Breadcrumb stuffed mushrooms!

Usually on the weekends, my husband and I dine out for dinner. However, we did a lot of shopping today for our new house, came home and realized we FORGOT to grab dinner on the way. Since the husband was too lazy to drive, we just had some left over pasta, but that did not seem satisfying enough. I then browsed some recipes online and came across Breadcrumb stuffed mushrooms which was real simple to make. All the stuff listed was found in my kitchen and made the most delicious appetizer. (Except we ate it after dinner lol)

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs  White Button Mushrooms
  • 1 ½ cups of Homemade Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup of Parmiggiano Reggiano
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp of Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • 4 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Combine the breadcrumbs, parmiggiano, parsley, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper.
  2.  Hollow out the mushrooms with a small spoon and spoon in this mixture into the mushrooms and place them in an oiled baking dish on a single layer.
  3. Drizzle a little more olive oil on top and bake them at 400 F degrees for about 20 minutes.
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Thai chicken curry!

This is one of my favourite dishes to eat. Back home, my family and I would go at least once a month to eat at this Thai restaurant called Lemon grass. They had the best curries, spring rolls, and exotic fruit drinks. One of the many reasons on why I miss home so much.

Now that I’m here in Augusta, Georgia, finding a restaurant that compares has been impossible. I’m still on the look out, but until then, I shall make it! This recipe is pretty simple and the ingredients are not at all hard to find as I got them all at the commissary.  I did however adjust it by using thai red curry paste instead of green and then added 3 tsp of chili powder to make it spicy. (I’m building up my husband’s spice tolerance lol)

Serve it with boiled white rice and your good to go! (1 cup rice, 4 cups water and boil. Don’t close the lid. Some people also do 1 cup rice, 2 cups water.)

Recipe from http://www.marthastewart.com/342480/green-chicken-curry

Stencil painting and shopping at Michael’s!

Lately I have taken up painting on canvas with acrylic paints. This really has kept me busy since I’m stuck at home the whole day, and can’t drive.  

I actually saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it out. It was quite easy to do and does not require any artistic skill which I tend to lack. All you need is a canvas (any size), acrylic paints in the colors you want, paint brushes, and a stencil set.

I got all my materials from Michael’s and they were quite decently priced. I suggest going in with a list of what you want to get, because once you go in, you really want to buy everything. I also ended up buying a pretty box, cupcake liners, and a notebook. They were so  pretty and cute, I could not help myself!

I started to put all the little things from my wedding into the box!

This little notebook and cupcake liners were only $0.50 each!

Anyway, this is how I painted the canvas.

1. Place a tape on your canvas to get a straight line when painting. It doesn’t matter where you place it. I did it to the far right.

2. Paint the larger side beige or the color you want. Leave to dry for 1 hour.

3. Remove tape (you should get a clear line-which I did, till I painted the other side black! Then it smudged) Place another tape on the beige side, and paint the smaller, unpainted canvas black. Make sure your take is thick and sticks properly to the canvas.

4. Use the stencil set, and the design you want on the canvas painted beige. Make sure you hold your stencil down firmly to avoid smudges.

5. Leave to dry and then start the design again on another area of the canvas. It’s as simple as that.

Note* You can see the black smudges on mine since it was my first time and I did not hold the stencil down firmly. Also my tape was terrible as it did not stick properly and the black paint went through it making the line uneven.