Prep time is 15 minutes and cook time is 45 minutes.
What you need:
- Beef Broth:
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 2-inch stick ginger
- 2 pounds beef bones
- 12 cups water
- 6 star anise
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pound lean, tender beef
- 1 16-ounce package dry, flat rice noodles (pho)
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 10 cilantro sprigs, finely chopped
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 10 sprigs basil
- 10 sprigs fresh cilantro (ngo gai)
- fresh red or green Chile pepper, thinly sliced
- lime or lemon quarters
- fish sauce
- hoisin sauce
- hot chili sauce
Broil onion and ginger until they look burned. Using back of cleaver, smash the ginger and set aside.
Wash beef bones, place in a large soup pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil and immediately pour off this "first boiling" water and discard. Add another 12 cups of fresh water and again bring to a boil. Skim off foam. Add the broiled onion and ginger, star anise, salt and sugar. Over medium-low heat, simmer for 30 minutes. Slice raw beef into thin strips and set aside.
Remove bones from broth and strain out vegetables and seasonings. Soak noodles in cold water for 10 minutes. Drain. In a soup pot bring two quarts fresh water to a boil. Add drained noodles and cook seven minutes at a rolling boil, stirring occasionally until noodles are tender.
Rinse noodles under cold running water and set aside.
Return the broth to a boil over high heat.
To serve: Divide noodles among 4 to 6 large individual serving bowls. Arrange thinly sliced raw beef, scallions, onion, and cilantro on top. Pour boiling hot broth to cover noodles and serve immediately. The boiling broth will cook the thin slices of beef. Pho is always accompanied by bean sprouts, basil leaves, cilantro and chili pepper. Serve with lime and lemon quarters, fish sauce, hoisin sauce and hot chili sauce. Serves 4 to 6.
Thanks to The Vietnamese Cookbook, by Diana My Tran and for more details check here.
It seem like it is kinda dissolving, it takes about 10-15 minutes. I'd like to use the strips all day and make my teeth uber white, super fast.
I remember I fell asleep with a Crest strip on once. I woke up, had a glass of water and screamed, my teeth were SOOOOOO sensitive. I surely do not recommend sleeping with white strips on. It fucking hurts. My teeth are already pretty white so I'm not sure how the strips will work on me. Maybe my teeth will start glowing! That would be nice. I'd really enjoy strips with sparkles in then so I always had a brilliantly glowing smile. Wouldn't that be lovely!
The goop on my teeth is still there and feels squishy. It's not so bad though. I think these guys are a-ok!!
your hats and mits and scarves and such
and lots of little pouts
you know its time for winter
when the snow is on the ground
the streets are filled with slush
and your spirit feels a frown
you know its time for winter
when you're oh so bundled up
trying to keep warm inside
hot coffee in your cup
you know its time for winter
when holidays roll around
you gather with your family
and many drinks go down
you know its time for spring
when the flowers start to bloom
love is in the air
and sunshine fills the room
The countries that chose McCain are mainly concentrated in one part of the world and McCain leads in Iraq, of all countries, with 67% of the vote. Interesting point maybe? In Canada the favorite is clear, 89% of Canadians that have voted online, vote for Obama. the polls are refreshed every 3 hours and overall there are 9,120 votes for Obama and only 270 for McCain.Check it out if you find it interesting by clicking the links or the map.
study shows that Cancer may develop
I came across this article today addressing links between children, cell phones and the development of brain cancer. I found it to be informative. You can read the entire article by clicking on the editor's name below.
The study, experts say, raises fears that today's young people may suffer an "epidemic" of the disease in later life. At least nine out of 10 British 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 per cent of primary schoolchildren.
Yet investigating dangers to the young has been omitted from a massive £3.1m British investigation of the risks of cancer from using mobile phones, launched this year, even though the official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme – which is conducting it – admits that the issue is of the "highest priority".
Despite recommendations of an official report that the use of mobiles by children should be "minimized", the Government has done almost nothing to discourage it"
Check her out 'raising the roof'.
it inspired me to write a little som'tin som'tin...my name is palin and baby i'm failin'
raisin the roof like i'm raisin concern
in a few weeks i'll be back on that stage
in a pageant with girls half my age
one kid in the war and one a teen mommy
SNL & tina already got one up on me
throwing out hate to reach for the votes
and right in my face you're all making jokes
she spent so much money to get fancy clothes
yet not she's not even stylish wherever she goes
her leading man is so fucking old
and comments she makes are so often so cold
she's got ol' dirty bush, ODB, on her side
but barry obama's taking them for a ride
my name is palin and baby she's failin'
written by me today
What's going on here that I don't know about?
A guy who lives at Lake Conroe (50 miles north of Houston ) saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange in the lake and went to investigate.
It turned out to be a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a basketball which became stuck in its mouth!!
The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive, but unable to because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface.
The guy tried numerous times to get the ball out, but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry catfish.
You probably wouldn't have believed this, if you hadn't seen the following pictures...
"Be kinder than necessary 'cause everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
And that is just why I posted it. Hope you enjoyed it too.
Environmental Defense Fund site about 'Global Warming Myths and Facts'. I found it to be quite interesting, including the PDF with all the signatures form the Gleneagles G8 Summit in 2005.
Like, seriously, am I really ready for that. Is she? Is anyone? I don't think so. But...tomorrow is another day that is part of Halloween Week in the Wonderful World of Casie.
8:30 back room cameron house
if you go to her site you can hear her sing
i am listening to her as i write this
her voice enters my ears as a sound
fills my head as a song
moves through me like music
and comes to you
from the very tip of my fingersthe internet is fun. sharing is fun.
connecting to each other is also very fun.
if you are around of looking for something
come thursday and we will enjoy it together
...maybe i'll have my zombie on since it's devils night too ♥
Finally kids, I've got it sorted. The new URL for my bodacious bloggy is:
there's new Stewart in town.
- Jules Renard
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
- Hob Broun
She knew one day she would own enough clothes
and everything in her life would be better."
I wrote as my caption following "I'M A PC" as follows:
"This week, hold fast to your dreams. Now's the time to make them happen. And if you are already living the dream, you can live it in ways previously unknown to you.Start something new. Take an old project off the mental shelf and breathe some life into it. Be open to 'coincidence' and 'randomness.' Opportunity is everywhere. Be bold and start your year with a note of certainty and success.
All the best, Yehuda"
My mum always taught me, just because you don't have money doesn't mean you can't compete. It merely means you must be more creative. Andy, says to think rich and look poor.
So, with these two influences I find myself thinking rich, and finding creative ways to make money all the while looking stylish yet competitive. Thanks for the influence.
Good Luck Barry Obama. I think you're rad and you were really hot when you were younger.
All & all, I haven't had a Saturday afternoon in Kensi like that for a couple weeks and it was lovely.
scenery socially sexually
each shoulder lies next to me
and all the lassies in the land
never match her tiny hand
she seduces me so sensually
and i wanna taste her