Saturday, October 30, 2010

Playing with my new camera

 I got my new digital camera today. It actually has a "food" setting. So I decided to test it out while I made my dinner; Sloppy Joes and sweet potato fries.

 The recipe for the sloppy joes came from Everyday Food by Martha Stewart. It was yummy but could have used a bit more spice. I think my next batch might include a little chili powder.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Baked brownie bribe

We're having a little turf war with the boys in beer/wine. So I thought I'd pacify them with chocolate.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rainy Day Cooking

Penne with Gruyere cream sauce, bacon and caramelized onions.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cranberry Ginger French Toast with Honey Marscapone

 It's a bit chilly out today so I wanted something hearty and maybe just a bit sweet. I start with a loaf of cranberry ginger bread (I get mine at Whole Foods) and then I mix equal parts egg and milk. It's better the more fat in the milk, actually half and half or even heavy cream work best, but I've used 2% and it turns out pretty damn good. I sprinkle in some cinamon and a little agave nectar for good measure.

Then I fry it up (in Kerrygold salted butter. I'm sure it's no better than any other salted butter but it has nostalgic appeal for me.)

 Then I bake it off in the oven at 375 for about 10 minutes depending on how thick the bread slices are.

I'm not always in the mood for syrup, so a slightly sweetened marscapone is an awesome alternative. It's halfway between the sweetness of the syrup and the richness of butter. I just mixed about a tablespoon of honey into a quarter cup of marscapone.

I cannnot wait for christmas time. Panettone french toast is possibly my favorite breakfast item ever in the history of breakfast.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why yes, I am eating a burger and fries at 9:30am. The one bright side of 7 hour flight delay is getting to eat at places I didn't think existed anymore.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Currently Reading...

I've been harboring a not-so-secret desire to eventually own a small goat farm and make my own goat cheese when I grow up. I think I possess just the right mix of intelligence and enjoyment of manual labor. Whether or not I'll ever be comfortable watching goats go at it is another story...