Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bunny Teapot

But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,
         My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
Psalm 3:3

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Precious Promise / Hug for today and Always

Jeremiah 29:11 
I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Night Breakfast Across the Miles / Mexican Scrambled Eggs

Tonights Tuesday Night Dinner Across the Miles that Jolie and I make together was actually "Breakfast"  Jolie made hers in the morning and I made mine this evening. It was delicious, breakfast is truly wonderful anytime.  The only substitution's I made was I used a thin sliced beagle instead of the English Muffin, I did used 4 eggs.. not the egg substitute, and I made two for my husband and me.  Click here to see Jolie's Beautiful Dish. Thank you Jolie for picking a quick and yummy recipe. 

Mexican Scrambled Eggs
1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 Pepperidge Farm® 100% Whole Wheat English Muffin, split and toasted ( I used a thin sliced Bagel) 
1 tbsp. salsa fresca

Heat the oil in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the jalapeño pepper and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the egg substitute to the skillet. Cook and stir until set but still moist. Season with the black pepper. Stir in the cilantro.

Divide the egg mixture between the English muffin halves. Top with the salsa fresca.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Disney Tea Fun

  Tea in China (Epcot) 
 Alice and Wonderland Mad Tea Party Topiary

Monroe White House China ( click on photo to enlarge) 

This Cup and Saucer was used by President George Washington, it is on display in the America 
pavilion at Disney World ( click on photo to enlarge)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Fridge

We are so THANKFUL for our new fridge, our old one started dying quickly, our new one arrived today. Perfect timing, the freezer was on it's last legs 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Verse of the Day with tea

O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved.
 My praises are for you alone!

Jeremiah 17:14

Taken at the Art of Disney shop in Epcot

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Night Dinner Across the Miles / Chicken Tikka with Cucumber Raita

1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Pinch cayenne 
1 1/4 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cucumber
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 
pappadam or other flatbread, toasted (optional) 

Combine 1/3 cup of the yogurt, the lemon juice, garlic, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, the garam masala, coriander, turmeric, sugar and cayenne in a food processor and puree. Transfer the mixture to a large zip-closed plastic bag and add the chicken. Squeeze out the air and seal the bag; turn to coat the chicken. Refrigerate, turning the bag occasionally, at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

Remove the chicken from the marinade; discard the marinade.
Thread the chicken on 8 (12 inch) metal skewers. Place the skewers on the prepared baking sheet. Broil 5 inches from the heat until the chicken is browned and cooked through. about 4 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile, to make the raita, stir together the remaining 2/3 cup yogurt, the cucumber, mint, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. in a serving bowl. Serve the raita with the chicken and pappadam, (flatbread) if using.

2 skewers per person ( 4 servings)  181 Cal. 3 g Fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 0 Trans Fat     WW Point Value 4

i loved tonights dinner, it had a Mediterranean flavor and was so fast and easy.  I marinaded my chicken overnight in the fridge and the fragrance was awesome.  I steamed broccoli and zucchini for a side dish, I think it was the perfect complement to the dish.  Each Tuesday evening Jolie and I share the same recipe, we live miles apart now... Jolie lives in NC and I am in FL . When Jolie lived in Florida we use to play tennis once a week then make dinner together. Tuesday night dinners is a way to keep the tradition going. Click here to see Jolies dish, it looks awesome!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tea Press

Found this Tea Press in the kitchen shop at Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom. I never used a tea press before and I must say it does make a very good cup of tea.  

The two windows below were so lovely, we were having lunch and our table sat between them 

The view below is the outside of the Harbor House where we ate, we were upstairs in the corner by the Anchor, a beautiful spot.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mikasa Teapot

The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him. Nahum 1:7 (AMP)

                                    My newest Teapot
Having tea in the back yard

Kitchen teatime 
Thank you mom for the lovely teapot xoxoxo

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Proverbs 21:21
 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Night Dinner Across the Miles / Lentil soup with parmesan toast

1 1/2 oz butter
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced leek (white part only)
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 small red chili (finely chopped)
13 oz tin of chopped italian tomatoes
32 oz vegetable stock or water
2 bay leaves
2 Tbs chopped fresh oregano
1/2 cup lentils du Puy
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

Melt butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, onion and leeks and cook for 10 min., stirring occasionally. Add celery, garlic and chilli and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, stock (or water), bay leaves, oregano and lentils and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 min. Season with salt and pepper, and stir through parsley. 

Parmesan Toast
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 baguette 
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup finely grated parmigiano reggiano cheese

Preheat oven to 400F. 
Place oil and garlic in blender and process until smooth.
Slice baguette into slices. Lay the slices in one layer on baking tray. Using a pastry brush, bursh each piece of baguetter with the garlic oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and top with Parmesan cheese. Bake the toast 5 - 10 min or until brown and crisp. Makes 20 pieces. 
Note: Toast will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

This was Jolie's pick tonight and it was wonderful!! My family loved it too :)  I ran out of Parmesan cheese so my toast was make without the cheese but it was still so yummy with the garlic spread. 
Here is a link to Jolies' awesome dish, click here
Jolie and I make the same dinner every Tuesday night together from different states. Jolie found this recipe in the Bill Granger cookbook Sydney Food.  A friend of her's told her about Bill Granger and she picked up the cookbook.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Beautiful Visit at Mum's

this is the centerpiece on Mum's Dinning Room table
Cream and Sugar 
Tea with my Mum today
this sweet teacup sits on a book 
the cobalt blue in these cups are true beauty 
fancy flower and berry tea cake
this silver set sits in mum's kitchen, just so pretty
I love the tea cups mum has on pegs in the kitchen doorway, the photo on the wall is my Grandma when she was a little girl
looks so much like Cinderella 
baby blue and roses 
this teacup is sitting on a pop-belly stove 
oh Canada! 
 mum has the best wallpaper for photo's and the most pretty teacups

Isobel's Collection 
who does not love Royal Albert
Cream / Sugar 
This precious Victorian boot was the perfect backdrop for this dante rose petal teacup  
From Germany 
black and gold

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tea Time Shopping

whimsical teapot for the wall
I so wanted this shirt but they did not have it in my size
The colors in these teabag rest were lovely 
this was a cute little kitchen pillow I found, just adorable
these lotions were too awesome to pass by without checking them out