Saturday, March 28, 2020

Easy Breezy Dalgona

This is my version of the recent internet sensation called dalgona.

It's a type of whipped coffee you serve over milk.

I've used decaf instant coffee because I'm trying to cut my caffeine intake, but you can use regular instant coffee if desired.

I've used my hand blender with the whip attachment.

But you can also use a regular whisk instead.

If you whip it by hand, it'll take you 5 - 15 minutes to get it to the right consistency.

I've had to mix this in a deep mixing bowl, because it's less of a mess.

I've also use reduced fat milk and dietetic sweetener for this, but you can use regular sugar, & whole milk if desired.

2 T. each: hot water, sugar, instant coffee granules
1 - 2 c. reduced fat milk

Heat cold water in a microwave safe cup for 1 min approx.

Remove carefully cup from microwave.

In a deep mixing bowl or measuring cup combine the hot water sugar and coffee.

Stir with a clean fork.

Using the whip attachment on your hand mixer, blend mixture for about 1 - 3 minutes or until it's a light caramel color.

Pour milk into clean cups.

Spoon whipped coffee over milk.

Serves 2.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Easy Reuben

This is great for lunch or any time.

Ruben is usually made with sauerkraut.

Since I don't have any, I used sauteed cabbage.

6 - 8 oz. of lean corned beef slice thinly
4 slices reduced fat swiss cheese
8 slices rye or pumpernickel bread
1/8 - 1/4 c. prepared russian dressing
4 oz. sauteed cabbage 
2 - 4 T. each: olive oil, butter, 

Cut corned beef thinly, set aside.

Rinse and cut cabbage into slices, set aside.

Preheat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to medium low.

Add some of the oil, salt, pepper, cabbage.

 Saute cabbage for a few minutes.

Remove cabbage from heat, turn off stove, drain cabbage on a paper towel lined plate.

With a clean knife, spread the eight slices of bread with softened butter.

Remove thousand island dressing from fridge.

Spread thinly with a clean knife on 4 slices of the bread.

Arrange corned beef on each of the other 4 slices of bread. 

Top corned beef with swiss cheese and cabbage.

Top corned beef with remaining bread slices buttered side down.

Preheat a clean skillet over medium high heat, lower heat to medium lo, add oil. 

Place sandwiches in skillet and brown for after minutes until cheese is melted.

Serves 4.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Easy Hand Sanitizer

This post is a little different this week.

Instead of a food recipe, here's how to make your own hand sanitizer.

When I can't get to a store to get hand sanitizer, or they run out, this is what I do.

You can add aloe vera gel to the sanitizer if desired too. 

Wash your hands when you can, stay home if you don't feel well.

Be safe all, we'll get through this.

6 oz. isopropyl alcohol 
1/2 - 1  1/2 oz. gentle hand soap, 
1/2 oz. aloe vera gel (optional)
4 - 8 drop essential oils

In a measuring cup combine alcohol, soap and gel.

Stir to mix.

With a funnel, pour sanitizer in your favorite spray dispenser.

Add desired amount of your favorite essential oil.

Screw lid on container.

Spray sanitizer as needed.