Wednesday, November 23, 2011

GREEN JELLO SALAD

I love this recipe!  My Mother-in-law always made it for Thanksgiving and Christmas so it is extra special as well as tasty!

Ingredients:

1 6 oz package of lime Jello
16 oz can of tidbit pineapple pieces
1 cup of marshmallows
1 pint of whipping cream
2 spoons of sugar
1 cup of cottage cheese
3/4 cup of pecans

Drain the pineapple juice into measuring cup add enough water to = 1 1/2 cups.  Heat on stove until Jello is dissolved.  Take off the stove let cool down to a warm temperature, add the pineapple in then 1 cup of marshmallows until slightly melted. In the meantime whip up the 1 pint of whipping cream by adding about 2 spoons of sugar until firm.

Take the Jello liquid when cooled and add 1 cup of cottage cheese, 3/4 cups of pecans and then fold in the whipping cream last.   Put in the fridge to chill and you will have an awesome dessert for your Thanksgiving feast!



Sunday, November 20, 2011

RAZZIS PIZZERIA

 
"Welcome to the Neighborhood" is the theme for the Razzis Pizzeria in the Greenwood Neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.  It is a great place to hang out, have some Pizza (or your choice of other Italian style food) and a few good brews!

It is family oriented and the Owner will more times than not be available to greet his guest and call most people by name!  They make you feel at home and have enough employees to serve that it won't make you feel abandoned!

The food tonight was great as usual.  We started out with the Garlic Chicken Caesar Salad that is well, to die for....it is so fresh and delicious it just makes you want to beg for more even though the portions are plentiful.  We then shared a large Italian sausage, pineapple with 1/2 pepperoni and it was so good that I really didn't want to stop.  I had to force myself to two pieces.

They have a good selection of brews on tap to choose from as well as bottled beer and excellent wine!  The desserts are awesome when we have room for them ...which is rare for us!  When we do you have to try their Tiramisu.  It is really my favorite but they have many desserts to choose from. When you get your check they always give you a treat of white mints! My favorite again.  I think that is why we keep going back - great service, awesome food, fresh tapped beer and a treat when you leave!  Who could ask for more....


Feel like getting out in the Neighborhood.  Stop by Razzis and you won't be disappointed!






Saturday, November 19, 2011


Chicken Bacon Soft Tacos






Ingredients:

Baked chicken breast pulled apart in pieces (I like using the whole baked chicken from the Deli with drum sticks/thighs left over for another meal)
2 cooked bacon slices chopped (I use the cooked smoked dried bacon in the bag)
1 1/2 bell peppers ( I like using different colors to brighten up the meal!)
1/2 cup of Salsa
1/2 cup of Pico de Gallo
1/2 cup of chicken broth (can be from the baked chicken or by the can)
1/2 Tablespoon of minced garlic
2 Tablespoons of Parsley - fresh chopped or dry
1/2 cup of Cilantro - fresh chopped or dry
1 can of chopped green chilies
3-6 green onions chopped

 
Put all the ingredients into Crock pot and put on high for 1 hour then on low until serving.  Make sure bell peppers are soft.  Serve with heated Flour or Corn Tortillas (my favorite is blue corn and flax seed tortillas), sour cream, avocado slices, shredded lettuce, additional salsa and pico de gallo. 





 Chicken Bacon Soft Tacos







Ingredients:

Baked chicken breast pulled apart in pieces (I like using the whole baked chicken from the Deli with drum sticks/thighs left over for another meal)
2 cooked bacon slices chopped (I use the cooked smoked dried bacon in the bag)
1 1/2 bell peppers ( I like using different colors to brighten up the meal!)
1/2 cup of Salsa
1/2 cup of Pico de Gallo
1/2 cup of chicken broth (can be from the baked chicken or by the can)
1/2 Tablespoon of minced garlic
2 Tablespoons of Parsley - fresh chopped or dry
1/2 cup of Cilantro - fresh chopped or dry
1 can of chopped green chilies
3-6 green onions chopped

 
Put all the ingredients into Crock pot and put on high for 1 hour then on low until serving.  Make sure bell peppers are soft.  Serve with heated Flour or Corn Tortillas (my favorite is blue corn and flax seed tortillas), sour cream, avocado slices, shredded lettuce, additional salsa and pico de gallo.