Rasta Pasta.

screen-shot-02-17-17-at-02-11-pm Pretty much everyone loves pasta,and alot of people love weed, so here is the perfect recipe to combine the two: Rasta Pasta! While your pasta cooks  in a pot( pot….get it? hee,hee) of boiling water , heat a jar of your favourite pasta sauce  in a pan, mixing in half a cup of chopped marijuana. After simmering it for about 20 minutes  in order to release the THC (it needs to be heated in order to be activated) pour it over the pasta  to create a mouth-watering, mind-altering meal.You may add other ingredients whatever suits you, such as meat or cheese.

Pasta by itself is a wonderful meal, now even more so. Your dinner guests will  have the best meal of their life. It will be an entertaining evening for all.

Mormon Temples.

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I don’t know if I ever mentioned it or not, but awhile before we left Ottawa, and for a total of about 3 YRS, we had left the Catholic Church for various reasons and had become Mormons for awhile. I have cousins that are LDS( “Mormons”, or “Latter-Day Saints”) and I was curious and one thing led to another and I really liked their pro-family and strong morals and the kids and I were re-baptized into the LDS church….but once I reached “higher standing” and was able to attend the Temple things went downhill from there….

Let me tell you why.

In the beginning they don’t tell you the really *WEIRD* stuff. If they DID then I am convinced that no one would ever convert as it’s just plain bizarre, like Scientology bizarre. It sounds so positive at first, and I want to be clear here, I am in NO WAY “bashing” Mormons or attacking them or their faith; they are good, decent, upstanding moral people and I still believe that. I’m just saying what *I* thought about the Temple, my experience there, and what made me leave. I don’t have any regret as my time as a Mormon, either, as I learned so much, met many interesting people,and made so many good friends and I have always studied,and been curious about, other religions.

For one thing, they baptize by “proxy” for the dead! Living people are fully immersed in a “proxy” “baptism” taking the “place” of someone who is dead, even people of other faiths, under the presumption that if they were still alive and were aware of the LDS faith that they would want to be baptized in it as it’s the only “True” Salvation. Once I got my Temple Recommend( an official card comparable to a license that the Bishop gives after an interview and an audit that you are, indeed, paying a full tithe and meet the moral obligations of the church, basically qualify as an upstanding cookie-cutter “perfect” Mormon) I was off to the Temple in Toronto for my initiation…..

I was stripped down and given “holy” undergarments to wear which had Masonic symbols on them otherwise just looked like a white T-shirt and white knee-length shorts. I also wore a white uniform on top of that and a funny hat and apron that made me look like a baker or chef. I looked ridiculous and I felt like an idiot. I was blessed and annointed.. I then sat thru a movie of some sort about Adam and Eve and Original Sin and proceeded to be given a “secret” name I supposedly needed to enter Heaven and was shown secret handshakes and passwords that originated in Freemasonry. They said you’re supposed to “feel the Spirit” in the Temple but I never did; it just felt freaky and weird and I felt very uncomfortable and uneasy. They also annoint missionaries there, marry couples, and “seal” families for all eternity in special ceremonies. It’s all a bunch of secret rituals and mumbo-jumbo that they call “sacred” but in actual fact is just taken from the Mason’s rituals as founder Joseph Smith was a Freemason and likely keep secret as if it got out people would see how weird it really is.

So they build you up that the Temple is this amazing mystical, sacred experience and you’re honoured to have achieved that level of enlightenment and here I was just totally freaked out by the entire thing and wondered how on Earth these people REALLY believed such things. Then now once I was “in” and in this “deep” they started teaching me the weird stuff they’d keep hidden up until now: how God was once a “man” and how WE can become “gods”(which I found to be blasphemous) and rule over our own planets which we can inhabit with our own “Spirit children”, and there are “many Heavens” where men have more than one wife( Polygamy is allowed,apparantly, in the Afterlife!), God has a “Wife”, Jesus and Satan are “brothers”,God has a physical body with flesh and bones, Jesus and Adam are the same person, etc…. it was all just too bizarre and I didn’t want my kids being taught such obvious falsehoods, plus I was in Europe and being back with my roots and touring the cathedrals of Europe and connecting with my ancestry made me miss the Catholic Church, so we ended up going back.

So, for all those of you who ever wondered what Mormonism, or the secret Mormon Temples were all about, now you know!

Rice Pudding.

RicePudding(newest) I had a craving for rice pudding last night so I made this recipe:

Ingredients
Serves: 2 

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 60g sugar( 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of nutmeg 

Directions
Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. In a suitably-sized microwave safe bowl, mix together the rice and egg and then add in everything else. Mix it all together well.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then at half power for 8 minutes – stirring it every few minutes.
  3. Let it stand at least 5 minutes before serving.

Pot Brownies! :)

PotBrownies

Recipe by Elise McDonough

Makes 16 brownies

INGREDIENTS
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons THC Oil (recipe below)
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1½ tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon applesauce
3 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla

PREPARATION
Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.

Set up a double boiler by filling a medium sauce pot with about an inch of water, then fitting a medium metal bowl on top of the pot (the water should not be touching the underside of the bowl). Put the double boiler over high heat and bring water to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Add chopped chocolate and THC oil to the medium mixing bowl and whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and whisk in the corn syrup, brown sugar, and applesauce. Add the egg whites and vanilla, and beat the mixture vigorously until smooth, then stir in the flour mixture until well incorporated.

Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Pour the batter into the pan, and bake for 18 to 23 minutes, or until the center of the top is almost firm to the touch.

Let cool, and slice into 16 brownies.

THC Oil Recipe

Makes 6 cups

INGREDIENTS
6 cups olive oil or canola oil
1 ounce cannabis buds, finely ground, or 2 ounces trimmed leaf, dried and ground

Special Equipment
fine mesh strainer OR colander
cheesecloth

PROCEDURE
In a double boiler, slowly heat oil on low heat for a few minutes until you begin to smell the oil’s aroma. Add the ground cannabis slowly, stirring until it is fully coated before adding more cannabis. Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool before straining. Line a fine mesh strainer or colander with cheese cloth, and place the strainer over a large bowl. Pour the oil through the cheesecloth-lined strainer. Press the plant matter with the back of a spoon to push all the oil out of it. Compost the leafy remains.

OIl will keep, in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 2 months.

Chocolate Peppermint Bark.

peppermint-bark (1)Ingredients:
2 small packages Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 small packages White Chocolate Chips
Peppermint Extract
Mint/peppermint Candy Canes

Directions: Get a long cake pan and line with aluminum foil making sure the shiny side is up and everything is flat.

In a medium sauce pan on low heat put about an inch of water and the semi sweet chocolate chips stiring constantly. Once melted pour into pan. Repeat with the white chocolate chips.

Put candy canes in a plastic bag and start crushing them into chunks. Then sprinkle on top of chocolate mixture. and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours than cut into chunks with a sharp knife and enjoy. (store in freezer to prevent melting)

Chicken Lombardy.

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Make Your Own Chicken Lombardy, this one showed up in my personal feed this morning and looked so amazing we had to share!

8 oz package(s) sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoon(s) butter melted
6 skinned and boned chicken breasts
1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup(s) butter
1/2 cup(s) chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper
1/2 cup(s) shredded mozarella cheese
1/2 cup(s) parmesan cheese
2 green onions chopped

Preparation:
Cook mushrooms in 2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or just until tender. Remove from heat; set aside.

Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/8 inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

Dredge chicken pieces in flour. Cook chicken in batches, in 1 to 2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Place chicken in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish, overlapping edges. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken and butter. Reserving pan drippings in skillet. Sprinkle mushrooms evenly over chicken.

Add broth to skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken. Combine cheeses and green onions; sprinkle over chicken.

Bake uncovered, at 450 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes until cheese melt.

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