Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Pinned some Kebobs thinking a quick easy meal for our Easter BBQ @ my brothers. The Kebobs include corn, sausage, shrimp, and potato. First off cutting a corn cob in multiple pieces is quite eventful. I used a meat mallet an a steel knife to cut threw them. Thinner the slice the easier it was to get the skewer through. After doing these, it gave me even more reason to blog about my experience because although something looks great in photos you never know how much of a pain it will be. So after hacking at the cob, I had to separately boil the potatoes then cut up to put a skewer through.(since the potatoes wont cook as fast on the grill) Then I sliced my sausage, and I used a mushroom instead of shrimp cause I forgot my shrimp @ home. Once I had everything ready to stab my skewers through we started with the corn and it was immpossible to get a skewer through the cob. Luckily my soon to be stepbrother Dillon stepped in and used a meat themomter with a pointy tip to stab through it. My dad almost went and got a drill it was so hard to poke. Looking back I would say start with a drill. Everything was stabbed on my skewer and we decided to place them in the oven first cause corn takes a while to cook. Good thing we did cause the sausage and mushroom cooked pretty fast on the grill.  I was really unhappy with these =[ I dont even want to write about them cause it was A LOT of work and overall wasnt what I expected. In the future I would probably do them all in the oven... what am I saying. I WONT be doing these again. Way too much work when kebobs are sometimes the most simple thing.

                                   Here is something that turned out great!!!
Strawberry Cream Cheese Vanilla Cake!! This is the picture that lured me in on Pintrest.
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I have never made a cake from scratch and my first one turned out pretty dang good!!
The recipe is from all directions and ingredients are on the site or on my food pinboard you can follow the link through there.
I am a batter freak, I can eat raw batter like mashed potatoes, gross I know. once I mixed this batter and had a few tastes I knew it was going to be good. I followed the directions and didnt change anything and once it was all baked I was super excited to have everyone try it. Difficulty I would say a 5 on a 1-10 scale. Just lots of layers and stuff like that but so worth it. The ONLY thing was that the cake itself was really heavy if that makes any sense. A small piece will deffinately satisfy you. And my cake turned out a little thick and chewy. I might have cooked it too long and I used all purpose flour instead of cake flour. I honestly dont even know if there is a difference but that could be why? So I took half to my brothers party and half i left for my mom. I couldnt really take the time and get a good picture of my final product because it was completely gone in minutes! But this is what I got and I would deffinately make this again =]
Anyone else make cake from scratch have suggestions? Im a first timer with the from scratch and would love to hear your feedback!

 And lastly I made a Skinny Red Potato Salad                                               
              Here is the recipe:

4 cups baby red potaoes boiled and cut

1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
3 scallions, diced ( i didnt use these)
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
salt and fresh pepper
Boil potatoes in salted water until soft, approx 10 minutes. Drain and let cool.
While the potatoes are boiling, combine red onion, green pepper, mustard, olive oil, vinegar and mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and let the flavors marinade while the potatoes cook. Once the potatoes are done and cool, mix into the bowl and add scallions and additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve room temperature or refrigerate until ready to serve. ( serve cold, so much better!)

     All in all it was pretty good, for skinny potato salad. But I know that where I was taking this salad people werent watching their figures and so my mom suggested adding bacon crumbles. AND WAAAHHHLAAAAA!!! It was perfect!!! I am not a fan of bacon in my salads or baked potato,I will just take bacon by itself. BUT, I really thought this salad was great! And I wont lie, I added a little more mayo cause it was pretty dry. I would deffinately try this one again also =]

1 comment:

  1. I've thought about trying those kebobs, does the recipe say to cook it all together? I was thinking maybe the kebob part is about presentation, cook corn separate and maybe that makes it easier to break? Get's rid of the convenience of cooking everything on a stick, and kinds pointless but maybe that's how they did it? And I love the potatoe salad recipe I love red potatoes and all the ingredients sound good!I'll give it a try, Bev loves the WalMart brand red potato saladwhich I think is SO bland, I'm excited to bring a new option to the housee!