Thursday, September 22, 2011

Too Hot to Handle

OK I've finally made time to get my amazing weekend down on my blog... And only 1 day before the next crazy weekend is about to start! (This weekend Hubby has Tour de Cure and then we are celebrating with Fajitas!)

But FIRST: I am so excited that Bridesmaids came out this week!

I absolutely love Kristen Wiig's wardrobe from this movie. It's so fun!
So I have some Bridesmaids fashion inspiration this week!

The Versatile Blazer

OK and HOLY COW. I just found this crazy article about how processed foods are loaded with Trans Fats (even baked bread from a bakery) which can lead to health problems, including a stroke. What did they recommend for fixing this problem friends? Making your own, fresh foods! What are the odds of that?

Another thing I didn't think about?
Baking Soda and Baking Powder = Loaded with Sodium! Yikes!


Chili Relleno Fiesta
(I made the Charro Beans!)

Check out my friends recipe for the chilis here. It's not necessarily healthy, but it was delicious and I couldn't turn it down!

Recipe for Charro Beans:

  •  1 pound of pinto beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 jalepenos, chopped
  • 4 red hot chili peppers or serrano peppers chopped
  • 5 pieces of bacon, chopped
  • bay leaf
  1. Saute onions and peppers in a stock pot.
  2. Add bacon and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add pinto beans and enough water to cover (About 3 quarts)
  4. Throw in a bay leaf and bring everything to a boil.
  5. Lower heat and simmer, with lid on for 2-3 hours.
  6. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste.
Then on Sunday, we went to the in-laws for dinner, and I discovered you can actually make your own Creme Fraiche! How exciting!

So then we had THIS amazing dinner

Fresh Roasted Salmon
*Sigh* Wish I had taken a picture!

  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • fresh basil and parsley
  1. Saute Shallots about 2 minutes until browned.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook about 10 minutes
  3. Reduce heat, and add creme fraiche. 
  4. Cook 1-2 more minutes, then remove from heat. Set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Farenheit.
  6. Saute salmon in a pan with olive oil for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt.
  7. Flip salmon and cook an additional 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt.
  8. Place salmon in a roasting pan and cook in the oven about 5 minutes, until the salmon is opaque.
  9. Add basil and parsley to sauce, and place on top of salmon.

(Recipe from Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells)

Happy Almost-Weekend! Have any of you tried any new recipes lately?


Kristy said...

hey girl hey! I'm baaaaaaacccckkkkk (for realz this time!)

Gah, so much to catch up on but long story short I peed my pants watching this in the theater! I am a geriatric mess of a lady. SO funny! My favorite part was when there were puppies as favors, when the step kids put that b*tch in place and the cute cop getting her baking supplies! Like as if - that never happens in real life but so cute!

I am totally buying that as well and yumyumyum! That dish looks delish - totally trying that too.

Sigh, sorry I was MIA again - I pinky promise to give notice next time O:)

talk soon xox

Whitney said...

that blazer is adorable!

Kaitlin Crews said...

Jessica, I adore everything about you and your blog! <3 :) Thanks for all your help with mine. I got more questions for you girl! Can't wait for Saturday!

amy b.s. said...

i honestly think i am the only person in the world that didn't like bridesmaids! your recipes sound amazing though!

Janette said...

OH YUMMY! CHILE RELLENO! Haven't had one of those in foreverrrrrss!

Janette, the Jongleur

Claire said...

i loooovved Bridesmaids! i laughed so hard in that movie. i don't think i've laughed like that in forever!

mmm, all that food looks so good! i love a good chile relleno!!!

Louise said...

I love bridesmaids!! best movie ever xx

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

well you sure started the weekend off with a good cause! kudos to you both on the running support, i read about the people close to you who've been affected by breast cancer and was very touched about the way you've stepped up (literally) to show you're united together!

AND Bridesmaids is totally on our list of must sees. excited for sure. loved the insp look too, that red dress is darling. we're having a little mexican fiesta styled dinner tonight - i love me some beans and your recipe looks sensational. happy Sunday lades, enjoy! ♥

emily said...

I totally agree about her outfits in that movie! They were all awesome! Now I just need her legs! :)