Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Dreams

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Vegetarian Spanish Rice! Ole!

Tried a new recipe tonight: Vegetarian Spanish Rice & Sausage.
It's based off of some recipes I found online, but mostly my own creation.

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Vegetarian Spanish Rice and Sausage

  • 1 package Italian Smart Sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 package frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes (the kind with green peppers and onions in it)
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked Jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • Just a pinch of Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Saute the onions and Smart sausage in a large skillet or paella pan. 
  2. Add the corn, tomatoes, broth, rice, salsa and chili powder. 
  3. Cook covered on low heat for about 30-40 minutes until the rice is cooked. 
  4. Add the cheese at the very end, letting it melt on top. 
  5. Enjoy :-) 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Allie in the City

Great weekend in NYC. Usually when Tim and I go, we have something big planned: Yankee's Game, show, zoo, etc. This time, it was all about relaxing and seeing friends.

After arriving on Friday night, we spent all day Saturday in the city. We hit a few bars for the SU game and time before dinner:
Mikey met up with us at the Blarney Stone.

Brian (hiding) me and Tim

We found this bar called "The Junction" where beer pong is encouraged. 

We went to Rare for dinner. Definitely recommend the 
parmesan truffle fries, sweet potato fries, and waffle fries. 
I got to see LITC at Rare :-)

We went to The Ginger Man after dinner. 
Tried an interesting drink: Hoegaarden and Framboise.

Sunday morning we headed out and stopped to see Heather's new place - Gorgeous. She made us brunch. Bagels, Coffee, Homemade Hummus. Yummmy!

Great trip. Home in time for the superbowl :-)