That, folks, is my new text message alert message. Isn't that TOTALLY cool? Mr. Perfectly found a free ringtone site, and many of them were really cheesy and stupid, but this one was just too cool!! He loaded it on my phone and so anybody that wants to texts me has that greeting announce their text!!!
This was a weekend of cooking. Yesterday, I embarked on an asian feast. I made shrimp dumplings (hopefully as potstickers, but THAT didn't work) with the most awesome chili butter sauce I've ever had. Ever. Ever. And Perfectly's Asian Lettuce wraps. Recipe on file somewhere on this blog--since I am horrible about tagging my posts, good luck---but it IS here somewhere.
The asian dumplings are a food tv recipe, so I'll post the link, and not the recipe. I recommend you try them. I've tried them with the original SCALLOP recipe, but Mr. P doesn't like Scallops, so this time I used shrimp, and made the recipe exactly the same. The shrimp won hands down. I like scallops, but the shrimp ones are awesome. Except, I cannot for the life of me get the delicate dough not to stick or get to gooey while steaming. So, I end up with a mush of mess in my pan---but man--they still taste awesome. And let me tell you, the chili butter sauce? OMG......it's GOT to be good on other stuff. It's the best sauce EVAH!! EEVVAAAHHHH! Oh, I highly recommend the slaw for a side dish. It is great too.
GO forth and COOK people. COOK THESE DISHES.
And today, I cooked a pot of STEWP (sorry for the Rachel Ray haterz, but hey, the term really is a good one). It's too thin for a stew, and too thick for a soup.
It's a beef/vegetable variety. I used fresh (farm fresh---my dad's beef) cubed steaks, dredged with flour and seasonings. Fried in oil with some happily found frozen grilled (charred) onion for use in soup. We did it in nicer weather thinking we'd use it up later. I'd forgotten we had it and when digging for suitable stew meat, I FOUND it!! So we have grilled onion, beef, seasonings all mushed together and added wine, a can of diced roasted tomatoes, a can of beef broth, 3 cups of chicken stock, some frozen green beans, baby carrots, potatoes, and cabbage. Oh, yea, I used a little white wine to deglaze the pan (leftover from the AWESOME sauce of last night).
And, people, we have stew/soup which equals STEWP!!
I'm off for now. I hope tomorrow lends itself to my funny!!