For this particular dinner, I cooked basic tomato rice and served with seared steak and saute mushroom. I have on another occasion cook tomato rice with mushroom and baby scallops. So far, this easy rice dish is a hit whenever I served it to family and friends. I can't wait to try other ingredients to add to my one dish meal recipes.
It was actually super easy. One just needs:
-One package cake mix
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
*I used butter instead of veggie oil.
After mixing all ingredients together, wait 5-10 minutes to get the batter set for easier handling. Form one inch balls and place on cookie sheet about 2 inch apart. Bake 375 degree for 12-14 minutes. I usually wait until I can smell the cookies, then I know it is done. Wait a couple of minutes and remove to cool on cooling rack.
I wanted to see if flatten the ball will cause the cookies to bake differently. Both batches of cookies baked nicely and there was not much difference once the cookies cooled down.
I love macadamia nuts, so I chopped up 1/2 cup to add into these cookies.
These cookies are soft and chewy, which is just right up my ally. Has anyone made cookies with cake mix before?
This Lego themed car bedroom is not too difficult to achieve. It is cute without going over the top. To further enhance the Lego theme, I would glue Lego pieces around picture frames for the wall and on the tables. Or, use Lego :pieces to spell out a name or words on the wall. What is your dream theme room?
As I am always looking for easy and quick meals, this arugula and smoke salmon salad definitely fits the bill. This can be a first salad course or serve as main course by adding chucks of avocado and a side of hearty bread. Simply toss together arugula, olive oil, a little lemon juice, and salt/pepper to taste. Top the green with as much or little smoke salmon as you like. I like to use . To be a little more adventurous, toss arugula with honey mustard dressing. I like to punch up the flavor with adding a little horseradish in the dressing. It is absolutely delicious with the salmon. What is your favorite way of eating smoke salmon?
Pre-baby days, I used to enjoy weekend outing with friends. Instead of going out, I figured I would bring company to me instead so I am not trapped at home with Savvy Baby. This way I get company without the harassment of an impatient baby. Brunch is my favorite meal to serve because it worked perfectly with Savvy Baby sleeping schedule. To make these occasions special, I came up with a few dishes that is easy and pleasing to all the guests.
Last but my personal favorite: homemade waffle. We got a waffle maker as a wedding gift. Since then Sunday waffle has become a regular. I used Bisquick brand but instead of oil, I used butter which made the waffle more crispy on the outside. I like having guest make their own waffles which itself is a fun activity for all the guests. Usually I will make extra to enjoy for the rest of the week as breakfast, lunch or dessert.
What about you, how do you entertain at home?