Since the end of last summer Sean and I have been planning and cooking dinner most nights for my family. I liked to cook before, but now I find myself searching out recipes and eagerly anticipating the next America’s Test Kitchen to appear at Barnes and Noble. I’ve been taking pictures of some of my bigger feats over the year but had never gotten around to posting them, so lets recap a bit.
After seeing Julie and Julia I decided to try my hand at Coq Au Vin. (With mashed potatoes)
Sean and I also made Paella, which was the first time I had ever cooked with squid.
Here’s braised Lamb Shank. I have had this at many restaurants and it’s one of my favorites, so I decided to try it and it came out great.
I need to do these Pear Glazed Pork-chops with Gorgonzola again some time. They were yummy.
Most of these recipes were done on weekends when I had lots of time, but I love to cook Asian inspired food during the week because it’s flavorful and fast. Here is Beef Broccoli and Pad Thai.
Sean and I have also gotten in the habit of making our own pizzas. This one’s my mom’s favorite: Alfredo sauce, spinach, italian sausage and provolone cheese. It’s really gooey.
My favorite has pesto (made from the garden basil), fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, crumbles of goats cheese and mozerella. I love the tanginess of the goat cheese.
Doing this post has made me hungry, so I think I’ll go get a snack. Hopefully I will be more prompt posting what’s happening in the kitchen so I can give more detail about the recipes and the food. Bon Appetit!