Recipes I wish I’d writtenPosted: August 5, 2011
Just thought I’d drop a quick line here before we head off to Houston for the weekend.
I found three recipes on the internet that I tried to great success with Simon, so I thought I’d share.
First, on a quest to make arancini last Friday night, I had to start with risotto. I used Giada’s recipe, but left out the mushrooms and peas. Simon loved it. I froze it in cubes and mix in diced chicken, peas, carrots, etc. It looked really boring, so I took a photo of the arancini instead! It was da bomb!!!
And why the hell have I never made black beans in a slow cooker before? This was pretty much the easiest damn thing ever. It easily took 10 hours to cook, as she says in the recipe. This is definitely a recipe for the whole family. I made black bean tacos out of it. Did you know that black beans and corn are a complete protein? Simon likes it in his grilled cheese.
Lastly, this morning I made blueberry and cream cheese french toast, and it was AWESOME…albeit a bit dry. I think next time if I press the aluminum foil right up against it while it’s baking and then seal in the edges it will be perfect. I also made it with challah bread, since I had it on hand. It worked out wonderfully!
Holla! Or should I say, Challah!
God I’m cheesy…..
Speaking of which, I made homemade mac’n’cheese last night! Blog post coming soon!