Saturday, April 30, 2011

Boudreaux's

Yohboh and I had the best lunch today. It was at Boudreaux's Cafe. I had an oyster Po Boy. It was wonderful. And they had the best red beans and rice I have ever eaten in a restaurant. I have had better red beans and rice in a grandma's home, though. I did not have a camera with me but it was so good that I had to mention it. They also have all you can eat crawfish on the weekends so we will be mentally preparing ourselves for that sometime.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Breakfast Cereal

So I make a multi grain mix for a breakfast cereal:
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This is brown rice, quinoa, millet, whole groats, wild rice, kamut and whole wheat berries.

I make this in a rice cooker with enough water that it covers my first knuckle.

One cup of this stuff fills you up!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Cake Pops

These things taste gross to me. But they make very cute things. Also, I found a better edible marker but it was expensive.

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The kidlet loves them.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Recovery

When you are sick, you have no interest in updating your food blog because there is no point in telling the world you have been subsisting on orange Gatorade and saltines since Saturday (even though I just did). But tonight, I ate plain angel hair pasta. It was the best thing ever.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Leftover Filet Conundrum

So what do you do with leftover filet?

You make cheesesteaks.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Very Good Chocolate Cake

So I have been craving chocolate cake. And I have a few recipes I like but I wanted to try a new one. So I went to this cookbook The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations from Two Great American Cooks
and picked out the recipe Very Good Chocolate Cake.

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I had to make a few changes because

1) I did not have any cake flour
2) I did not have any eggs (D'oh)

So here is the adapted recipe. I have linked the original above so please use that if you have the right flour and eggs. I did not because well I did not.

Very Good Chocolate Cake adapted from Scott Peacock

2 cups of sugar
1.5 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup hot double-strength brewed coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 T Soy flour
2 T water
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature

Preheat the oven at 325. Line two round baking pans with Baker's Joy and some parchment rounds. Wanna know a trick I figured out? I cut a little strip of parchment and placed it under the parchment rounds so that it is easier to get the cake layers out!

Sift the first four ingredients, twice. Put it in a large bowl.

Melt the chocolate in the coffee. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat well. Slowly add it to the bowl of dry stuff.

Pour into the two round baking pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes.

Let them cool COMPLETELY before frosting. Does anyone remember yohboh's caketastrophe?

Serve with fruit salad to be healthy.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Oddly upsetting

A few days ago our power went out for quite some time and our big freezer melted so I had to throw away everything in it.

It was oddly upsetting.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pizza Night

Pizza night is wildly popular. I cut up some veggies and roll out the crust and then people make their own. And we use paper plates. So easy clean up.

I think pizza night is wildly popular with me. :)

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Bubble Tea

A few years ago, I made bubble tea at home. It was a disater. The tapioca pearls took forever to cook. Now, they sell quick cook tapioca. So we had a bubble tea (I like to call them boba) after dinner.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lentils

I was on vacation a few weeks ago. We shared a rental house with another family. As I like to cook, I made dinner most nights. I do not mind, because I like cooking.

Anyway, one of the people there was very interested in my lentils that I eat for breakfast. In fact, she had some for breakfast and really liked them. This recipe is for her.

Minjenah's Lentils

2 strips of thick cut bacon cut into cubes

1 medium onion chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 rib of celery chopped

1 pound of lentils

Salt
Pepper
Water

Take the bacon and let the fat render out and the bacon crisp up.
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Add the veggies and season liberally with salt and pepper.
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When the veggies are cooked down a bit, about ten minutes later.
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Add the lentils and add enough water to cover the lentils by about an inch.

Cover and put the heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Makes a nice side dish.