Happy New Year’s!

31 12 2010

From both Chris and myself, we want to wish you all a very Happy New Year! May 2011 be filled with happiness, laughter, love, and food!

Chris and I went on a ski trip to the Poconos for Christmas. We both tried snowboarding for the first time! While Chris excelled successfully and quickly, I took my sweet time learning the art of balance and falling. In fact, I’d say 85% of the time I was snowboarding, I was actually falling on my bottom or face. Even so, I can now say that I have learned and can (somewhat) snowboard! We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the trip. We also did quite a bit of cooking, but unfortunately have no picture proof.

On our first day on the trip, Chris (assisted by yours truly) made mussels, similar to the Mussels Josephine we had at Bonefish Grill a few months back. Can we get a yum-yum?!

On the second day, Chris and I made guacamole cheeseburgers, which are absolutely delicious by the way. I made the guacamole and Chris heated up the beef and buns, prepared mushrooms, cheese, spinach, and tomatoes. Let’s not forget the spinach salad appetizer too!

A few photos of our snowboarding endeavors:

Down for the count!

Snowboarding King!

Snowboarding Queen! ....

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Here comes MMXI!

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Hamburger Macaroni from scratch!

12 12 2010

We made hamburger macaroni with fresh ingredients! Hamburger macaroni is very simple, but delicious! We really liked it, so we made hamburger macaroni a second time in no longer than two weeks :)

Here is the recipe we used –

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1-2 minced onions
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1/2 – 1 green pepper
  • 2 cups of uncooked macaroni
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbs. oregano
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Defrost ground beef.
  2. In a small pot, heat up boiling water and put in uncooked macaroni. Drain when done. You’ll be putting the cooked macaroni in later.
  3. Chop onions, garlic, green pepper, and tomatoes.
  4. In a pot/pan, brown the ground beef with garlic and onions. Drain fat.
  5. Add in green pepper, tomatoes, macaroni.
  6. Add some salt, pepper, and oregano to taste.
  7. Place heat on low for ~30 minutes.

Hamburger macaroni!

Yummy and delicious! With a recipe as easy and delicious as the one above, who would want to buy Hamburger Helper ever again? :D