Thursday, October 18, 2007
Kim remembered to take this picture of her dinner prior to eating...we are getting better with this food blog thing.
[before second rise]
Yeah. I ran out of cinnamon. So these are really ginger-nutmeg buns. And actually I didn't start out with the intention of making cinnamon buns, I just decided half-way through, when I had already made the dough for normal sweet rolls.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 c. and 2tbsp flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c. vanilla soy milk
2 large apples, peeled, cored, diced
Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.
Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Dump the rest of the stuff in and stir. It will seem like a ridiculously large amount of apples for such little batter. Don't worry about it. Load it into a greased loafpan.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes, take out and let cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.
Personally, I think this cake tastes better the next day...
Monday, October 8, 2007
We had our Thanksgiving Dinner today, and it was not nearly the disaster I had feared it would be! (Muaha, my roommates didn't know that I had anticipated disaster)
[the whole spread: sticky rice, gravy, salad, pumpkin cheesecake and turkey]
First of all, the
But anyways. As unfamiliar as I am with
[turkey breast, still on the bone, in a bag]
[brining in our fridge]
Dad's butterfly turkey was very juicy and tender, yum!
So Uncle Nelson brought a Jamaican Ginger Cake (delicious!) with pear compote and whipped cream... mmmmm whipped cream.....
Dad made not only turkey, but also a bone in prime rib that was rubbed with garlic, dijon mustard, rosemary and lots of other good stuff... I don't really remember....
I made or attempted to recreate a salad that I had at Meinhart, a winter squash salad with spinach and goat cheese (meinhart's had feta cheese but I think goat works better) and walnuts that were toasted in the oven first.... next time.. I need to choose better squash though, butternut squash was too wet inside and not sweet enough... next time I will try acorn, buttercup or kabocha squash instead.....
Mom made her bruschetta special again of course and as usual, we had leftover for days!