Friday, December 7, 2012

Swanson Cranberry Apple Dessert

Food thought bubble of the day...
Wish I could buy the Cranberry Apple Dessert in the Swanson Turkey Dinners on its own. I could eat that stuff daily...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dear Kraft Peanut Butter: I'll Never Forsake You Again

A Food Ode... I'm addicted to peanut butter sandwiches. They're the perfect snack. Sweet, a little salty, dessert-y. I recently became disheartened at the price of my peanut butter so started buying it less often. I go through a jar rather quickly because everyone in the house loves it so much but last jar I bought was an alternate brand. I've had that brand before and don't remember minding it. But after the first few sandwiches, I started just not feeling it. I kept throwing out half a sandwich or more and noticed that bread was going stale because no one else was eating it either. Yesterday, I bought a new jar of Kraft Peanut Butter. My love and devotion has been solidified. Sometimes the brand name doesn't matter but for me and my peanut butter sandwich...there is a difference.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Does Your Food Taste Like Your Fridge or Freezer?

It isn't fun when food starts to get a refrigerator or freezer taste to it. If you clean your fridge and freezer regularly, you can prevent food from getting that 'taste' or smell.

Here are some tips to help you prevent that from happening and to keep your fridge hygienic --- reducing the chance of food borne illnesses.
  • Clean out the fridge regularly. Use vinegar or lemon juice to cleanse and disinfect without your having to worry about heavy rinsing due to using chemicals in your fridge. Consider taking shelves and drawers out and soaking in the tub to make them easier to clean and to be sure you've gotten every inch of the fridge.
  • Keep an open box of baking soda in the fridge and in the freezer. It'll help absorb odours. (Tip: pour down your sink when you replace the baking soda (every other month) and then pour some vinegar afterwards. This will help deodorize your drains)
  • Don't forget to clean freezers too, in order to keep ice cream and ice cubes tasting fresh.
  • Organize your fridge and freezer carefully so that food doesn't "hide" with a chance to go bad or get freezer burnt and contribute to odours. Date the food so you'll know how old it is and be very careful about leaving meat in the fridge put it on a plate, for instance, to keep juices from leaking to other areas. Clean it out once a week to keep it clean and hygienic.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Is L'Ortolano Sauce Worth the Price?

I was shopping today and saw a new selection of pasta sauces in my local grocery store. The bottles looked new and interesting and the sauce inside the glass bottles looked really tasty. But then I saw the price and was flabberghasted that the sauce was $9.49. Spaghetti sauce for $9.49? Gobsmacked!

Would you pay almost $10 for spaghetti sauce?

I'd love to know if anyone has tried L'Ortolano sauce. If so, how is it? Is it worth almost $10 a jar?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inside Out English Muffin Sandwiches

If you love English muffins, you'll LOVE making English muffin sandwiches that are inside out.
Instead of toasting your sandwich, use a panini (or you can even fry it like a grilled cheese). The english muffin nooks get very crispy and it's wonderful with all sorts of sandwich stuff. Here are a few of the ones we like in my house:

Ham & Cheese Inside Out English Muffin Sandwiches
Pull the English muffin apart (gently) and then butter the nooks (tip: use Hellmann's real mayo for even crispier deliciousness)
put mayo and mustard on the non non-cranny sides
Put ham and cheese
close it so the sandwich is inside out
Grill on both sides or use a panini press and gently close.

Tuna Inside Out English Muffin Melts
salt & pepper
-Prepare as above.

Add some shredded cheese after flipping the sandwich to the pan. The cheese will crisp and stick into your nooks and your crannies.