Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wayra~~Great Spirit

First let me take a moment to thank all of you that wished me a Happy Birthday yesterday, either here on the blog or on facebook. Your Birthday wishes meant a lot to me and helped make my day that much more special.

For today, please enjoy another beautiful song/video by Wayra The Wind.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Spiced Almonds~Food for Friday 10~1~10

I don't have anything fancy for you today. :D What I am putting up is a recipe for spiced almonds.

They are good and since the holidays are right around the corner, they make good gift ideas. Just put the nuts in a mason jar, put the cap on, cover it with a cute square of material in either a gingham or holiday print. Tie a piece of raffia or yarn around the neck of the jar to hold material in place and your done. :D If you were so inclined, you could also print out the recipe on a recipe card and attach that to the ribbon.

Anyway, on to the recipe :)

Spiced Almonds

1 large egg white
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups natural almonds

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk together egg white, paprika, sugar, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper until well combined.

Add almonds and toss until evenly coated.

Transfer almonds to parchment lined baking tray; spread out to form a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes, until the coating is crisp. Almonds will continue to crisp as they cool. Allow to cool completely then break up any nuts that are stuck together.

Nuts will keep up to 5 days in an airtight container.

Have a fun Friday,

Saturday, September 25, 2010

River Song~Wayra~

Once in awhile, we all need to take a few minutes for ourselves, to just sit back, relax and let the stress leave us, let this be one of those times...

Have a nice day,

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fajita Pot Roast--Food for Friday 2~26~10

Today's main recipe is for Fajita Pot Roast, I found the recipe in a magazine that I frequently read. I'm also including the recipe for 'Calabacitas Guisada' (Stewed Mexican Zucchini) this recipe was found at allrecipes ,it is one of the sides I served along with the roast. The other side that was served with the meal was Mexican rice. I posted a recipe for the rice way back in August.

Dinner was served :D we also had flour tortillas to go along with it. No I did not make my own tortillas, but I could have if I wanted to. ; )

Fajita Pot Roast


1 pkg. dry fajita seasoning mix
3 1/2 lb. beef round or rump roast
3 red and/or green peppers (1 1/2 lbs.)
cut into 1 1/2"-wide slices
1 lb. onions, about 4, each cut into 6 wedges
1 jar (16 oz.) mild taco sauce
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
Chopped fresh cilantro and flour tortillas, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rub 1 Tbs. seasoning mix over all sides of meat. Place in center of large roasting pan. Place peppers and onions around meat.

Whisk together taco sauce, 1/2 cup water, flour and remaining fajita seasoning until smooth; pour over meat and vegetables. Cover tightly with foil.

Roast meat until tender, about 3 hours. Transfer meat and vegetables to serving platter. Over two burners set on medium-high heat, bring pan juices to boil; cook, whisking, until thickened, 3-5 minutes. Serve pan juices with beef and vegetables. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro and serve with tortillas.

'Calabacitas Guisada' (Stewed Mexican Zucchini)


* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1/2 small white onion, sliced thinly
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 4 zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick
* 1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
* salt to taste
* 1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese


1. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini slices and stewed tomatoes and stir gently. Cover and cook until the zucchini is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, season with salt, and add the Cheddar cheese; allow to sit until the cheese has melted.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Early Morning Blessing

Monday already...back to work. I hope y'all had a good weekend. I worked on Saturday, so for me the weekend went really fast.

To start everybody's morning off on a bright note, I found this really cool video/song. It is a Navajo chanting prayer, please give it a listen and watch the video closely, the changes are very subtle, but they are there.

It helped to raise and energize my spirits, I hope it does the same for you.

Have a great day!