Recent Culinary Adventures
I’m beginning to think I have a death wish. A normal person wouldn’t volunteer to bring the extracurricular activity they supervise snacks every week. A mostly sane person would buy said snacks. I, for some crazy reason, find it necessary to cook something from scratch every Sunday. This week I made cupcakes with a recipe from Bakerella, which were really good and cooked really well, except for the part where I ended up with 30 of them, which is way more than I needed. Needless to say, I gave away a lot of cupcakes. Special thanks to Mark Bittman for the frosting recipe. I really thought I’d bought frosting at the supermarket, but I hadn’t. Such is my life.
I also made the White Bean Chili recipe from The Flexitarian Diet for lunch this week, but found it to be much more like tomato soup. I wasn’t impressed. I added a can of kidney beans and a serving of Israeli couscous to the mix, as well as some grated cheddar cheese and eventually found it pretty tasty. Usually I just leave recipes as they are, so it’s pretty exciting to have created my own success. Maybe soon I won’t need a recipe at all.
Dad was traveling for a few days, so Mom and I took the opportunity to get some swordfish. Half of this decision was prompted by a delicious looking picture on the inside of the newest issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. The Mango-Caper (and onion) Relish was well worth the effort it took to cut the mango. Mom (who had never had mango before) must’ve said “this is so delicious, and pretty, and easy” fifty times before the meal was over.
We also made a side of asparagus. Delicious.