Monday, April 12, 2010
Our next stop on our “Around the world in 80-ish recipes” is the Mediterranean. Several weeks ago, my mom found a really great sale at Albertson’s when they were switching over to fresh market, and bought a ton of really cool stuff that I had never used before, like capers. Well, ever since then I have wanted to make some thing with those capers. Well, tonight was the night. I found a recipe in a cookbook I borrowed from the library. It was chicken with lemon and capers. Upon reading the recipe, I was unconvinced that it would turn out. Well, I REALLY wanted to use those capers, so I decided I’d give it a shot. The recipe was relatively simple to make, all you had to do, was dip the chicken in some eggs and flour and fry them up in some butter. Then, for the sauce, you melt some butter in lemon juice and add the chopped capers, and bon appetite! You have a wonderful, flavorful meal. Well, I still wasn’t convinced, but when you combined the sauce, with the chicken, and the artichokes I made, it was quite delicious. My whole family said it was wonderful and that I’d have to make it again in the near future.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Monday, September 28, 2009
I just got back from a road trip with my family last night, so I haven't been able to post for a while. Tonight I made Shephard's Pie. It was delicious. There's not much to say, except that it was quick, easy yummy! It's really nice because it uses staples in our pantry so we can whip up a quick, easy dinner anytime.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
For dessert I made "Summer Harvest Fresh Fruit Pie." The recipe said that you could use any kind of fruit for the filling so I went out and picked some fresh nectarines from the garden. It was really good. The pie crust didn't really work though, because it was too crumbly, so I made a different pie crust recipe that turned out really good, except that it was too thick. The other problem with this recipe was that the pie dish that was had was too shallow and this pie was loaded! So next time I'll have to find a different dish to put it in. But the overall pie turned out really good.
Well, it’s been a while since I've posted, but my mom was dominating the kitchen last week to do her canning and vetoed any cooking. I did help her with the canning though, and that was pretty fun. We made pickled beets, honey spice peaches, and peaches with rum (as an ice cream sauce, but don't worry, all the alcohol was cooked out.) For my recipe today, I made "Little Pink Chicken." It was SOOO good! It’s like a sweet and sour sauce chicken. But you deep fry the chicken first and then add the sauce. But my mom and I tasted the chicken after being fried and it was way good without the sauce, too. My whole family loved it and it was really nutritious. This meal is definitely one that will be made in the future!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
For my recipe today I made key lime pie. It was delicious. The only problem was we couldn't find key lime juice at the grocery store, so we bought key limes instead. I ended up squeezing the juice out of 40 key lime halves for over ten minutes. My fingers were very sore, but it was definitely worth it. We even found some bottled raspberries in our foodstorage and added it on top for a sauce. Everyone in my family loved it and I can't wait to make this recipe again.