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May 19, 2009 6:41 am
Updated: May 20, 2009 7:27 am
I've been so busy I haven't had time to write about anything food related, really. The whole get up early, work late, come home cook and clean, and pass out promptly routine. I don't foresee that changing any time soon.
Tomorrow I'm baking cookies shaped in our company logo with blue M&Ms and white chocolate chips to match the company colors. It's my 2 year anniversary with this company so I want to celebrate. Last year I made an apple pie.
These past few days have been fun in the kitchen, at least. Last Wednesday I went to a local farmer's market and got some fresh garlic, onions, basil, and squash. I concocted some kind of delicious pasta from it that night, although I don't know what to call it. My family isn't very good at giving names to food. For ex, my mom's "Beef Noodle Gook" could use some help in the marketing dept. It was essentially penne pasta with a rosa sauce.
I also made some Indian Kima (like curry chicken over rice). My mom teaches a nutrition class for high schoolers and I think that was a recipe one of her students brought in for an assignment. Delicious homework! I think I should have taken one of those classes when I was in school, looking back, although our school only offered Home Economics, and part of that class involved lugging a fake annoying baby around. No thanks.
The boyfriend picked up a pineapple at the store 2 weeks ago so last Saturday I spent an evening making Pineapple Lime Jam. It is amazing. I had to make something to go with it so on Sunday morning I got up early and tried my hand at English Muffins. I always do that - something is going bad so I want to make something, then I end up making something else because of that.
Sunday was also a day for seasoning the cast iron dutch oven. Woof. I hate the way that smells. But I improperly seasoned my dutch oven the first time so now I'm remedying that. Apparently you're supposed to season it with bacon fat or lard, but not vegetable oil, which is what I was told to use. I think I'm going to pick up a cast iron skillet soon, too.
I'm going up to the ranch again this weekend for the Memorial Holiday, which will involve hamburgers (ofc) and grilled corn, potato salad, and a big country breakfast. Because I can. And it's a holiday. I don't know what to make for the desert yet - I'm thinking peach cobbler...what's a good memorial desert?