meal 4: happy birthday, brian!
Brian’s birthday is at the end of January and instead of going out to eat, Brian suggested I (we) should cook instead. Naturally I thought, I should try something from my Ad Hoc book, but when I finally looked at the recipes, everything required 4+ hours of time. Time which I didn’t have. So instead, we just went to the market and cooked what look’s good. Brian had one request...
meal 3: dumplings
*Note: I know I’m well behind on my posts, but fridayflour is in full steam. More posts to come! As week three approached and Chinese New Year right around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to make some sort of Chinese dish, so I settled on dumplings. I remember when I was little my mom would let me “help” her stuff and fold each pastry skin, though I don’t...
breakfast for dinner: cheese edition
For my second meal, I decided to make breakfast for dinner, featuring cheese. One, I love breakfast, and two, I love cheese. CHEESE IS SO GOOD. And so I made blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes topped with blueberry compote (adapted from Keepitsimplefoods) and french toast (adapted from grilledcheesesocial). I didn’t think this one through too much as the meal was much sweeter than I...
don't forget to peel the carrots
Just completed my first meal in 2012. Boeuf Bourguignon! Adapted from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook. Served with pappardelle pasta and green string beans tossed in a butter, garlic and olive oil sauce. The dish didn’t require anything out of the ordinary, just beef, carrots, onions and such. (See below for the recipe). Overall, the dish was fairly easy to make. The...
One of my resolutions is to cook 52 meals in 52 weeks and blog about it. This will be so much fun and not frustrating at all, I’m sure.