Diva Tasting: Baked Halibut…

Baked Halibut
Ingredients
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Dried Basil
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Parsley
4 (6 Ounce) Fillets of Halibut
Directions
  1. In a stainless steel or glass bowl, combine garlic, olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.
  2. Place the halibut filet in a shallow glass dish or a resealable plastic bag, and pour the marinade over the fish. Cover or seal and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven 425° for high heat.
  4. Remove halibut filet from marinade and drain off the excess. Place in foil lined baking dish lightly sprayed with oil. Tent with foil. Remove foil last 5 minutes of cook time.
  5. Bake filet 25 minutes until fish is done when easily flaked with a fork.
  6. Serve with rice pilaf, broccoli cheese casserole, rolls and salad.
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Diva Pushing: Buy Tickets Now…

The film is in the can and being edited.  We are so excited to bring you this years Murder Mystery Dinner Theater…..

The entire Show is written, produced, filmed, and Chefed by our cast and crew at Gateway Christian School .  All proceeds go to the Gateway Christian School.  

Buy tickets online at http://www.binghamtown.org; click Gateway School and the icon is in the upper right hand corner. 

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

A MURDER AT MAGNOLIA MANOR

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Save the Date)

WHERE: Magnolia Manor Grand Dining Hall (A/K/A Binghamtown Fellowship Hall/back lower level);

WHAT: Murder Mystery and Dinner for one price. A 4-course dinner with fun and entertainment in the form of a Murder Mystery Theater. Seating is limited so secure your seat and buy your tickets now.

TICKET PRICE: $30.00 Adult Only Pricing

(includes admission and 4 course dinner)

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET STUB FOR ENTRY AND GREAT DOOR PRIZES

No ONE will be allowed entry without a ticket

Multiple Door Prizes and Grand Prize usually exceed the price of your ticket if you win!!!!!!

Please Call the High School\Judy Suhr for Reservations 714-235-6591

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUN-DRAISER

You can also pay by credit card for tickets at www.binghamtown.org, Click on donations OR Gateway School and the button is in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the page.

Murder Mystery

Dinner Theater

LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS March 15th, 2019

May be a Clue!

Maybe Not???

Add us on Snapchat at: magnolia.manor

Diva Tasting: Garlic Shrimp n’ Pilaf …

Garlic Shrimp n’ Pilaf 
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound Shrimp, Peeled And Deveined
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Caper Brine
  • 2 Teaspoons Cold Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Cold Butter
  • Water, As Needed
Directions
  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until it just begins to smoke. Place shrimp in an even layer on the bottom of the pan and cook for 1 minute without stirring.
  2. Season shrimp with salt; cook and stir until shrimp begin to turn pink, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice, caper brine, 2 teaspoon cold butter, and half the parsley.
  4. Cook until butter has melted, about 1 minute, then turn heat to low and stir in 2 tablespoon cold butter. Cook and stir until all butter has melted to form a thick sauce and shrimp are pink and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl; continue to cook butter sauce, adding water 1 teaspoon at a time if too thick, about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Serve shrimp topped with the pan sauce. Garnish with remaining flat-leaf parsley.
  7. Serve with rice pilaf, sauteed Brussels sprouts hash and buttered crostini toasted.

Diva Beaming: Murder at Magnolia Manor, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater…

The film is in the can and being edited.  We are so excited to bring you this years Murder Mystery Dinner Theater…..

The entire Show is written, produced, filmed, and Chefed by our cast and crew at Gateway Christian School .  All proceeds go to the Gateway Christian School.  

Buy tickets at http://www.binghamtown.org; click Gateway School and the icon is in the upper right hand corner.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

A MURDER AT MAGNOLIA MANOR

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Save the Date)

WHERE: Magnolia Manor Grand Dining Hall (A/K/A Binghamtown Fellowship Hall/back lower level);

WHAT: Murder Mystery and Dinner for one price. A 4-course dinner with fun and entertainment in the form of a Murder Mystery Theater. Seating is limited so secure your seat and buy your tickets now.

TICKET PRICE: $30.00 Adult Only Pricing

(includes admission and 4 course dinner)

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET STUB FOR ENTRY AND GREAT DOOR PRIZES

No ONE will be allowed entry without a ticket

Multiple Door Prizes and Grand Prize usually exceed the price of your ticket if you win!!!!!!

Please Call the High School\Judy Suhr for Reservations 714-235-6591

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUN-DRAISER

You can also pay by credit card for tickets at www.binghamtown.org, Click on donations OR Gateway School and the button is in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the page.

Murder Mystery

Dinner Theater

LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS March 15th, 2019

May be a Clue!

Maybe Not???

Add us on Snapchat at: magnolia.manor

Diva Tasting: Steak Pinwheels….

Steak Pinwheels

Ingredients

Marinade

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Soy Sauce

1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce

1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 Clove Garlic, Minced

1 Teaspoon Herb d’ Provence

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

2 Pounds Flank Steak, Pounded To 1/2 Inch Thickness

Stuffing:

2 Cloves Garlic

1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Chopped Onion

1 Cup Fine Dry Bread Crumbs

2 Cups Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed And Squeezed Dry

1 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

Directions

  1. In a large resealable bag, combine the olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, lemon juice, 1 clove of garlic, seasoning and pepper. Squeeze the bag to blend well. Pierce the flank steak with a knife, making small slits about 1 inch apart. Place the steak into the bag, and seal. Refrigerate overnight to marinate.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. Crush the remaining cloves of garlic on a cutting board with a large chef’s knife. Sprinkle the salt over the garlic, and scrape with the flat side of the knife to make a paste.

  4. Remove the steak from the bag, and discard marinade. Spread the garlic paste over the top side of the steak.

  5. Combine chopped onion, bread crumbs, spinach, and cheese in a medium bowl. Fold to blend. Spread over the garlic. Roll the steak up lengthwise, and secure with kitchen twine or toothpicks. Place the roll in a shallow baking dish.

  6. Bake uncovered for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the internal temperature of the roll is at least 145 degrees F. in the center. Let stand for 5 minutes to set, then slice into 1 inch slices to serve.

  7. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes, Brussels Sprout Hash, salad, rolls.

Diva Rambling: Soldier On….

I have so many friends suffering from some form of sadness or grief right now that I thought I’d ramble on the topic a little.  Remember your loved one are here for you always.

Soldier On….

Have any of you ever been so depressed that everything in life seemed to have taken a turn for the worst? Maybe you were grieving for a loved one, you had an injury that ruined certain opportunities, maybe school just sucked. No one understood so everyone seemed to turn away. Being socially ostracized by friends and family can be very soul damaging.

Did you even feel like you’d given up on everything that interested you? Did gardening, horseback riding, reading, painting, whatever you use to use to give you a positive charge, seemed to evaporate from your life? Each day became an endless cycle of repetitiveness…Like the movie “Groundhog Day”. You found that you had to stay out of public scrutiny, because you found yourself crying uncontrollably all the time.

You soldiered on, and no one knew that you were in and endless numbness and mind altering state. No matter how much you smiled on the outside your soul/spirit was empty and numb. Did you look in the mirror and see the sparkle was gone in your eyes? Some people, knew something was up but didn’t know how to deal with you.

Finally after a long year or years, you finally realized that it was all up to you? “The surest way to prevent positive change is to do nothing.” TQTC. Then, as most of us finally realize… Form follows thought…we have to quit wallowing in our own self-pity. I love the expression…”fake it until you make it… it works. We must all make a concerted effort to improve our own happiness.

I know for me when I’m in a “dark night of the soul” it is a slow process to wade back through the quagmire into the light. However, when I take charge it always happens, I find my bliss again. It starts reflecting everywhere even in the sparkling eyes in the mirror. On a positive fast forward we find time to listen to music again. We may even start dancing, gardening or getting back to nature. I find everything eventually falls back to place.

We have to keep soldiering on each day, to keep from falling back into the depths of another “dark night of the soul.” I have several friends that are therapists. They tell me, no matter how we feel, having a good therapist…someone neutral to confide in… is a good thing. I found this good advice personally. For all of you out there who are struggling with depression, heartache and grief, it’s going to be fine…

I don’t say this lightly, just hang in there! And if you need help please talk with someone. I’m here if you need me. I spend many a night talking friends and family off the metaphorical cliff. Just be practiced enough not to take on others baggage if you choose to do this.

It is all a matter of reminding yourself that you are to do it. Just keep getting out and make efforts towards getting out. Remember that you are a star, You radiate your own light and energy! And positive vibes attract positive energy.

You know what, my divas, the happy triggers, the quiet, safe places that make you calm. Just hang in there! The World is awesome and so are each of you.

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting: Baked Beef Steak…

Baked Beef Steak

Ingredients

2 Pounds Boneless Beef Round Steak

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

1/2 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt

2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour, Or As Needed

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

1 (14.5 Ounce) Can Stewed Tomatoes

1 Medium Onion, Chopped

1 Cup Beef Broth

1/2 Cup Chopped Carrots

1/4 Cup Chopped Celery

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour

2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a shallow baking dish.
  2. Cut steak into two portions and pound to 1/4-inch thickness; season with salt, pepper, and seasoned salt. Coat meat evenly with about 2 tablespoons flour.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook beef in hot oil until browned completely, 3 to 5 minutes per side; transfer to prepared baking dish reserving drippings in the skillet.
  4. To the drippings, add tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper, beef broth, carrots, celery, garlic, 2 tablespoons flour, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring the tomato mixture to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Pour the mixture over the meat in the baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake until beef is completely tender, about 90 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over beef and return to oven uncovered until cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and crostini.