Monday, January 23, 2012

Curry and a happy teenager

Thank you Maya Kaimal. 
You have made Josie love Curry.
She is even willing to branch out a bit and try some Thai and Indian food.  

Costco carries this delicious Indian Curry, about $8.
I can easily split this into two meals. 

First I brown some chicken, cut into cubes. 
Then add some onions and saute for a few minutes. 
Once all cooked, add half the tub of the cocnut curry and simmer for 5-10 minutes. 

I also stem some fresh broccoli and carrots and make a pot of basmati rice. 

Fast, Easy and delicious. 
AND .... Josie loves this meal!  
She has even requested that I make it for her birthday dinner. 

Josie also felt like baking and she whipped up a batch of letterpress cookies.  
These were very fun to make and one of the best recipes for sugar cookies we havve ever tasted. 
See below for recipe. 

Fred's Recipe for Sugar Cookies:

1 c. unsalted butter
1 c. sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350.
In standing mixer, cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla. Mix well. 
In seperate bowl, whisk dry ingredients together.
Add dry ingredients a little at a time to the butter mixture.  Mix until flour in completely incorporated. 

Split dough in half, and roll each half between two sheets of parchment paper to desired thickness and chill for 30 minutes. 
Remove from fridge, and carefullylift off one sheet of parchment, then lightly dust the dough with flour.  Replace the parchment, flip over and repeat. 

Bake on an ungreased baking sheet (or better yet a Silpat) for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown around the edges. 

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