Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I made some frozen burritos. They weren't quite doing the job so I poured some rotel cheese dip over them. Cheap, easy, decent. Good Saturday lunch.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This is another recipe from the current edition of Cooks Illustrated. This has a crispy outside, but a juicy, tender inside. The nutmeg and allspice give it a unique flavor. Serve over egg noodles and chow. All of us cleaned our plates. It is not that much work, but takes a while. It will change your mind about meatballs. It is very similar to AB's recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/swedish-meatballs-recipe/index.html
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I was reading my Feb Cooks Illustrated and got to the maple syrup reviews. I honestly have never had "Real" maple syrup that I know of. Aunt Jemima and Log Cabin were the staples of my youth. I realize they are all corn syrup, but it worked for me. CI recommended Maple Grove Farms Grade A amber. It wasn't cheap. Almost $8 for a 12oz bottle. To test, I made some pepper bacon and a pot of coffee. Then I screwed around with my pancake recipe to make them lighter. In the end I made them a little raw. I still need to tweak that. I digress; on to the tasting. I think the big pancakes were not the ideal vehicle to taste the syrups. The "earthiness" of the maple was overwhelmed by the pancake. It is much thinner than the corn syrup varieties and when tasted straight up, it is very powerful. Heather had the same thoughts about the flavors being hidden in the big pancakes. I guess after 18 years together we have similar thoughts about a lot of things.
We had some lettuce and I had some time so I made lunch. I seasoned a boneless chicken breast with garlic salt and some other random things I found and grilled it on the grill pan. I tore and washed the romain, then sliced some cucumbers and roasted red bell peppers. I topped it with some boursin that was leftover from the steaks. I made a red wine vinaigrette and we ate.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Farewell Scott, you will be missed. (I just hope not for long)....