Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Best Coffee made from Home

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I bought some Starbucks Coffee and had the grind it for me. Well because I do not have a grinder. So I bought the House Blend.

 

Here is my coffee Medium House Blend. I put about 3 big spoons fulls of the House Blend then I add some magic to it!

 

 

The magic is the Cinnamon Plus from Pampered Chef. I put about 1 tea spoon over the coffee grinds put the water in the pot and wait for it to brew.

 

 

While brewing it is smelling so wonderful. Just about ready to start my day!

 

 

Here is my new coffee cup I got it from Walmart on Saturday when I was in Napa with my Mother. I bought her and my girls one too 😉 They are our Coffee / Tea cups. Now I do add creamer to my coffee and I did not get a picture of it but it’s Cinnamon Vanilla ( coffee mate ). As you can see I love Cinnamon plus. Check out my blog about the Cinnamon Plus to see what all is in it.

 

Just another view of my lovely cup. As you can see I like light coffee.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. I’m so sorry it has taking my so long to write but hopefully I will blog again very very soon 😉 Have a blessed weekend!

Love Lady Beth

 

 

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Lime, Garlic and Cilantro Rice

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If you like lime then you will really like this rice dish. I got this rice dish from the Pioneer Woman.

For the ingredients;

Rice

Oil or Butter

Garlic

3 Limes

Chicken Broth

Cilantro

 

Now I always use butter this is the first time I used oil. And it worked just fine. So I put some oil in the skillet with some minced garlic. You can also put in an onion at this point.

 

 

Then I stirred in 3 cups of rice and let it got lite golden brown.

 

 

Pour in 6 cups of chicken broth. The zest and juice of 2 limes. Sorry I did not have pictures of the limes.

 

 

Bring it to a boil. Then put a lid on it turn it to low and let it simmer for 20 min.

 

 

While the rice is cooking I chop the cilantro.

 

 

After it’s done I juice 1 more lime and put it in with the cilantro mix it all together and it taste delish.

We had this with Enchiladas I will be blogging that one next.

Have a great weekend!

Love Lady Beth

Steak Sandwich

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My husband was wanting a steak sandwich so we were at Safeway and they had some on sale if I remember correctly it was half off. Now I did not cook it that night I thing it was like 2 or 3 days after I bought it that is why its a little brown. But it was very yummy. I cut it up and put some salt and pepper on it.

 

And put the steak in my cast iron skillet with some butter 😉 And I did let the butter get a little brown to give the steak some flavor ( good flavor ) After it was done cooking I took the steak out of the skillet and put the onions in with a little more butter.

 

I sliced the onion and then cut the slices in half to make half rings. Then I sauteed the onions to put on the sandwich.

 

So I used sour dough bread then put the steak, cheese and sauteed onions. And it was yummy!

So sorry it has taken me so long to blog. I’ve just been so busy! I love to blog and I love to cook and share it with you all. Thank you so much for reading my blog and have an awesome weekend!

Love Lady Beth

My Wrought Iron

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As I had said in another blog that my husband was saying that I like wrought iron curly things so I’m going to share them with you I hope you like them just as much as I do 🙂

My plate rack I got from my Sister in law Shawnacee and it’s hanging in my Kitchen.

I have 2 of these they are in my living room. It looks like two worms facing each other 🙂 I got them from Ross.

My hanging candles in the living / dinning room. I have had this for years I can’t recall where I got it.

I got this from a second-hand store it came with out the glass votive’s I got them at Joann’s Fabric in Concord Ca. And the candles from Ross.

There are 2 of these and they are in my dinning room one on each side of my chalk board. I got them from Ross.

I just love this little stand I got it from my Sister in law Shawnacee. I put our water bottles on it but at this time we are out of them 🙂

I love this beautiful hanging candle holder I got it from my friend Belen and I got the candle from Ross.

This beautiful mirror is from my Sister in law Shawnacee. It’s in the hall you can see it from the dinning room and living room.

This to is in the hall above the mirror. I got the beautiful plate rack from my beautiful Sister LaRae who passed away Nov. 2009. And I miss her dearly!

I got this shelf from Ross. This is to keep everything off the counter and keep the bath room cleaner if that is possible with one bath room and 3 gals and 1 guy.

These are my awesome towel racks/wine racks. I ordered these from Wayfair online.

Just another view so you can see the curly design.

This in the hall with the mirror and the Westie plates. I got it from Ross.

My small backers rack has curly wrought iron. I got it on a Craigslist add. It sets in my dinning room.

My tea-cup holder I got it from My Sister in law Shawnacee. It’s in the dinning room.

I got this beautiful candle holder and candles from Ross. Because we do not use the fireplace I bought this so it will look like a fire is in the fireplace.

My big bakers rack has curly wrought iron and it’s gray. I got it from a Craigslist add for $20.00.

This is in the hall I needed it to hang the rest of my Westie Plates. I paid $15.00 for it from an estate sale store.

The Welcome sign is from my Sister in law Shawnacee. It’s in the living room/entryway/dinning room/kitchen.

This little candle holder I love it! It’s so different I got it from my friend Belen’s yard sale.

Here is my beautiful Chandler it came with the house.

I hope you like my wrought iron things I do 🙂

Have an awesome weekend and God bless!

Love Lady Beth

Last Nights Dinner 10/03/12

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Well we had Pasta with Chicken and white sauce. But I did not make the white sauce from scratch I used it from a jar.

Pasta

Butter

Garlic

Chicken

Salt and Pepper

Green Onions

White Sauce

 

 

First I started the pasta in a pot with a lid. Here I melted the butter and added some garlic to it.

 

 

Yes I do add garlic and lots of it yummy!

 

 

I had 2 Chicken Breast that I had boiled the other day so I shredded it and put it in the skillet with the butter and garlic.

 

 

After I added the Chicken to the butter and garlic I added salt and pepper to it and let it heat up.

 

 

Then I added the Pasta to the boiling water.

 

 

I cut up the green onions with my Pampered Chef knife and it works awesome 🙂 And there is my White sauce I got it from Walmart.

 

 

After 11 min. I drained the pasta and put it back in the pot.

 

 

Then I added the white sauce, chicken and the green onions.

 

 

Then I stirred it altogether and the family loved it!!! Now I have to tell you I have made the sauce from scratch before but right now I am working 2 jobs so I used the jar sauce and it was just fine.

Thank you so much for reading my blog have an awesome day!

Love Lady Beth

 

Flexible Cutting Mats and Knives (Pampered Chef)

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I love these cutting mats! I have both sizes. These are the larger ones.

Flexible Cutting Mats:

Perfect for light prep tasks like cutting vegetables and seasoning meats. Silicone backing grips countertops. Thin, flexible material lets you funnel ingredients into recipes. Mats include measure marks. Set of three in red, orange and green. Dishwasher-safe.

New Small flexible cutting mats are 8 1/2 by 10 1/2

Flexible cutting mats are 11 by 15

As written in the Pampered Chef book.

 

 

These are the new smaller ones.

 

 

I have both sets her next to each other.

 

 

Here is the difference between them. I love them they are awesome!

 

 

Here are my awesome knives!!! They are color coated. I have used the big one at the top of the picture. And it works so awesome. I’m supper excited to use the rest of them.

 

 

they also come with covers for each knife. these are the knives I got:

Tomato Knife

Santoku Knife

Chef’s Knife

Bread Knife

Utility Knife

Paring Knife

Knives with honing cases:

Sharp, corrosion-resistant stainless blades

Full tangs

Riveted ergonomic handles

Storage cases with built-in ceramic honing rods

Locking mechanisms to safely secure knives in cases

As written in the Pampered Chef book.

Thank you for reading my blog and have a blessed day!

Love Lady Beth

 

Yummy Bacon Cheeseburgers

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Yummy Bacon Cheeseburgers calls for:

Hamburger

Bacon

Onions

Tomatoes

Pickles

Buns or sour dough bread 🙂

And the Condiments that you like

I cut the bacon in half. I liked it better that way. And fried them in my beautiful cast iron skillet. And as you can see I have my awesome fried potatoes frying to go with my Yummy Bacon Cheeseburgers.

Now I bought these Burgers already made like this from Safeway for half price. I seasoned them with season salt and lemon pepper and they where very good! Oh yes and you can see my Pumpkin Spice Latte on the counter 🙂

I sliced an onion and fried it in the bacon grease. Yummy!

Then I fried the burgers!

Here is the bacon and onions ready to be put on the Yummy cheeseburgers.

This is a home-grown tomato from my friend Belen’s garden. Look how red it is and it has so much flavor.

Now I used Sour Dough Bread. 1 because that is all I had and 2 because it’s my husbands favorite. I put a little mayo and mustard on mine. My husband’s was plain.

Then I added the Cheeseburger to it

Then comes the onion

and now the bacon

and the tomato’s

here come the pickles

Here it is! All beautiful and ready to be eaten.

The Yummy cheeseburger with the awesome fried potatoes.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Love Lady Beth

Awesome Fried Potato’s

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Awesome Fried Potato’s calls for:

Potato’s (as many as you like or need)

Butter

Garlic (fresh, minced or powder)

Onion Diced

Onion soup mix (dry packet)

Salt and Pepper

 

 

Here are my potato’s cleaned and ready to dice. Well maybe a little bigger than diced.

 

 

Diced and ready to Fry 🙂

 

 

Butter in my cast iron skillet that I love so much!

 

At this point I put the Diced onions and minced garlic. I let them cook for a few min.

 

 

Then I add the potato’s and sprinkle a package of dry onion soup mix. Covered them with a lid and let then cook til they are soft and crispy if that’s the way you like them.

 

 

Here they are ready to serve. I had them with Bacon Cheese Burgers. That blog is coming next 😉

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog I hope you liked it!

Love Lady Beth