Sunday, January 29, 2012

The BEST Spanish Rice

I found this recipe a couple years back on a blog. I had looked for years and years for a great Spanish Rice recipe that was restaurant quality and was so excited when I found this, this is it! This is the ONLY Spanish Rice I make now and last night while making it I had to look up the blog for the recipe and my husband was surprised that I didn't have it written down somewhere (ha). I was a little worried though because this time it did take a couple of searches to find it and so I must put it here where it's easier for me to get to, and what if the author of the recipe deletes her blog the next time I want to make it? OH NO!

And here is the recipe for this yummo rice.....

Restaurant Spanish Rice

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth  (I use 2 chicken bouillon cubes with 2 cups of water) 


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add rice. Cook, stirring constantly, until puffed and golden. While rice is cooking, sprinkle with salt and cumin.
Stir in onions and cook until tender. Stir in tomato sauce and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

and you can click the link below to go to the home of this great recipe!
Restaurant Style Spanish Rice  

And in other news....I just picked up my mother's old 1970's maple china hutch. I remember when we got  this as a kid and it  was in our house forever. My mom passed away earlier this month and my brother gave me her hutch. I want to re-do it, I've seen some great looking hutch makeovers. My husband doesn't think that is right, I guess he sees it as disrespectful. I don't. I just want to give it a little update.  I promised him I'd wait a couple of weeks before just diving into it.......but really my mind is made up and I can't wait to transform it into a piece I will just love....I mean it's still the same hutch on the inside right?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Apple Pie Crescents

This is the easiest little dessert and my kids love them, even my "non-liking pie" daughter!

 Pre-heat oven according to package
 2 packages of crescent rolls (I used 2 for my family of 6)
 1 large apple, can peel it if you want, I just keep the peel on
 melted butter

 roll out the crescent rolls onto a cookie sheet and spread with melted butter place a couple of apple slices along the wide end of the triangle. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and then roll it up. spread a little more melted butter over the top and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon and sugar and then bake for about 10 minutes!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Dry Erase Frame

I was downstairs cleaning up the basement when I came across some frames I hadn't used yet so I was able to quickly complete this idea I saw on Pinterest (of course!). I took the frame, tore out a piece of notebook paper and I antiqued my paper up by blotting with my used coffee filter and let it dry. After it was dry, I put it in the frame and there you go, a dry erase marker board! Now that the holidays are over I am looking forward to completing more projects :)