First week of 2012 DONE! – How many of us made it through he week with all our “resolutions” in tact?
After watching this video that was posted on facebook
How could I not resolve to just want to GAIN an attitude like this incredibly inspiring man!
But enough with 2012 resolutions – and on to
THINGS THAT I LOVED THIS WEEK:
CROCKPOT/SLOWCOOKER recipes – OMG how did I not get into this earlier in my cooking life? I have truly been too stubborn and snobby to bother with slow cooker recipes. Thinking they were for people who were looking to take shortcuts with their food . But whats wrong with that really? I love a good shortcut and I LOVE a good crockpot recipe! and LUCKY for you guys it has become my new hobsession – and lets just say you will be seeing many many more slowcooker recipes on KS very soon!!
Talk about shortcuts – I found this great blog this week www. cookiesandcups.com with this very fun & fast idea for quick cupcake recipe. I tried it this morning – thinking that it would be the fastest dessert cake to make this shabbos to serve alongside my favorite Shabbos Liquor Fruit Salad – I will let you all know how it comes out later! but looking good so far..
- 1 box cake mix, any flavor
- 1 can room temperature soda, any flavor
- Preheat your oven to 350°
- Line muffin pan with liners.
- In a medium bowl combine your soda and cake mix, stirring with a whisk until most of the lumps are gone.
- Fill each liner 1/2-2/3 full of batter.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until cupcakes are springy and toothpicks comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before frosting.
You can use any flavor combination you would like. Coke or Dr. Pepper would be great in a chocolate cake mix. Orange Soda, Mountain Dew, Sprite, Root Beer would all be fun to try too.
Orange Liquor Fruit Salad
Growing up, every Shabbos lunch, my mother usually made a simple fresh fruit salad for dessert. What was so great about this salad was not the actually fruit itself, but the juice that was at the bottom of the salad. My mother also never combined fruits, she kept it either an all citrus, grapefruit and orange salad, or she did a berry version. Both are delicious and made me and my sister Miriam fight who would get the left over liquor juice at the end!
Tip: To make the citrus version of this salad, substitute 3 large ruby red grapefruits and 4
Tip: This salad is really great when made 1-2 hours in advance and kept in the fridge till right before serving. For a really great treat, serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced thin
1 ½ cups fresh blue berries
1 papaya, cubed (optional)
1 cup orange juice
1 tbsp. lemon juice
½ cup Orange Liquor
3 tbsp. sugar
In a large bowl add all your fruit and mix gently together. Pour in the orange juice, lemon juice, orange liquor and sugar and combine with fruit. Allow the fruit to soak in the liquor marinate for at least 20 minutes before serving.
White Roses in Blue Vase – Gorgeous & Simple
Have a Truly Wonderful Shabbos!
till next week… Sarah