Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oreo Chocolate Fudge

Lil P finally recovered after 5 days but he has been sleeping ALOT. I actually haven't seen him sleep this much in years! It is either he is trying to get the rest he's missed all these years or he is on a growing spurt. So we measured him on Sunday and will check on it in a month...

I had to bring snacks for baseball game this past Sunday, and we did a chili hot dog / nachos theme and I brought chicken nachos, chips, fruits, and dessert. I made white chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts. It was ok only. I wanted it to be thick and chewy but it's thin and chewy...only 50% of my goal. boo. But the Oreo Fudge was a HUGE hit!

45 Oreo cookes
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1/4 tsp salt
1 can condense milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 squares of Baker's semi sweet chocolate
3 packets Nestle's pre-melted unsweeten chocolate
3/4 c semi sweet chocolate chips

1) Finely crush (or put in food processor) 36 oreo cookies, place in a bowl.
2) Melt butter and pour into cookie crumbs, mix well.
3) Press butter crumb mixture into a 9x11 pan with foil that extents further on the side (this will help pull up the content to cut)
4) Place chocolate squares in a microwave safe bowl. Melt chocolate squares in microwave 40% with 30 seconds intervals until melted (mix it with a spatual each 30 seconds)
5) Pour in pre-melted chocolate and condense milk into the melted chocolate. Stir and mix well.
6) Pour chocolate/condense milk mixture on top of the butter crumb mixture, carefully spread them evenly. Recommend to pour them into 8 separate areas and spread them using a butter sprayed spatula. (otherwise the crumbs will pull up and make it hard to spread)
7) Coarsely crush the rest of the oreo cookies and sprinkle the crushed cookies and the chocolate chips on top of the chocolate/condense milk mixture.
8) Bake for 20 minutes in the oven at 325 degrees.
9) Let cool, then place in fridge for one hour.
10) pull out fudge with foil, slice them into squares or bars with a pizza roller.

Here is a pic of the Chicken Nachos I was able to snap before I packed it up. I have mentioned this recipe here.

I haven't posted bentos lately, but I want to let you all know that you can help the traumatic Tsunami in Japan by getting involved. Show some Aloha, please visit American Red Cross to support their disaster relief efforts, or purchase a bento product from Bento4Japan on ebay! Especially if you are thinking about starting a bento collection or adding more items to your bento collection!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tan Tan Pork Udon

No bentos this week. Spring break for Lil P. We had the entire week planned, starting with Whale Watching, Lil P's baseball practice, and camping at a cabin on Monday, then Tuesday would be beach, Lil P's baseball game, and go to watch a basketball game. But everything went sour that afternoon, Lil P wasn't feeling well and end up with a low fever that night. He maintained 99-100 degrees the next day, only today he's back to normal temperature but still not feeling himself. The week is almost over. What a way to spend spring break huh?

Because I was busy taking care of him, and trying to study at the same time. I didn't have much time to post anything. This is what I made last week for me and Mr. P.

Tan Tan Pork

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lemon Caper Mahi Mahi

Ack! I've been slacking off on this! I have been cooking and snapping pictures, just didn't have time to download the pictures or blog about it. Work had me traveling to neighbor islands, I've been tired, and I've been studying for a certification and planned to take the exam end of June. I also haven't exercised in 3 weeks. I planned on working out tonight (i've been saying it for a week now), and I know I'll be sore tomorrow...

Anyway, a friend of mine went out to sea and caught a huge Mahi, came to drop off some filets to us! So i was able to attempt this Mahi Mahi with lemon and caper.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pan-Roasted Pork Chops and Star Wars Party with Stormtrooper Cake

Thank you for those who had voted for my Easy Peanut Butter Sandwich Surprise! I didn't win...but I was in 4th place out of 9! It was an awesome experience so Thank you Veggie Patch and The Sneaky Chef!!

I have been rather busy this past couple of weeks because I had to get ready for Lil P's 10th Birthday party which I will share with you after this recipe. I have made this dish a few weeks back actually but didn't have to time to post so here it is!