Monday, March 2, 2009

The day in pictures

School was out today, and we worked from home. In between working, here is what we did...

Summer in the snow

Sledding in the backyard

Building a snowman in the front yard

Spicy Asian Soup for dinner (yum)

From SELF, March 2001

Servings: Makes 4 servings

1 can (48 oz) nonfat chicken broth

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tbsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp Asian chili sauce (or 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes)

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut in 8 slices

3/4 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut in thin 3-inch-long strips

3 tbsp cornstarch

1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms (or white button mushrooms)

1 cup snap peas (or snow peas)

1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned

1 tsp lime zest

2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation: Combine broth, soy sauce, sugar, chili sauce, lime juice, and ginger and boil 5 minutes. Meanwhile, toss chicken with cornstarch until completely coated. Add chicken and shiitakes to broth and simmer 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in snap peas, red pepper, zest, and cilantro. Let soup stand 2 to 3 minutes before serving.


paperhill said...

looks yummy! i made soup today too!

Fatal Attraction said...

Ah-h-h, soup makings. What a great addition to a snowy day.

Enjoying your gemstone jewelry designs and photography of pieces...very nice.

yellowfish said...

that looks delicious! and, is that a basset running in the snow??

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun was had by all with a perfect topper of soup for supper. THe recipe looks great.

Christine said...

Hehe cute puppy in the snow. That soup looks awesome. I'll have to try it sometime!

♥ xtine

Chocolate and Steel said...

that is an awesome snowman!

Andrea said...

Thanks, everyone! Yes, yellowfish - that is a basset!