Did you think you blew it this Valentines Day?
There is still time to recover; even at this late hour.
This quick treat is sure to fire up the one you love -- Or, at least, get you out of the doghouse.
American Airlines has long been known for their ice cream desserts for their First Class cabin passengers, and this chocolate-berry combination is a treat to behold. It might even remind you of a time when, you know, flights were something special to dress up for.
First Class Ice Cream
- 4 oz. frozen berries, such as strawberries or raspberries, blended and poured in a parfait glass to be re-frozen as a single layer.
- 1 large scoop of Ben and Jerry’s Karamel Sutra or, you know, something like that.
- 4 chunks dark chocolate for the top; I used Cadbury brand.
Thaw frozen berries just enough to slightly blend and pour in to glass. Re- freeze.
Add a large scoop of Karamel Sutra, or other yummy flavor ice cream.
Place 4 or more chunks of dark chocolate on top and place back in freezer until ready to eat…
Prep time: 10 minutes
1 decadent serving per glass.
Ah, cauliflower; the vegetable our parents tried to make us eat. But now that we are grownups, cauliflower's once-cringy rap has been replaced by a multitude of recipes and several varieties of this cruciferous nutritional powerhouse.
Cauliflower is packed with Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin K, and B 12, and should be on everyone's list of Foods to Eat On a Regular Basis. Why isn't it? Most of us only remember the mushy, stinky vegetable steamed with a plop of butter to make it more "appetizing."
But cauliflower, when cooked properly, can be a fresh addition to sides, and makes a great veggie-based main dish casserole. The recipe below uses an air fryer to roast cauliflower in about 10 minutes without any mushiness. Don't have an air fryer? A sheet pan works well under the broiler, just be sure to watch the cauliflower very carefully.
1 head cauliflower, rinsed and chopped (look for creamy-white heads with no spots or yellow color anywhere)
1 TBS curry powder
3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Procedure (using air fryer)
Chop cauliflower in bite-size pieces
In a bowl toss cauliflower, curry and oil
Add to air fryer and cook for 10 minutes
If using a sheet pan, line the pan with foil and broil for 10 minutes, turning often with tongs
Same 10 minutes… turn often.
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