Friday, February 24, 2012

Cinema Sentinel: Movies with Strong Female Leads

Happy Friday Everyone! No food pics today but I can guarantee you there will be more next week.

My spirit has been rejuvenated thanks to the wonderful women in my life. It's such a blessing to have the camaraderie of strong and beautiful friends who are there to support you when life drops a bucket of lemons at your doorstep. We all just end up making pink lemonade, lemon squares, lemon meringue, lemon drop cookies and lemon chiffon cake out of the mess.

Today's trailers have strong female leads, good and bad, hope you get some enjoyment out of them. See you at the theatre!

(via DisneyPixar Channel)

(via VisoTrailers Channel)

The Hungers Games trailer is disabled for embedding on YouTube so I found an interview with Jennifer Lawrence about the film. The Hunger Games trailer.

(via ladysite0002 Channel)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thai Spicy Curry Catfish

Good Monday to you! Today I wanted to share a food photo and some recipes for Spicy Curry Catfish. As much as I would love to say that I made this dish, I did not. My husband and I enjoy our eats at Pa Ord Noodles in Hollywood and every time we visit, we try to order something new from their menu.

I don't have the direct recipe from them but below are a couple links to curry catfish recipes.  All I can surmise is that the catfish from Pa Ord Noodles had a light batter and most likely fried in extremely hot oil in order for the fish to have been incredibly crispy. The texture of fish just absorbed the sweet, spicy and fragrant flavors of the sauce and made every bite better than the next. For me, it was delicious but for my husband it was difficult because of the bones he had to deal with. So if I were to make this dish, I would probably make sure the fish was in boneless nugget or fillet form.

Have fun cooking this and let me know if it was successful!


Thai Spicy Catfish "Pad Ped Pladuk"

Stir-fried Catfish In Red Curry "Pladuk Pad Ped"

From Food Network

Crispy Catfish Curry: Pla Duk Tod Krob Phat Phed

Pa Ord Noodle Menu and Directions

Enjoy your day off...for some.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Princess Party Theme

Once upon a time there was a little Princess from a far away land. She turned the enchanted age of three and celebrated her very special day with the other princesses of the Magical Kingdom of Disney. She won the hearts of many who had the chance to be in her presence. The kind and gentle Princess had a wonderful birthday. It was a good day. 
The End.

Pink marshmallow hearts.
Ring Pops.
Can't forget the magical wands.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Cookies: Icings with Personality

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you treat yourself or the one you love with a great evening of appreciation for all the good things in your life. Time to remember what Love is really about.

Well, for today I used a basic Butter Cookie recipe but added some Almond extract for that extra something flavor. For my icings, I made basic icing with milk and added Cinnamon extract for red icing and Jasmine and Vanilla extract for the pink. Sexy and Beautiful.

Know that you are Loved today no matter your past, your mistakes, your crazies, your matter what...YOU are Loved. I know I am loved most by my God and by my husband. Have a great Tuesday!

Sonnet 116
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark 
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks 
Within his bending sickle's compass come: 
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, 
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.   
If this be error and upon me proved,   
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Challah French Toast

Breakfast of Legend

Have you ever used Challah bread for French Toast? Well, I never did...until my friend Heather introduced me to it one breakfast many mornings ago. All I can say is that I loved it. I'm not too big on egg-based breads but challah bread is perfect for this. Try it out this weekend if you haven't.

Here is what you will need for making three large Challah French Toasts:

3 large cuts of Challah Bread
2 large Eggs
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2-3 teaspoon of Skim Milk
Non stick cooking spray

Butter and Maple Syrup (I use Sugar Free)
  • Get griddle or pan heated on medium-hi heat.
  • Beat eggs, cinnamon and milk.
  • Place egg mixture into an edged flat plate.
  • Dip both sides of bread. 

  • Spray nonstick cooking spray and place bread in pan. Allow bread to cook 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Once cooked, remove from pan, add butter and syrup. Enjoy.