Showing posts from October, 2008

scott's burger and fries

scott made burgers and fries friday night when madi came to have a sleep over. they were nearly perfect and i ate almost the whole burger...which i usually only eat half...i like burgers but not love....i loved this one. and the fries were the best he's ever made. he's been experimenting with fries for a while and had never gotten them quite right...crispy, but light...these were both. burgers 80% lean ground beef seasoned with salt pepper and lite sprinkling of garlic powder, cooked in a dry cast iron skillet on the stove top. white buns, with a choice of usual toppings including diced, sauteed onions fries (recipe adapted from one posted on INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 cup water, or as needed (he added a little more, it was like a tempura batter a little) 1 cup vegetable oil for frying (more if using deep fryer) DIRECTIONS Slice pota

what did we eat last night?

why is it so hard to remember what you ate over the course of a week or so? we've eaten and cooked lots of great food lately, but if i don't document it, we forgot. how sad to forget such good memories. maybe that's why we repeat the activity so often, to remember the most important activity, nourishing ourselves. its usually the most pleasurable activity of the day. oh, i do remember one really great meal...again its one i wrote down, just didn't take the time to blog yet. bacony tomato chicken over pilaf...we also made it with shrimp about at week later...great both ways. scott liked the shrimp best, me the chicken. Bacony Tomato Chicken breasts over pilaf 2 thin chix breasts s&p and lightly floured 1 and half oz of pancetta, cubed Small onion 2 roma tomatoes peeled seeded, rough chopped Olive oil Pilaf One cup chx broth frozen peas...a cup or so...optional Brown pancetta in nonstick skillet and olive oil Set aside Sautee onion till carmelized, remove Add more ol

cheese toasties aka grilled cheese

precious madi was here this weekend...and cheese toasties aka grill cheese sandwiches were on the menu. she's also a big fan of "cheese" popcorn, which is really just microwave popcorn which looks so yellow she's convinced its cheesy. chocolate milk and baby goldfish were also popular menu items. another family carboholic it looks like. shes four and so beautiful and fun. we played hide and seek, with her feet and hands poking out from a pair of overalls shes used to cover herself while hiding in the closet. and giggling all the while we are looking for her. cheese toasties white bread slice of cheddar butter skillet over medium heat add butter to heated pan, coat pan and add toastie, weight down with plate. cook till golden, couple min. flip and repeat. when melted, cut off crusts and cut into small triangles. make sure you pretend you made it for yourself and that she is welcome to have some if she wants...she really wanted popcorn...but ended up eating 3/4ths of th