Saturday, January 13, 2007

Been busy....

I have lots of things to post, pictures to be taken, classes to plan, but the most important things are these recipes to try. Shaun and I watched Ellen on Friday and she had on a family that owns a restaurant...I can't remember their name and am too lazy right now to look it up.

Anyway, they made these little Nutella balls of love and some yummy looking potato and zucchini chips and I just found the recipes. Kerry loves Nutella, eats it by the spoonful. And I love potatoes, and who doesn't loved deep fried stuff!


2 jars Nutella (13 ounces each)
1 pound ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
4 eggs
2 quarts Canola oil granulated sugar
1. To make donuts: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 jar Nutella, ricotta, salt, vanilla, baking powder, flour and eggs. Mix until smooth to form dough.
2. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough into hot oil at 375° and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Remove donuts from hot oil, drain on paper towels for a moment, roll in granulated sugar, and fill with Nutella. Serve immediately.


1 pound large baking potatoes
½ pound large zucchini
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 quarts peanut oil for frying
1 cup Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
Kosher salt to taste
1. Peel potatoes, cut into very thin slices and immediately place in a bowl of cold water. Cut zucchini into thin slices, place in a large bowl and toss with flour. Drain potatoes and dry on paper towels.
2. In a heavy sauté pan, heat oil to 325°. Deep fry potato and zucchini chips for about 2 to 3 minutes; drain, season with salt and let cool.
3. Add potato and zucchini chips to a large baking pan. Spread out evenly to make just one lager. Top with gorgonzola cheese and bake in a 350° oven until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

We told the kids that we are going to Disneyland. It didn't get the response I thought. We took them to Eastside Mario's for our 'last' dinner out. I took the cover sheet of my Mickey Mouse scrapook papers, the ones from Memories and More. I handed it to them, after making them sit beside eachother. Shaun opened it and they read it and I said I needed help because I want to make this Disney album and I need to go and take some pictures. Shaun said "oh, okay". Emily said "there's a Mickey Mouse comic?" And then tried to read it. KIDS!!! You try to do something nice for them and they just don't get it.


Fern said...

oh come on - they must have been excited. Right? I would have been seriously disappointed with that reaction!

When are you going?

p.s. how many points in those deep-fried babies?? huh??

avonlea said...

I saw that episode, too, and also wondered about recipes! Thanks for findin' 'em and sharing! =)

Kelli said...

We are planning to got towards the end of April. SU has a regional convention that I would like to go to also.
No points because you deep fry them out.

Dawn said...

1. My areteries tightened up a little just reading the recipes... I'm sure they taste DIVINE!!!

2. Rotten kids. Did they react after it sank in? I'm sure they're excited!

3. Deep fried them out! HAHAHAHHA!!