It’s Monday. I know. You probably don’t have a smile on your face. Maybe you woke up 35 minutes late and couldn’t wash your hair. Dumped hot coffee on your new white shirt? That only means one thing. Unfettered F-U-N . . . Rainbow Jelly Shooter! Rainbow Jelly Shooter Its been a whirlwind at the test kitchen.
The book is progressing (crossing fingers that it is going to press in early December!) , we have been working on a little something (three little somethings, actually) for Saveur.com, and about a million more actions items cropping up here and there, many of which have not received appropriate attention and are currently housed in a bin marked "anxiety provoking".
One of the highlights of our week was a lovely chat with Erin over at Tablespoon.com, who mentioned that they were hosting a Double Rainbow Week, which sounded like such fun! (And it IS - featured items include double rainbow . . . donuts! So, when the weekend rolled around, rather than trolling cocktail books for jelly shot inspiration, we decided it was high time for a bit of unfettered f-u-n . . . Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Comfort in a bowl.
That is what this soup should be called. As Sugarcrafter, where I got the recipe, stated, I love the broccoli cheedar soup at Panera Bread. Not surprisingly, this soup was even better! Linguine with Garlicky Bread Crumbs. With My Husband away on a business trip for a few days this week, I kept the cooking simple.
Often letting the boys choose their dinner, thankfully, a vegetable was always chosen as part of the meal since they both have been learning about eating healthy foods. I don't always indulge my little men, but with Daddy away I thought I'd be extra nice to them - and, it doesn't hurt that their desires are simpler than what I normally make.
I must admit that I am a pasta lover. Yes, in addition to my addiction to chocolate you can add pasta to that list. As a kid, I would often eat plain spaghetti with the Parmesan cheese (you remember the green can, right?) I have managed to acquire a taste for whole wheat pastas, even though my family has not fully taken to them. So, what did I make you might be asking? My Oldest didn't care for it, but the garlic flavor was perhaps a bit much for his taste. Now, if you are in the mood for some pasta creations, you may want to check out these ideas: Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Fast Food: Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta.
October 18th, 2008 by katie I love this recipe.
It is so fast and easy yet so filling and rich. It is a company worthy dish on a weeknight time budget. 4-8 oz fettuccine or linguine10 tbsp butter, divided (I know, but I’ve tried it with less and it’s just not the same)8 oz fresh, sliced mushrooms2 garlic cloves, minced3 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (you can use dried herbs if that’s all you have)2/3 cup boiling water (from your noodle pot)1 lb cooked shrimp (feel free to buy frozen-gasp!)
Boil and salt a large pot of water and cook your pasta. Foodgawker - StumbleUpon. Perfect Mac-n-Cheese « My Cooking Quest. November 13, 2008 by joejhorn A few weeks ago I started a quest for some good mac and cheese.
Nancy makes a killer mac-n-cheese but I wanted my own. I’m sure I frustrate the crap out of Nancy sometimes because I’m always looking for something better when it comes to food and recipes. Now mind you , this mac-n-cheese is not Bobby Flay mac-n-cheese with some crazy-sexy ingredients, but it is really, really good! I would make it for any of my friends and be proud. My first attempt was with a Jamie Oliver version that didn’t include a bechamel sauce but instead called for mixing the cooked pasta with the cheese and then baking it. The second version, I made a few nights ago for my best bud Chad, Nancy and the boys. Chad is up from San Francisco and has been visiting for the past week. Last night was particularly funny though since you can customize your player characters. Garlicky Baked Fries. I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way.
These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). I got down to making them immediately. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil because I just love the aroma that garlic and olive oil combine to impart. Crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour.
Crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: 8 garlic cloves, minced or grated 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges 3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.