Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yummy Sketch of the Day Request- Starbucks Latte with a chocolate drizzled Rice Krispies Square and some fun updates!

Hi Everyone....

Today's Yummy Sketch of the Day is a special request from Kathleen Rietz.

She requested one of my favorites ...a latte from Starbucks and a Rice Krispies Square with a special drizzle of chocolate and a Valentine's Day Candy Heart. These hearts have been around for years and you can read all about their history at Candy USA!. I love lots of cinnamon on my latte...yummm

I think I am heading to make a few lattes right now....

I also made a yummy batch of my homemade Macaroni and Cheese....I don't measure anything but the recipe goes something like this....Boil the water for your macaroni...I use a whole bag...then freeze the leftovers for lunches....



Add some butter (a few tablespoons or so)...to a sauce pan....add a few tablespoons of flour to make a rue...add salt and pepper to taste...and a pinch of nutmeg....I also add a tiny bit of garlic powder....once you cook off the flour taste, add a few cups of milk...continue cooking till it thickens. Now add some shredded cheddar cheese, some cream cheese and some parmesan....stir till well blended.....take a layer of pasta and place it on the bottom of a baking dish...( I line mine with foil and then parchment for easy clean up) take a can of plain tomatoe sauce...plain because you want to add the tomatoe goodness without any strong flavors....add a layer of tomatoe sauce, then add a layer of your cheese sauce, then add another layer of your pasta, etc etc ...till you have used up all of the pasta...on the last layer add the rest of your tomatoe and cheese sauce....grate fresh bread and add this to the top with a few pats of butter and a little sprinkling of parmesan...bake at 350 till it's all yummy and golden...about 30 minutes....if you want the top to be more crusty, switch to broil for a few minutes at the end....then serve it with a mixed green salad....yummm!

Have a wonderful night!

Cheers,
Diana








11 comments:

Candace Trew Camling said...

OMG, I crave starbucks now. Thanks a-latte! (I'm such a nerd!) Cute cute cute!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Diana!

Yummmmm! coffeeeeeee and your mac and cheese looks amazing! it is always so fun to see what you are creating! emmitt just gave the puggy seal of approval. he licked the screen!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace....I am just laughing so hard at your comment....hehehehehe


and thanks Melissa...how sweeeeeeeeeeet ....give Emmitt a big huge hug!!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Lisa said...

that coffee looks even better then the ones I order at Starbucks and your mac n cheese looks pretty tasty

Mark said...

that coffe looks good and I love rice krispy squares and I will be over for any leftovers of that macaroni and cheese

Kate said...

Wow! Diana, this is even more beautiful than I had envisioned when I placed my request...and it looks like you made me a Venti sized latte, so you are now my very best friend in the world. : ) MMMMmmmmm!!!!
Thanks Diana! (I will email you later tonite. Right now I am about to start working on my mermaid illustration again!) ~kate : )

Kate said...

Oh! I almost forgot! Your mac-n-cheese make my mouth water! I am like you - I never measure anything when i cook. It is like an extension of my artistic abilities and I follow my instincts and my dishes almost always turn out pretty darn good.

NANCY LEFKO said...

yum as usual.....I love the little "steam hearts" from the latte....that reminds me....time to refill my coffee cup. Happy Wednesday !!

Diana Evans said...

thanks for the wonderful comments...tonight I will be posting late...as I have to go out and meet up with the girls...

coffees...and cupcakes!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Kathy Weller said...

boy, that looks gooooood......

and your 'starbucks and treat' illustration is delish!!!!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Yum! Nice illustration too!

 
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