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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cooking Like Mad

As I mentioned last week, something about the end of the heatwave has me laboring intensely in the kitchen again. Since my last food related post I've made the following:

cherry tart for quilt club
vegeterian chili and cornbread (frugal family dinner!)
double digit pounds of potato salad for a family reunion picnic
scratch made custard based macaroni and cheese
scratch made pizza (so good with carmelized onions, olive oil and lots of pepper)

I finally found a pizza dough recipe that I really really like and find very easy to work with. It's from Mark Bittman's giant tome.
Today I am making another fun meal that I will post after it occurs. Suffice to say, it involves mussels.

Having A Plan cooking agrees with me! If I go back to work, I will be a little sad to have to return to the land of thirty minute meals...ah, c'est la vie!

4 comments:

  1. licking my lips. what else do you put on the caramelized onion pizza? besides pepper and oil. Also, do you use a pizza stone? I really want to master pizza crust - thin and crispy please. Any tips?

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  2. looks like that tart involves marscapone cheese - god help us all. rediscovered that stuff here. may be the most wonderful food ever. just ask my thighs. oh, and my ass.

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  3. lol! the tart is just cream cheese and cream whipped up with vanilla and sugar. I keep a separate container of sugar with a vanilla bean in it just for baking.

    I'll email you re: pizza - that's a longer conversation!

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  4. Ooo, that sounds like a conversation I want to hear! cc: me please please please? Your post made me insanely hungry...

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