Friday, January 22, 2010

All that was left was the juice!

I have babied this beef brisket for 3 days. The marinating and waiting.....and waiting... and waiting.... and finally the cooking slow for over 3 hrs. I tell you it stuffed all six of us. This time I made Pioneer Women Beef Brisket. It for me was just a little salty, and did not shred, but it was devoured. So I will get to the good stuff.
Here is the recipe
Braised Beef Brisket

The Ingredients are:
beef consomme(not beef broth)
low sodium soy sauce
juice of lemons
garlic cloves
liquid smoke
beef brisket

One thing I can say is that none of these recipes have very many ingredients

Next we prepare

the beef consume(looks pretty gross)

The soy sauce(I will had half of this mext time) A little strong

the lemons

The garlic, oh!!! bring on the garlic

The liquid smoke(I think this is what makes it)

The brisket.  I went to Kroger and was looking all around the meat dept for beef brisket and the meat guy says this is way cheaper. Beef brisket is like 7.00 or more a pound. He says it is the same thing as beef brisket just leave the spices off. I think he was wrong. It would not shred.

I had to marinade for 48 hrs.

cover and wait...wait...wait...

wow looks good.

ready to eat and eat and eat.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blogg Challenge Card.

I found 2 blogg challenges I wanted to enter this week. The only requirement this week is RED. I took what I had left over from making a birthday card and created a new card for Valentines Day. If you like to do challenges please visit the blogg. &

The whole card front and inside

Just the front

The back using my custom stamp Adam had made for me.

I used Stampin Up Night and Day paper
Stampin Up Real Red paper, Ink and Ribbon
Stampin Up Love you Much stamp set
Stampin Up Whisper White paper
Stampin Up Three heart punch

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jodi's Birthday Card!

My friend Jodi had a birthday December 31. I wanted to try this paper from Stampin Up holiday mini catalog. It's from the Night and Day specialty paper. I wanted to come up with something special for her. I have known her for many years, but just in the last couple of years we have become close and I truly love her, and she is a great and postive person in my life. Special people should get the best of your talents, nothing less.

This is the front

This is the the whole card.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Soups on with a side of cornbread!

I sat with my cookbook and made a grocery list of all the things I needed for a few recipes. I really needed to collect several things I was lacking in the spice cabinet and liquids like sherry, red and white wine vinegar. I started this morning with marinating a beef brisket, it has to marinate for 24 to 48 hours.

I decided to make Sherried Tomato Soup and a pan of Cornbread.
first the ingredients for the soup
white or yellow onion
diced tomatoes
tomato juice
chicken base
black pepper
heavy cream

Lets get to cooking. first start of with onions and butter in pan.

Then after you get the onions translucent add the tomato juice and diced tomatoes.

add the sugar and chicken base

then add the heavy cream.

then add the pepper, sherry and the herbs

Then just keep warm and serve.

The skillet cornbread she makes was very good and very easy to make

Ingredients are.
yellow cornmeal
all purpose flour
baking powder
baking soda

mix the dry ingredients together and the wet together

warm the skillet with 2 teaspoons of shortening

 once you pull it out add the mixture and bake for 25 min.

Enjoy and try a new recipe once in a while. I love to cook and it is a stress reliever. I really get a joy when someone likes my cooking and requests a dish I have made. Enjoy