2010 - Week 3 Cooking Results

I made some pancakes yesterday, since we were almost out of well everything in the house. I used the last of the milk, the rest of the cream from the Cacio e Pepe to make pancakes. Saturday afternoon I made some chocolate muffins (I thought they were a bit too dry, but people liked them) and some hummus for game night.

My younger brother Joseph (Ladies, he is single), came up and brought some chocolate bread (good and fantastic with peanut butter), and before Game Night started last night, we tried to go out to Baby Boomers, which according to their website, should've been open, but was not (I seriously hate that). So we ended up going to the relatively newly opened Open Sesame Lebanese Cafe (where Baby Boomers used to be), and I'm glad we did. The food was very good, so much so I'm interested in going again...soon.

Game night went well. Many games were played. Much fun was had.

Jalapeno Burgers

Took some jalapeno, cheddar cheese and onions, put them in some ground chuck and made a couple of patties. Oh so bad for you, but oh so good.

Goat Chops

I was a bit upset when I finally unwrapped these. I bought these at the last winter's farmers market and they were no where near a consistent shape or size. It was quite frustrating to come around to open it up and see a total hack job. On the other hand, the actual taste of it was pretty good. Just simply salted, cooked in a little olive oil. It had a nice taste...certainly different from say your standard fare, but good.

Cacio e Pepe (p24 Cook's Illustrated January/February 2010)

So few ingredients, I don't see how I messed this up. I ended up with big globs of melted was depressing to say the least. Even so, it stated good.

Thai Chicken with Basil (p13 Cook's Illustrated January/February 2010)

Spicy! With extra building spiciness. A bit to much by the end for Shannon. She went up for extra milk to cool the fire. But it was simple and good.

Cajun Red Beans and Rice (p19 Cook's Illustrated January/February 2010)

How is it that the simple food from those lacking always turn out to be so good. This turned out fantastic. I'd love to make it again...