Monday, May 23, 2011

Carribean Chicken Jerk Wraps

Found this recipe a few months ago on (it was posted in July 2010).... finally tried it out this weekend.
We'll be making it again.
Skipped investing in either the nuts or the mint this time (thought about it until I saw what the store wanted for each) ... maybe next time. 
The store only had marinade --so it was probably spicier than if we used the jerk sauce.

salt to taste (I didn't use any)
1/2-teas. cinnamon
1/2-teas. allspice
1/3-cup jerk sauce (liquid, not the dry spice)
1-1/2 lbs. of chicken, cooked and shredded (we had some leftover grilled chicken)
2-cups cooked rice
3/4-cup pineapple (the original post said fresh, I used canned crushed, well drained)
1/4-cup chopped macademia nuts (didn't have any, maybe next time)
3-TB. chopped fresh mint (skipped this time)
2-teas. lime juice (I just sprinkle a few drops of lime juice on each wrap as I made it)
4   10-inch flour tortillas for wraps

In a bowl mix the spices and jerk sauce together.
Warm the tortllas and spread the spiced jerk sauce evenly on each.
Top with warm cooked rice, warm shredded chicken.
Top with nuts, mint, lime juice.
Roll up like a burrito and serve immediately.

Holly's notes:
Our tortillas fell apart as we were eating them time I think I'll put the sauce on top of the rice or heat the shredded chicken in it.
Makes a quick, filling meal that tastes great.
Since I could only find marinade -- the sauce was probably spicier than regular jerk sauce.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Display board

Gathering up the stickers we've picked up over the years ...
used one of my sales boards from being a real estate sales agent for the some plastic at the hardware store for the background.

We have more stickers somewhere...
and I have room to add more in the future.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Slow Food?

Slow Food restaurants are quite popular here in Sicily ...
wonderful change from fast food

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pony walks?

DH and I saw this while heading home ...
 interesting way to exercise a horse.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mother's Day card

This is the card my son sent for Mother's Day this year ...
said this card expressed his feelings better than the grown-up cards did ...
love the Singapore stamps he used! 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

WWII Canadian Cemetary

Small cementary near Triona (Catania province)
for Canadian soldiers and airmen of WW 2.
Private Sabblut was one of many lost during Operation Husky.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lemon Doodle Cookies

Recipe By : Land O Lakes Cookie Collection

Serving Size : 48

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup coconut flakes
1 cup butter -- softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon peel -- grated

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixer bowl, combine all ingredients.
Beat at low speed, scraping the bowl often, for 2 to 4 minutes until well mixed.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove from the pans immediately.

Holly's notes: I got this recipe from an E-friend in one of my Email groups.
I made these last Sunday ... and they didn't last long at all.
Keep an eye on them in the oven - they cook quick!
Especially if you make smaller ones like I did for the second batch.
I also greased the cookie sheets after the first batch ...made it a bit easier to remove the cookies.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pasqua cake

Giovanni and Carmela gave DH and I this Pasqua (Easter) cake ...
it's full of almonds and candied orange peel...the tastes of Sicily.