Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Papa's Pasta

My Pasta Bake
I honestly didn't know what to have for dinner today and I was definitely not in the mood for rice plus we already had pizza yesterday.  So, I raided my pantry, found some pasta shells and instant soup; went through the fridge and found some parmagiano and petite pois.  The result: Baked Pasta! 
  • 2 cups dried pasta (boiled till al dente)
  • 1 can instant Kimball soup (I used Chicken and Mushroom)
  • 1 Bombay onion, chopped
  • 1 cup petite pois
  • 1 piece chicken burger
  • 1 cup grated parmagiano
  • 1 tbs oil (I used corn oil)

Card from the Heart

Nothing beats giving someone something from the heart especially one that you made yourself.  For my son's nineteenth birthday, I made him a birthday card.  It was my first hand-made card after many, many years.  I remember the last time I made my own card was about thirty one years ago.  Evidently, that long hiatus has caused me my card- making skill.  I will have to start making more of my own cards again.  Don't be surprised if you get one from me soon!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Better Baked Bread

Tiny's Bread Pudding
 The other day I was at a loss of what to do, so I baked an easy Bread Pudding ala Tiny!  I could not wait for the pudding to cool, so I had it while it was piping hot!  Be brave to change the recipe here and there according to your fancy!

  • 8 pieces wholemeal bread, quartered diagonally and spread with butter and jam (I used strawberry Jam)
  • 6 cups milk (I used low-fat, of course)
  • 3 grade A eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • A handful of raisins, pre-soaked (I soaked them in orange juice)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pottering With Pots!

Cat's Whiskers
Welcome to My Tiny Corner and I do mean it literally!

One of the things I like to do is to potter around in my small garden in a small corner of my front porch.  I don't have that many plants but I love the ones I have, like the 'Cat's Whiskers' in the picture on the right.  Other than its unique flowers that resemble a cat's whiskers, it also has medicinal purposes.