Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Little Kitchen Gadget

A couple of things are going on here. Last time I wrote about a kitchen gadget it was the pressure cooker which I still love. Yesterday DH went back to work at Williams-Sonoma - Happy Holidays!! He brought home these two things. On the right is the fabulous wonderful WS holiday cleaning gift box - counter top spray, dish soap, hand soap and lotion - all on sale! Hurry because WS won't have this for long.

Next on the left we have the best little gadget ever. It is a measuring spoon that is all in one - 1/2 teaspoon all the way to 1 tablespoon. You know you hate to get 4 spoons out when you are cooking - now you don't have to! The black part slides to the correct measure. Oh, I can hardly wait to use this. Thank you for hiring DH!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Best appetizer ever

DH made this for our Thanksgiving before the turkey appetizer. Whoa it is good! A friend gave us the recipe and here goes:

1 cup roma tomatoes, chopped 1/4 inch
3 cup yellow onions, chopped 1/4 inch
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped fine

1/2 Tablespoon jalapeno pepper (no seeds or ribs) chopped fine
6 Tablespoons avocado, chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
3/4 cup Heinz ketchup
2 teaspoons lime juice, fresh squeezed
1 tablespoon red tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon green tabasco sauce
3/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon Cajun Chef hot sauce
1/2 cup cold water.

Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and chill (overnight is fine). For each serving:

6 oz. cocktail sauce (above)
15 to 20 small to medium shrimp, peeled, boiled, and chilled
1 teaspoon blackening spice - add to desired flavor
1 lime wedge
1/2 ounce tequila (optional)
tortilla chips for dipping
2 sprigs cilantro, no stems

Place the sauce, shrimp blackening spice and tequila in a bartender's metal tumbler. Squeeze the juice from the lime wedge in the tumbler and cover with a tight fitting lid. Shake like you are making a real martini. Pour into serving glass. Place the glass on a plate, surround with chips and serve with cilantro sprigs for a garnish. Yum yum.