Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Time to Celebrate! Jeffrey's Grandad's Cheese Soup and Lobster

I got a job today! It is like they say "It is about who you know", Jeffrey's mom has a friend whose daughter and husband live in LA and they own a Dream Dinners in West LA. They were given my blog and found out that I love to cook, so I am going to work there part time helping people prepare meals to take home to their family. I am so excited to be going back to work and I think this will be a fun new adventure for me!!!
Jeffrey and his grandparents
Over Christmas I was given a cheese soup recipe by Jeffrey's grandad Bob. He had seen my blog article about the cheese soup failure and wanted me to try his favorite cheese soup recipe. He got this recipe from a restaurant called Benham's in Casper, Wyoming. It is very easy and tastes great!

Cheese and Pepper Soup
1 1/2 Cups Celery, Finely Diced
1 onion Diced
2 Medium Jalapeno peppers Chopped (wear gloves so that you do not get Jalapeno burns (I am stinging under my fingernails)
1 cup water
1 can of Diced tomatoes drained
2 cups Milk
1 can of Cheez-Whiz (about 1 1/2 cups)

Chop your onions, celery and jalapeno and put into Stock pot

Pour 1 cup Water into stock pot and simmer vegetable until tender.

Add tomatoes and heat through

Add milk and whole can of cheez-whiz

Stir until hot.

Only makes about 4 servings so double if you need more.

On our honeymoon, Jeffrey and I ate Florida lobster several times, so it reminds us of our fun time. I have never made lobster before, but lobster tails were on sale the other day so I decided to give it a try. I looked up many recipes, but decided to go with an easy one for my first try, next time I want to make a stuffed lobster.

Easy Lobster Tails
2 Lobster tails thawed
2 Tb Butter
Old Bay Seasoning
Lawry's Seasoning Salt
2 tsp minced garlic
Aromat Seasoning (Garlic Powder is in the picture, but I switched it out for Knorr's aromat seasoning)

Chop garlic or you can use the pre-minced garlic in a jar.

Chop butter into small pieces and mix with garlic.

Take your kitchen scissors and cut through the back of the lobster tails.

Seperate the meat from the shell

Stuff the garlic butter mixture into the lobster.

Put into a baking dish and season with the old bay, salt and aromat seasoning.

Put under broiler for 10 minutes.

Serve with lemon wedges.

1 comment:

stephanieallen said...

Shelbi - I know you will enjoy working with Justin and Brook. They are wonderful people and you will love their guests. Dream Dinner's guest are great because they care about what they are serving and are nurterers at heart. Enjoy!