Saturday, August 14, 2010


So this past week I've been on a cooking kick.  I LOVE to cook.  Sometimes I take the time to actually try new things or to do things the right way... from scratch.  This last week was one of those weeks.

I bought some beautiful blueberries and decided I'd make homemade muffins.  I found a generic muffin recipe and added a few things that sounded good to me.  Then I threw in the suggested amount of fruit.  I folded in those berries and it just didn't look like much.  So I doubled it.  The result? Blueberry explosion muffins!  It's like pie in a muffin.  They turned out to be Spencer's new favorite breakfast food.  I'll be making them again!

Monday I made thepioneerwoman's chicken parmigiana.  Oh-my-goodness!  To DIE for.  The sauce had to reduce for like 30 minutes.  I had to keep "sampling" it just to make sure it still tasted as good as it did the first time I tasted it.  Spencer ate all of his and what was left of mine.  This was insane.  I WILL be making it again.

Tuesday night I made red wine braised lamb medallions.  I made this one up all on my own and it was .... so good.  I LOVE lamb.  Must be my Brittish heritage but really it is so good.

Friday I got to make dinner for one of the preschool teachers who just had the most adorable tiny baby, Molly.  I made easy, classic things: Spaghetti pie and Texas Sheet Cake and HOMEMADE breadsticks! I forgot how incredible the simple things taste sometimes.  I love that cake.  Then we got to have a "dinner party" with some new friends from church.

That's the thing about food, it is incredible how versatile it is.  You can make crazy good muffins, complex chicken, figure out your own way to do lamb, welcome a baby, and make new friends, all around the dinner table.

Perfect life? The one where I make meals from scratch all day long, my dishes do themselves, and there is an abundance of chocolate cake!


1 comment:

  1. Good for you! I love when I hit a good cooking mood. Hoping that happens this week since we're having several people over. :-)