Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Anthony & Shari's Hearty Oatmeal

So we woke up late, made the bed and rushed into the kitchen. Anthony started pouring water in the coffeemaker while I started setting milk, mugs, and Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla coffee grounds down on the counter beside him. We had already discussed having oatmeal for breakfast and I had mentioned putting an apple in it. I scurried dangerously across the kitchen floor to the island with a little knife, cutting board and small gala apple. Anthony yanked raisins and roasted almonds out of the cabinet and set them on the island beside me. I chopped the apple so quickly I made mention of chopping everything except my fingers. Into the bowl it all went, with rolled oats, 1 Tb of raisins, maybe 15 chopped almonds, 2% milk, a couple dashes of salt, and a little brown sugar. We baked it for 5 minutes in the microwave and then poured some more milk on it before chowing down. Delicious, nutritious breakfast:)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shanghai, China

Shanghai Expo

Oriental Pearl Tower

World War Monument to the People's Heroes

People's Garden

Pizza Hut, Nanjing Street, Shanghai

Dumplings with Rice Vinegar



So our first Valentine's Day was epic and unforgettable, unrepeatable. That being said, I thought I'd post a few pics. Don't mind me, I'm just a little sentimental since we just had our first wedding anniversary.

Fried Rice

Gotta love fried rice. We have it all the time with whatever's on hand. Anthony and I made fried rice together on our first date! Today for lunch I chopped 1/3 a head of cauliflower, a head of romaine lettuce, a fresh garden tomato, half a vidalia onion, a couple cloves of garlic and a couple sticks of turkey sausage jerky. While I was doing that I had a cup of jasmine rice, a Tb of oil, salt to taste and maybe 1 3/4 cups of water coming to a boil in a sm saucepan w/ lid on high on the stove. Once my rice came to a boil, I stirred it, turned the heat to low, and left it sit there 5 min. During the next 5 min. I cooked my veggies and viddles, except the romaine, on high in a non-stick large skillet in about a couple Tbs each of teriyaki, soy, and oil. I took the rice off the heat, then threw the chopped romaine in with the other cooked items. Finally I added the rice and stirred everything over low heat maybe two minutes. Don't forget to mound fried rice on plates and serve with chopsticks:)

American Anniversary Dinner

Garlic Knots & Salad

Pepperoni Pizza

Nana Henning's Chocolate Cake & Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream


What better way for a foodie to start a blog than with food. This here is my Mom's recipe for chicken crumb casserole. I cooked it for Anthony while we were dating and he loved it. I made it again the other day when we had company over.


I would like to start this blog by saying I prefer pictures and color to texts and black and white. I would like to invite you to experience life with me. See the people, places, food, fashions, art, music, culture and languages that make our planet an interesting place.