tasty Thai food Tasting and recipes

This morning I awoke at five a.m. ready to go to work! Wide awake and I wasn’t even needing any coffee! Then I slooowwwllllyyyy drove to work in a little bit of fog behind some guy also in a Subaru at 15 miles an hour. I would give this fog a 4, on the daytime scale. Seriously? Use a turnout dude, I though to myself while slurping coffee, then H20 (Gotta hydrate!) then finishing my banana. Multi tasking is key when you commute 2-3 hours a day depending on traffic. Once i got to work an hour and 10 minutes later my day became a little brighter. Today I got to do a tasting! Which means my boss gives me 75 dollars in store credit so I can cook whatever I want, hopefully within a theme, and teach my coworkers a little about the excellent products we have to offer. My absolute favorite thing about cooking is when I convince someone to try a food they hate and they love it. Today I convinced a grip of coworkers to try curry, and most of them loved it! (Sorry Annette, at least you tried!)  Yes, today’s tasting would be Thai food. Here are the recipes from todays tasting.

Kathy’s Thai Langastino’s
1 package Langostino’s
1 lime
2 tab soy sauce
2 tab chili spice sauce
2 tab cilantro
1 tsp sugar
brown rice

Cook the frozen Langostino’s in a sauce pan, add the soy and lime juice and turn off the heat. Mix in the sugar and chili sauce. Add the minced cilantro last. Serve over brown rice

Curry Chicken thighs
1 package chicken thighs
1 bottle yellow curry sauce
1/2 a lime, juiced
1 cup Greek yogurt
brown rice

Layer the chicken thighs in a glass pan. Pour the curry sauce over them and roast for 25 minutes. Add the lime juice and the yogurt, roast 5 more minutes. Serve over brown rice

Curried Chicken Salad

3 chicken breasts, poached
3 hearts of romaine
1 cup red grapes
1/2 cup slivered almonds
3 tab each, mint basil and cilantro

1 cup mayo
juice of 1 1/2 limes
chili flakes
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp soy sauce

combine all ingredients for dressing. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and layer evreything in a bowl and serve.

Trader Joe’s Truffle Pie

1 box oreos
3 cups cut up dark chocolate
1 can coconut milk

In a food processor  puree the cookies. Press into a glass pan to make the crust.  Bake at 375 12 minutes. Heat up the coconut milk, and pour it over the chocolate. Mix until smooth. When the crust is cool, add the chocolate filling. Refridgeate 1 hour before serving.

After my tasting was consumed and cleaned up, I once again had the fun of driving for an hour and 10 minutes on foggy mountain foods.  Really, why is there so much traffic in the mountains today? Do flatlanders like the fog? There is no snow left to play in, I can only think they have driven a few hours from L.A to frolic in the mountain fog. I actually love the fog! But I seem to be the only one. All the pristine clean cars ahead of me were so not loving it as they avoided every turn out on highway 18, and we annoyance grew by the minute. I stopped at my parents house to drop off a piece of cake for there 30th anniversary and they told me a cute story of how they had taken their cat for a “outing” to our local hardware store that is going under. Booo! I love Deer Lick Lumber! I have shopped there for years and everyone who works there is so nice! Stupid economy. Unfortunately Abby the  Siamese Linx had to stay in the car at the Hardware Store, as Deer Lick already has a store cat, Oreo, and they probably wouldn’t get along. She did get to explore a few yard sales on her lease today, my dad told me. I really can’t make fun at my parents for taking their cat yard sailing, as I’m sure this is what i have to look forward to when I retire. I’m extremely like my parents; its scary.

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