Saturday, August 28, 2010

American Chinese Food : Part II

Earlier this summer when we were under the weather, Thomas made a yummy egg-drop-style soup for dinner one night. Recently, he decided to re-create it with some tips from a recipe he found online. We took photos so we could share it with you!

Egg Drop Soup

about 3 cups of chicken broth (we used water with bouillon cubes)
2 eggs
frozen vegetables (or fresh, of your choice)
  1. Bring broth to a boil.
  2. Scramble eggs. Add them to boiling broth, while stirring. The eggs will begin to coagulate, and the stirring will ensure they break apart. Turn down the temperature so your soup is simmering.
  3. Add spices to your liking. Ginger will add a Chinese-food taste. Thomas has also added rosemary. We like rosemary a lot. I like the flavor it adds to this. You can also add a small bit of soy sauce, and perhaps some garlic powder.
  4. Stir in a few teaspoons of cornstarch to thicken soup.
  5. Add vegetables. We just added some frozen mixed vegetables - the kind with corn, carrots, green beans, and peas. Cook till these are no longer frozen/fresh vegetables are tender.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

We ate ours with some chicken & veggie stir-fry on rice.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dinner Contest Results!!

Congratulations to our dinner contest winners,
  Lisa and Casey!
(see their blog here)

Soon, we'll show you what the four of us enjoy for dinner!

Stay tuned for similar dinner-contest opportunities.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dinner...It's What's for Dinner

Anyone hungry out there? Well, at some future date to be arranged by a future winner, we're opening up a random drawing for all who comment to this post in which YOU could win a free entree for you, your significant other, and certainly your offspring should you have them. Rules are as follows:

1. Only one entry (via comment) per person.
2. The random drawing will be done no later than August 15.
3. The winner must either a) host us or b) submit to be our guests in Provo.
4. The winner must provide a side or dessert.

May the commenting begin! :^D

P.S. We're also open to negotiating and/or inviting anyone else that wants. :^)

Carrot Cake


This was introduced to Thomas by a missionary roommate and adapted to U.S. specifications. It's been much enjoyed by many a person, but the most devout connoisseur would be my brother-in-law, Saki (blog).

Carrot Cake

1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
1 C oil
4 eggs
2 C flour
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon
3 C shredded carrots (about 3 large carrots)

  1. Mix sugar, oil, and eggs together.
  2. Add dry ingredients and then carrots.
  3. Pour into a 9x13 pan.
  4. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 350°F.

1/2 C soft butter
8 oz. cream cheese
2 C powdered sugar

  1. Beat soft (but not melted) butter and cream cheese together.
  2. Mix in vanilla and powdered sugar.
  3. Spread on cooled cake.
  4. Chill the tempting delicacy in the fridge.

David G., Lisa's friend's husband (the couple with which we had dinner a couple weeks ago) enjoying our carrot cake

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pumpkin Pudding!

Being another pumpkin recipe (see our pumpkin pancakes), this one is definitely worth trying.

Pumpkin Pudding
1 1/2 C pumpkin
2 C evaporated milk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C corn starch
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger

  1. Mix all the ingredients together excluding the corn starch.
  2. Heat on medium to a boil.
  3. Add corn starch and get rid of any clumps.
  4. Continue to stir until the pudding thickens.
  5. Pour into bowls and chill [the pudding] in the refrigerator.
  6. Eat (do I really need this step?)