Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 4: Eggs and The Cream of Broccoli Soup Disaster

We all learn from our mistakes. Today, for instance, I managed to eat a whole 6 oz. can of chili-lime seasoned almonds...which I will work out tomorrow in a dance-aerobic class! But that is not what the title is referring to. No, here's a little lesson on physics and why my sister and I are not scientists: Boiling liquids should not be put into a plastic blender. What happens is it expands from the heat and a disaster will result like it did tonight. I was helping my sister prepare Cream of Broccoli Soup. Instead of cooking the broccoli separately and blending it to add to the soup, we decided to just blend it with the soup right off the stove, which resulted in that little plastic cover in the center of the lid falling through while we tried to keep the top on. My sister made the soup again (albeit not in the blender the second time around), and it was delicious! However, I forgot to have her to write down the recipe unfortunately, so I'm only going to supply you with 1 tonight, which is what I made for brunch today (I took a photo but I didn't style it right so it didn't look as good as it tasted):

Red Pepper Stuffed with Salmon 'n' Scrambled Eggs with Creamy Blue Cheese-Dill Sauce   
Makes 1 serving

1 end of a red bell pepper cut off (to create a bowl)
1/4 c. Better'n Eggs Southwestern Style (comes with red peppers and spices=yummy)
2 oz. canned salmon (I used Bear and Wolf's Atlantic Salmon from Costco)

Creamy Blue-Cheese Dill Sauce
1 wedge of Light Cow Cheese brand of blue cheese
1 tsp Tofutti cream cheese
1/4 c. unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp dill
chopped chives for garnish

1) Zap red pepper bowl in microwave on high heat for about 3 minutes.
2) Mix salmon and egg mixture together with a fork.  
3) Pour mixture into pepper bowl and put into the microwave on high heat for 1- 1 1/2 minutes (until egg is cooked).
4) Place sauce ingredients in a glass bowl and put in the microwave on a high for about 2 minutes in 30 second intervals, making sure the sauce doesn't explode. 
5) Pour sauce onto eggs and garnish with chopped chives
Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

And by the way, I do plan on returning the blender to Target, or trying to--I think there's a warranty on it. ;)


1 comment:

  1. I kinda forgot what I did. I know what ingredients I used, but not the amounts. I just threw things in without measuring.