Remember the stray kitty I found? He’s doing well. He’s got the sniffles, but it looks like my sister will be able to take him so he will have a good home.
In food related news, I made a yummy orange sauce that is perfect for dipping meats or as a sauce on vegetables! I bought a pack of fried shrimp for the boyfriend a while back. He ate half of it but used all the sauce that came with it so I tried to recreate the sauce when he ate the other half. It came out really well, so I made it again to share with you all.
It’s spicy, but that can be changed by altering the amount of red pepper flakes and chili powder in it to make it a sweeter orange sauce. A little bit of this sauce adds a lot of flavor so you don’t need to pile it on to taste it. This is good because it keeps the calories lower and makes veggies taste better! Isn’t that what everyone’s looking for? Something yummy and healthy?
1 tbsp apricot jam
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup spiced rum
1 tsp spicy brown mustard
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Splash of tequila
Splash coconut rum
Prep time: 15 minutes
Servings: Makes 1/2 a cup of sauce (2 servings)
Combine the jam, orange juice, sugar, rum, mustard, and spices in a small sauce pan over medium heat. While stirring, heat until the sauce begins to simmer. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to stir until sauce thickens. When the sauce is the desired thickness, add the tequila and coconut rum. Continue to stir until the sauce reaches the desired thickness again. Enjoy!
I found a stray kitty this weekend. I was sitting on my porch (in Arizona this is acceptable in December) and he came up to me and started petting himself on my legs. I pet him back and noticed he was horribly skinny. I got some food and he purred and…well…. I live with three kitties now. His name is Ripley and he’s adorable. I took him to the vet and they say he’s about 8 months old.
Having an extra kitten around means we go through cat food a lot faster (especially since I’m trying to get the new kitty to gain weight). We ran out of wet cat food so I used a half of a can of tuna instead. I don’t like to waste food, so I tried to figure out something to make with the left over half of tuna. Since I’m not a huge fan of tuna, I made a tuna melt for my boyfriend and he said it was really good. He likes things a little spicy so I tried to make add a little spice to it. He said that it was good, but not that spicy so I have the recipe with changes to make it a real spicy tuna melt.
This sandwich is flavorful and makes a nice lunch. At less than 400 calories with lots of protein and a few veggies, this sandwich is also healthy for you. Enjoy!
2 slices pumpernickel bread
1 tbsp olive oil or butter
1/2 can of tuna
1/2 tbsp chipotle mayo
1/2 tsp spicy brown mustard
dash of chili powder or hot sauce*
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
3 slices of roma tomatoes
2 slices pepperjack cheese
*I have not tried this, but I think that it would add a nice kick to this sandwich
Active time: 15 minutes
Inactive time: 0 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 sandwich
Combine the tuna, mayo, mustard, vinegar, and whatever spice(s) you want in a bowl and mix. Lightly oil or butter one side of each slice of bread. Place one piece in the a small frying pan. Put the cheese on the bread. Top with the tomato slices, then the cheese, and finally the tuna mixture. Turn the heat on medium and wait. Flip once the cheese begins to get nice and gooey and the bread begins to darken. The sandwich is done with the other side of the bread is also beginning to darken. Slice in half and serve. Don’t forget to go for second helpings!