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 Post subject: Sweets for the sweet
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:33 am 
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I (an my dessert loving friends) LOVE this one! (and it's low fat too!!!!)

Strawberry Trifle

1 (5 ounce) package of low fat instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups of milk (I use skim)
1 (9 inch) angel food cake cut into cubes
4 bananas
1 (16 ounce) package of frozen strawberries - thawed
1 (12 ounce) container of frozen whipped topping, thawed (I use low/no fat cool whip)

Prepare the pudding with milk according to package direction.

In a large trifle bowl layer half the case pieces, half the pudding mix, half the bananas, half the strawberries, and half whipped topping. Repeat the layers, cover and chill for 4 hours.

ENJOY!!! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:32 pm 
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Droool!
Sound great, and I'm printing the recipe out as I type this!

Here one I like:

http://www.visualrecipes.com/recipe-det ... /225/Flan/


P.s.: Maybe you folks feel the same way, but an annoyance of mine:
Any cookbook which does not have step-by-step photos is akin to a painter decribing verbally to a novice on how to copy a Monet!

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The 8 eggs took me back a bit but, man....that looks yummy!!!!!!

(We definitely need a "drool" emoticon!!!!)


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Meta, get us a drool emoticon please....it is going to be needed.

On some of the fruit that is not quite sweet, when I am behaving, I sprinkle splenda on it the night before to sweeten strawberries (also grapefruit). Used to use sugar before Weight Watchers. You can always use Stevia (sp?) as well.

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Sounds like a Spanish Flan, which I love.

I will try this one.

Yum,
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Vicki I prefer my fruit "au natural". I have never had sugar on my strawberries and when I make strawberry jam I always use less than is called for in the recipe.

I have had Stevia before - you have to be careful with it - I instantly labeled it the "cocaine of sweetness" - it is extremely potent and too much of it ruins the sweetness aspect.

Interesting tidbit: Someone told me once that a little (and I MEAN little) salt on grapefruit cuts the bitterness. Since I rarely, if ever, sprinkly salt on my food I've stuck with this and it works. :)


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I prefer natural sugar within the fruit but the crummy grocery store across the street often has strawberries under ripe (usually buried beneath the red, lucious ones).

That salt trick also works on coffee. My parents sprinkle a little salt on their coffee before making a pot.

I always salt my watermelon....seems to bring out the sweetness in it.

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Drool!

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Yeah! LOL...you found it, Meta. Thank you, my dear. I love it.

Just made some Yakamishi (not sure of the spelling)....kind of like a Japanese fried rice. My Mom learned to make this when we lived in Japan when I was a small child. Be back after dinner and give you the ingredients.

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chef wrote:
Yeah! LOL...you found it, Meta. Thank you, my dear. I love it.

Just made some Yakamishi (not sure of the spelling)....kind of like a Japanese fried rice. My Mom learned to make this when we lived in Japan when I was a small child. Be back after dinner and give you the ingredients.

Vicki
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You mean Yakimeshi

"Yaki" means baked..Like "Yakitori" (Baked Chicken)
and "Meshi" means..Chow, grub, vittles, etc...
It's a popular home cooking menu.
I like mine with mayo on top.
Normally, Japanese Mayo comes in a squeeze bottle like this;

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This is Kewpie brand, the most popular.
and it tastes so good it hurts!
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Try placing some mayo in a plastic wrap square, (Like an icing funnel) and poke a small hole it it, and make cris-cross mayo patterns over the Yakimeshi.
You will not be sorry!

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Like This

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Hmmm??? I would be willing to give that a try, Meta.

This dish is different every time because I will often use whatever meat is left over in my fridge. Tonight it was grilled pork loin chops.

My ingredients are approx. amounts since the recipe is in my head. Tonight I used the following:

2 chops (cubed)
2 slices of bacon
1/2 chopped onion
grated carrot
2 Tab. of soy sauce
Seasonings: garlic powder, pepper, and salt (maybe 1/2 tsp each)
2 eggs beaten
2 cups of cooked rice
1 cup of frozen tiny peas (cook ahead of time, boil for 2 minutes)

Rice: In a pot add 1 cup of wild or white rice, 2 cups of water, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of olive oil. Bring to a boil, then cook over low heat with lid on for 25 minutes (or until water is absorbed).

Ok, over medium heat I diced the bacon and fried it. The threw in the diced pork, saute it till heated and slighty browned. Add the onion and carrots and saute till onion is clear. Stir in seasonings and soy sauce. Quickly stir in eggs; it cooks quickly. Remove from heat and add cooked rice. Fold in the peas. Canned peas can be used and I often will add the frozen peas and the heat cooks them enough. Serves 4

I also have used ground beef or ground turkey as well and whatever vegetable you want to throw in.

Enjoy!
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Hey Meta, you change your ikon so much....I did recognize several of the women you have posted but who is your latest picture? Nice looking guy but don't recognize him. How can you do that so quickly?

Just curious,
:o Vicki

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chef wrote:
Hey Meta, you change your ikon so much....I did recognize several of the women you have posted but who is your latest picture? Nice looking guy but don't recognize him. How can you do that so quickly?

Just curious,
:o Vicki


Who is it? I'll never tell!
:oops:

How do I change my avitar so quickly?
Well, I change it once a day usually, like my underwear.
:lol:

Simple:
1. Get a whole bunch of photos you like from the internet, no matter the size.
2, Get a photo edit program, (The following has 30 day free trial and works great for creating avitars):

http://tinyurl.com/cuoj5

3. Select the photo you want, and goto to "resize."
4. Ensure that the photo is 128 x 128 pixels or smaller and no more than 17k.

You can usually tell the file size only after saving changes, and then by looking at the "image information" menu.

If you need to cut down the file size more, you can change the color count, or just discard the colors altogether by going with B&W.

Enjoy!

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Thank you. I will have to try that.

I have been wanting to send and post some photos but didn't know how.

Hmmm, is that you Meta? You good looking devil! Are your kids blessed with the good looks and talents of the parents as well?

Seriously, I hope you don't mind me teasing you.

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