Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rambling Thursday & Broccoli!!!!!

This is my 150th post...My gosh where has the time gone....Cleaned 16 fish today that my son had caught and brought to me...He didn't have time to clean them...I told him I wasn't helpless, but soon found out I had forgotten a lot about cleaning fish...Will have a couple fresh fish for supper tomorrow...nothing better than that....Took my Springer in today for her 8 weeks trim and she didn't want to go....Had to drag her into the shoppe....She looks so nice now, but when she goes outside she can hardly wait to get back in...It is 9% here right now.....
Got the prize I won over on "Love The Prim Look"...It is a string of 20 lights dipped in Easter colors, cinnamon scented silicone....They are just beautiful....Thank you Angie...
Everyone is getting ready for Easter...have really been selling the dried Easter grass..It is such nice green primitive grass and smells good....
Speaking of green here is two Broccoli Recipes for you....

Roasted Broccoli

5 cup broccoli florets
2 tbsp light balsamic vinaigrette
1 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
In a large resealable plastic bag; combine broccoli, vinaigrette and vinegar. Shake the bag to coat well. Arrange broccoli on lightly greased baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in preheated 400 F (200 C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until broccoli is tender-crisp and lightly browned

Stir-Fried Asian Style Broccoli:
A sugary glaze of garlic and soy sauce lightly coats this stir-fried broccoli.

2 lbs fresh broccoli
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Remove and discard broccoli leaves and tough ends of stalks. Wash broccoli thoroughly, and cut off flowerets; set aside. Cut stalks into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Add chicken broth and soy sauce, stirring until smooth; set aside.
In a wok or large skillet, sautè garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat until lightly browned.
Add broccoli flowerets and stems; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Cover and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Add broth mixture; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sauce thickens.

**I want you to remember that losing weight is a journey, and the journey doesn't end. So take it slow and enjoy!


Kimberly said...

Sue, that picture alone is making my mouth water! I remember as a little girl, when I would clear the dinner table... if there was any leftover broccoli to be put away, it would never make it into the fridge if I was around. YUM! Thanks for sharing!

Janene said...

Nothing better than fresh fish!
I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Tami said...

Love broccoli!!! Enjoy your fish!