Week 32 Cooking Results

So this week, my schedule got put off a bit by a a little grill out. But I ended up getting pre-made burgers from Gateway, one being of George's blend, the other being George's blend with some tomatoes, peppers and etc. Both were tasty.

Flank Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing (p105 Bon Appétit June 2009)

Made this for movie night. I think it turned out well. I did have to go to 3 stores to get flank steak...which I found silly...but on 2nd trips around over the past week, I did see at more then one place...but it wasn't there before. I thought this was tasty, though I wished I could have sliced the steak a bit more consistently thinner.

Onion, Spinach, and Ricotta Frittata (p49 Bon Appétit June 2009)

Ok, so this turned into a Onion, Ricotta and La Quercia Prosciutto Frittata...but it was easy, quick and fantastic. I also topped it with a vague attempt at the salsa below.

Juan O'Sullivans Garden Salsa Verde (PDF)

Oh food processor, how I love you. I vaguely followed the recipe above. Though I added way more tomatoes and lacked other things... Though I thought the salsa was good tasting, had the right amount of heat (for me), generally it was too wet (and I added too much cilantro). In talking to Sean Sullivan at the farmer's market this past week, he talked about getting a lot of the juice out of the tomatoes. I also watched a video they did about flash sauteing the tomatillos in olive oil before using. I also read in Cook's Illustrated about baking or broiling produce in the oven. So I'll call this attempt one, and move forward.

Spicy Orange Chicken Stir-Fry (p104 Bon Appétit June 2009)

This was good, and easy to make. I have starting added more water to the rice when I cook it because Shannon likes it better (about an extra 33% water). But this turned out very well, and was easy. Maybe not exactly like the orange chicken you'd get at your standard Chinese food, but maybe that's not a bad thing.

Fresh Tomato Sauce with Rosemary and Bacon (p24 Entertaining Summer 2009)

I did not make this, it will be made over the coming week.