the What's for Lunch Wednesday.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Potato Salad with Imitation Crab, Singapore Chili Crab

I made my first batch of potato salad when I was living in CA for a summer, nearly 10 years ago. Before I moved to CA, I have NEVER really cooked, my parents did all the cooking. But once I realized I'm on my own (despite having roommates), I need to start cooking. After moving back to Hawaii, I would make potoate salad for potlucks and gatherings. My friends' responses to my potato salad were very positive and they even request for it from time to time. I think that got me interested in trying different recipes. Well, that was just *part* of the reason, the other reason was Mr. P's inability to cook....but that's another story...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Honey Walnut Shrimp and Mongolian Beef

Lil P likes honey walnut shrimp when we go to chinese restaurant, so I told him I'll try to make it for him. Mr. P is allergic to shellfish so I made his chinese restaurant favorite mongolian beef.