Saturday, April 28, 2012

Banana Pudding

002


Yohboh is a good Southern boy and he loves banana pudding. My brother in law likes it a lot as well and he is from Wisconsin. Perhaps all men love banana pudding?

I think the secret to perfect banana pudding is the bananas have to be perfectly ripe and sliced the same width as the Nilla wafers. Honestly, I do not think this tub of yumminess requires a recipe.

It is 2 cups vanilla pudding, three perfectly ripe bananas sliced the same width as Nilla Wafers and a third of a box of Nilla wafers. Layer them in the order I listed  so there are three layers and put some whipped cream on top. I cheated and used instant pudding. It is good. So good it only lasted 36 hours in our house.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chicken Wings

012


It is fun to make junk food at home.  It costs a lot less but I wonder how the restaurants get such large wings?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lunch

011
Sometimes only a sandwich satisfies.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My favorite pizza lately

002

Figs, Prosciutto, Goat cheese

Friday, April 13, 2012

Planning Ahead

Kidlet asked for cookies today. She is sick so I am willing to indulge. But what I do now is bake off a few and pre-portion and freeze the rest. So the next time I am asked for a warm cookie, I can deliver in about 15 minutes. Because that is one request as a parent that is easy. 004

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Roasted Veggies from the garden

002
Beets and Kohlrabi

 003

Brussels and Sweet Potato

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Biscuits

Biscuits are not something that I grew up eating.  The first biscuit I had came from a fast food joint.  And it was a buttery hockey puck.

This is what I make now:
006

Yohboh had a co-worker come by and he ate three of them, standing up.

The thing I did differently this time is I stuck the whole bowl of dry ingredients in the freezer before I added the buttermilk.  Made a much flakier biscuit.  Will I do it every time?  Probably not.  But it will be nice to do the night before for an easier Sunday morning big breakfast.

Overnight biscuits

2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

4 tablespoons butter, cold

One cup of buttermilk, cold

Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl.  I like to use my hands.

Then I add the butter.  I combine it until the buttery floury stuff looks like cornmeal.

I stick this in the freezer indefinitely.

Then I heat the oven to 450.

I poured the buttermilk into the floury stuff. Combine until it is a very loose dough.  Put it on a floured surface and I like to cut out 8-10 biscuits with a sharp knife.

Bake 15-20 minutes until they look like what is up there.

Kidlet ate two of these with LOTS of butter.