Monday, January 3, 2011

Burgeoning Cook for Hire

What can you do with a few days off from work?

Cook the crap outta your kitchen that's what.

Here's the roster of our players, currently "on deck" in my freezer...

1. Lamb Curry

The recipe was your typical Midwestern "I don't do spice or anything crazy" curry recipe.

In other words: Bogus.

A tweak here, some coconut milk there, and I made Curry Magic.

2. Beef Bourguignon

The wine from France's Burgundy region makes it "Bourguignon."

It was damn hard to find red wine from France's Burgundy region.

I managed to find a nice Pinot Noir, and the dish came out so scrumptious that I'd offer you a bite, but a) you can eat over the Internet and b) I don't want to share.

Next time I'll use a local red and call it Beef Wisconsgnon.

3. Meatballs

Famous in 4 countries and at least 3 states.

The recipe is not for sale, but you will be able to buy them in the near future.

4. Spaghetti Sauce

I tweeted that I was making homemade spaghetti sauce.

A woman who blogs for Hunts asked which recipe I was using.

I laughed and replied that I wasn't.

This, too, will be for sale to the general public in the near future.

Stay tuned.

5. Shepherd's Pie with Lamb

My new favorite is cooking with lamb.

Little Bo Peep can sue me.

Lamb is succulent, tender, mouth-watering, and useful in, oh, so many recipes.

I first fell in love with lamb when I had the most delicious lamb chops in Italy.

I then furthered my love affair in New Orleans with a roasted lamb loin.

I now will try to incorporate lamb stew meat and ground lamb in delightful dishes, this Shepherd's Pie and the above Lamb Curry being the start.

6. Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Start with a layer of cake, add a layer of cinnamon sugar, add another layer of cake, and then top with a layer of streusel.


Drizzle with a thick vanilla glaze when cool.

Die happy.

No comments: