Daily Archives: October 16, 2008

fun in the kitchen

We have talked about buying food daily and cooking in the kitchen.  It is cheaper then eating out everyday, and usually last nights dinner is todays lunch.  Getting to the grocery store everyday is totally unreasonable though, so I buy the necessities and frozen stuff and if I require one more ingredient, I go to the corner store.

I like cooking.  This is new for me.  My mother wasnt the best cook, and I pretty much ate homemade quesidalls througout college.  Topped with avocado, and just one cheese inside.  Currently, I make a wicked stir fry, but thats where my skills stop.

Mick has had some experience in the kitchen, so he is constantly teaching me things.  We watch a lot of the food network now, and my newest show is Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger .  This one particular episode I watched the other day was all about making meals in a pinch.  15 minutes or less.   She made this pork with an orange juice concentrate chutney, and the inspiration for last nights dinner….a chicken mushroom quesidalla.  Not the boring one I used to make.  This had mushrooms, onions, cheese, chicken, the works.  We also didnt have the chili powder and cumin it called for, so we improvised with BBQ sauce.  Made for a great dinner, and an even better lunch.  I think i should start to take pictures of my efforts, cuz her photo is pretty, mine, not so much.

So this is the plan tonight.  I get a ton of emails from diet groups, SELF magazine, South Beach, etc… During my last trip to Trader Joes, I happened to buy all the ingredients…so I’m gonna try.

Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Goat Cheese and Arugula

Update: Here is a photo of the dish from last night.  It was tasty!

Yum.

Recipes after the break.

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electronics can be kosher?

Who knew?  I am a week or so behind in reposting this link, but I was reminded about this article my friend Sammy directed me to.  She too is a Jew, so she thought I’d appreciate the humor.

An article on BBC News asks the question, “Is that cellphone kosher?”  Apparently, the kosher cell phones are just phones without access to any of the good stuff, but all I can picture is the rabbi in the factory, giving all of them a blessing….next to the salt.

The kosher cellphone looks like an ordinary cellphone, can make and receive calls, and may have a calculator and alarm clock.

Phone with the stamp saying Approved by the Committee of Rabbis for Communication Affairs

One of the defining features of kosher mobiles is a rabbinical stamp

But it cannot send or receive text messages, browse the internet or take photos – all activities that could potentially involve behaviour considered “immodest” among Haredis.

For example, SMS capability could lead to the unwitting receipt of mass text messages publicising secular events. It could also be used as a method of illicit communication between male and female teenagers.

And all photos of women are forbidden, as is accessing websites with content deemed inappropriate.

The phone’s other defining feature is a rabbinical stamp of approval, similar to those seen on kosher food items.

Ill say it.  Sometimes, I wonder….