Saturday, May 31, 2008

Rose Petal Tea

This is one of my favorite Summertime Recipes.
1- go outside and pull all the petals off of your roses. Not the beautiful ones; the ones that you should probably cut off but can't bear to just yet because they still look good from far away.

2- put them in a strainer and rinse them with cold water

3-put them into a 1 gallon pitcher and add 1/2 cup sugar

4- pour 1/2 gallon of hot water over the petals and allow to steep for 10-15 minutes

5- pour it all through a strainer again to catch the leaves. if you're having trouble with little floaties, use a coffee filter to catch them.

6- fill the pitcher the rest of the way full with ice and stir until the ice is almost melted.

See if anyone can guess what flavor it is.

BONUS- add a few sprigs of mint to the petals, yummm

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Pot Roast

Saving a fortune with this whole coupon thing, but honestly I haven't cooked too much. here's what we had for Dinner tonight

Pot Roast- I seered the roast with an entire onion, sliced- caramellized and then slow-roasted it all until the meat just fell apart. Shredded it up and used it with boxed stroganoff mix instead of ground beef.

Tomorrow at lunch I'll be mixing it with some hot sauce and making burritos for lunch. Hmmm- I could do a homemade BBQ sauce, too for loose meat sandwiches. Oh I love Beef, so Why am I thinking about the macrobiotic diet?