Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Another year bites the dust, and here we are at the start of 2010. Hope your year is as cruise as our day was today!
The theme today was pizza and pasta. The only traditional Japanese fare we had was the ozoni. Didi's husband Glenn makes the most awesome pizza, so he was the chef in charge. My son Landon made the pasta. Unfortunately, I had major flash issues so these are the only post-worthy shots that I got.
My brother Cy's fiancee Diem made this custard flan. It was really, really good and Diem said it was easy to make. Cy, can you get the recipe for me?
My sister Geri made these Fudgy Brownies with Marshmallows. The recipe is below.
Geri's Fudgy Brownies with Marshmallows

Ducan Hines Butter Recipe Fudge cake mix
2 eggs
1/4 c. melted butter

Mix everything together until it becomes a sticky, stuck-to-da-spoon consistency
Pat into a 9 x 13 inch pan
Pour 1/2 pack of miniature marshmallows on top
Pour 1/2 pack of Heath toffee crumbs (I didn't know they sell this already cut up)

Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes

** to my cousins who are going "fiancee???" yup, you read right . . . fiancee!! Cy and Diem are gonna have a very small wedding some time this year.


Betty Townsend said...

Hahahaha!!! Too much to eat so everyone fell asleep!! That pizza sure looks good!! Share the flan recipe if you get it, ok! Am so glad you are back posting. I was going to post on my blog today too, never got around to it. I should be able to tomorrow. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Erick said...

Welcome back! Nice party, the pizza, flan and mashmellow dessert look so ono. I used to make pizza from scratch, it is so much better than Pizza Hut and Papa Johns. Nice having you back!

Happy New Year!

K and S said...

looks like a delicious way to start the year :)

jalna said...

Hey Betty, glad to be back. I'll post the flan recipe as soon as I get it!

Erick, I'm beginning to realize what a good cook you are. You should post some stuff on your blog.

Kat, it was a nice change from the traditional fare.

Randism said...

sheez! looks like everyone u know is a master chef! all i can make is a pj sandwhich and even den i struggle! i'm glad you're back posting more pickchaz. oh, been back to da pioneer place on monsarat; didn't know dey make all kine musubi! so far, my simple favorite is their shrimp tempura. look like dis year i going be even more like jabba da hut! shesh! no mo chance! gadda go look fo my videotape, buns of steel!!!

jalna said...

Hey Rand, I'm glad you revisited the pioneer place. I like those guys. I know what you mean about jabba . . . I'm feeling it too.

Leslie's pics said...

hmmmm, speaking of pizza, we should make pizza too when I bust out the pasta maker! Looks yummy! When can I make an appointment?

jalna said...

Les, that's sounds good. I'll let you know.