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    Maltagliati with baby peas, onion, and bacon and deep chocolate truffles

    Almond chicken wings with plum orange sauce, carrot and celery sticks, and dried cherry-balsamic truffles

    Broiled rice and tuna patty on English muffin, and eggnog truffles

    Baked rigatoni stuffed with pork, salad, and Mexican chocolate truffles

    Turkey club with cranberry and BLT, and orange-macadamia truffles

    Asian beef and noodle bowl, and chocolate-mint surprises


    Curried tuna sandwich and ginger-walnut biscotti

    note: the reason for all of the sweets is that our awards banquet was Tuesday and this is what I brought home that I couldn't send home with anyone! we all over-baked! LOL! I volunteered to make candy and cookies (finger-type desserts) and others showed up with cakes and cookies!

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    Default Re: June!

    what is the asian beef and noodle bowl?
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    Asian Beef and Noodle Bowl
    4 cups water
    2 3-oz pak ramen noodles (any flavor)
    2 tsp chili oil (2 tsp oil with 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper)
    12 oz beef lank steak or top round steak, cut into thin, bite-size strips
    1/2 tsp ginger
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 cup beef broth
    2 tbs soy sauce
    2 cups baby spinach leaves
    1 cup shredded carrots
    1 tbs parsley
    In a large saucepan, bring the water to boiling. If desired, break up noodles. Drop noodles into the boiling water. (Reserve the flavor packets for another use.) Return to boiling. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes or just until noodles are tender but still firm, stirring occasionally. Drain noodles. Set aside. Meanwhile, in an extra-large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef, ginger and garlic. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until beef is desired doneness. Carefully stir broth and soy sauce into skillet. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Add spinach, carrot, and noodles to skillet. Stir to combine. Heat through. Stir in parsley. Makes 4 servings = about 380 calories.
    hope you try it!

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    Sounds like another great week at your house. Wish I could pop in for coffee and help you polish off a few of those sweets. You have my mouth watering.
    Niddi

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    coffee's ready, girlfriend! LOL!

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    This week the plan:

    sunday

    b: breakfast quesadillas and orange juice (tortilla, egg, bacon, fried potatoes, cheese)
    l: roast beef sandwich, yogurt, fruit
    d: whole chicken roasted with potato, carrot, onion, chicken flavored rice, yeast rolls

    monday

    b: cinnamon rolls, banana, milk
    l: spaghetti and meatballs, yogurt, fruit
    d: leftovers

    tuesday

    b: poached eggs, toast, bacon, grits, banana, orange juice
    l: corn dogs, yogurt, fruit
    d: chicken taco soup, tortilla chips

    wednesday

    b: muffins, banana, milk
    l: chicken nuggets, bbq sauce, yogurt, fruit
    d: pork chops, gravy, dirty rice, green beans and potatoes

    thursday

    b: oatmeal, banana, milk
    l: pb and j, yogurt, fruit
    d: red beans and rice

    friday

    b: cereal, banana, milk
    l: pizza, yogurt, fruit
    d: leftovers

    saturday

    b: grits, eggs, banana, orange juice
    l: grilled cheese, soup, yogurt, fruit
    d: salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, yeast rolls

    snacks:
    cantaloupe , fresh cherries, honey dew, plums, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cupcakes (funfetti and white icing, yellow and chocolate icing), chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cheesecake, chips, chips and salsa
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    Mos, I would love to have your truffle recipes!!! Especially the mexican chocolate truffles & the chocolate mint surprises & deep chocolate truffles! They sound soooooo yummy!!!!

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    the truffles are a basic recipe and you add things to make 'em different
    Deep Chocolate Truffles
    8 oz 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
    3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
    3 tbs unsweetened cocoa
    Place chocolate in medium bowl. Bring cream to a simmer in small saucepan over medium heat. Pour cream over chocolate. Stir to moisten chocolate. Let stand 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Refrigerate 3- to 45 minutes or until firm enough to spoon out. Line baking sheet with waxed paper. Spoon 24 mounds of the chocolate mixture onto waxed paper, using about 2 tsp per truffle. Roll chocolate mounds between palms to form truffles. If mixture sticks to hands, lightly coat palms with cornstarch. Roll bal in cocoa. Place in candy cups. 24 truffles = about 75 calories.
    Mexican Chocolate Truffles
    Add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp ancho or Californai chile powder to chopped chocolate. Roll truffles in a mixture of 2 tbs sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon instead of cocoa.

    Chocolate-Mint surprises
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 egg yolk
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 4.6-oz box andes mints, halved
    Whisk flour, cocoa and baking powder in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl at medium speed 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla 1 minute or just until blended. At low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended. Shape dough into 8x6-in rectangle. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until dough is firm, 1 hour or overnight. Heat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut dough into 48 pieces. Flatten each piece into 2-in round. Mold each round around half a mint to enclose completely. Place on baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are dry to the touch and slightly soft when gently pressed. Cool completely on wire racks. 4 dozen cookies = about 75 calories.

 

 
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