Saturday, August 17, 2013

Stuffed Mussels/Recipe

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  • 20 mussels (steamed)
    • 1/2 cup rice
    • boiling water
    • 3 tbsp oil
    • 1 tbsp tomato pure
    • 2 teaspoons thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
    • 1  onion, finely diced
    • 1 garlic glove(crushed)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • Pepper to taste
    • (You also might add pinenuts-optional)
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    Saute the pinenuts(if you have some)onion, garlic over medium-low heat for  10 minutes in a sauce pan. Stir in the rice, tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt.  Add the lemon rind. Pour over enough boiling water to just cover the rice. Stir, then cook until the liquid has been absorbed. Add the thyme and set aside to cool slightly.

    Ingredients for steamed mussels;
    1 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup water
    2 cloves garlic(minced)
    20 mussels (scrubbed, beards removed)

    Place the olive oil, lemon juice, water and garlic in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Add the mussels  and cook(covered), shake the pot occasionally, until all the mussels open, (4-5 minutes) While remove all the mussels, let any liquid in the shells drip back into the pot.

    Time to stuff our mussels!!! Woohoo! It is fun:D

    Spoon a generous amount of the rice mixture into each mussel and squeeze the shells shut. Then wipe away any excess. 

    Where is the pan? Oh, here it is!

    Add the mussels to the pan, and  cover it! Bring to the boil then lower the heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let them cool in the pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour before to serve and serve  mussels chilled or at room temperature. 
    Garnish with the parsley, lemon cuts. Mmmm..I will serve them with toasted bread and green salad.

    Are you a slow eater?
     If you're looking to lose weight, eating slowly should be a part of your new life style. It's hard to enjoy your food if it goes by too quikly.

    Sometimes you just gotta eat different! Powerful!

    Have a delicious weekend everyone!

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    Friends forever!

    These two fun guys are very good friends..
    Since 3rd grade  E.W Bower Elementary School.
    @Lindenhurst, NY 
    This Picture was taken 2 years ago.
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    They get together in summer times and
    enjoy their sleepovers staying awake until 3-4 am:)
    Then next morning waking up like 7 is not easy though!
    Last night, they set the alarm on their smartphone.
    But it only woke ME up ,not them !
    Maybe they need a more smarter phone to wake up the right ones:)
    They didn't even hear it!
    Oh, why did they set up the wake up alarm that early?
    Spending more time together this summer and
     to play Minecraft- longer- of course :)

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    Boys love games!
    Hey, you two! Minecraft addicts!
    I love you both!

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    To Be Continued Next Summer

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Some pics from the weekend!

    After work, like 10 pm is a great time for a walk here. Because there are actually 100+ degree days in July-August. Aria and me took a shore walk together and enjoyed our night walk on Saturday :)

    I love watching him skateboarding! He was calling my name Yon-ka,- Yon-ka as you guys pronounce it. My name is pronounced  Yon-JA. But I got used to hearing my name with a K
    for years in New York. So, sounds like a second name to me:) 

    Next morning(Sunday) I realized there were 2 horses staring at me in our front yard.
    I'm surprised, shocked! The shock changed to amazement and I ran inside,  and got my son out of bed because he loves horses. I knew he would be thrilled by this visit. Aria took that pic of them...
    After the move unpacking and organizing new home took half a summer.
    But summer ain't over yet, right?
    Still August :D
    Thanks for your visit! Love y'all!


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