Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I enjoy having extra money. I finally bought a cute colander, 3 size strainer and my toaster oven!!! I baked in it today and it work wonders. I watched Giada at Home today and she made a rice/lobster dish that I am dying to try. I guess you can buy lobster tails but I think it would be more adventurous if I killed it myself. I could write so much about it. I figured that there are two ways to kill a lobster so I need to figure out what works best. I also need to make crab cakes and crab legs with steak. If only I had parties to invite people over or if my family would eat it. I should date someone and have them eat my food.
I have been so stressed out lately because of school I have no idea of what is going on in my life. Good think cooking keeps my sanity cause I would definitely go insane. Since the holidays are coming up it makes me wanna decorate my moms house. Like to get a cute table cloth, napkin rings, nice napkin cloths and just center pieces to decorate with. I have a while before the holidays so I should just look around for now. I also need more elegant cook books, I already have my dads old cookbook that is great but I want the French cooking one by Julia Child. What am I supposed to do?
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I honestly think that I am so behind in my cooking. I have so many recipes that I wanna try in my cookbooks and ones that I have found online. I know that it takes time for me to get them all done and that I even have till I get married but I will forget about them and I really don't want to wait. I am seriously the most impatient person when it comes to cooking. I found all new recipes for frying and using a food processor for. If only I had tons of money for all my appliances, more cookbooks, and spices. I do not have enough spices; You can't make indian food with one type of spice. I need a spice rack and stuff. UGH this is so frusterating!
I made an amazing casserole today. It was a brand new recipe I found on gomeat.com it was Cheesy Potatoes with Sausage. This is what I am taking about when it comes to making something new and completing my recipe list. I also decided that the new that I have is that I will make whatever I want but its your choice if you want to eat it. My mom didn't want me to make that casserole but when I made it she loved it. Whatever I make is amazing, yeah sometimes it flops but I make it work. Everyone loves my food so they can either eat it or go hungry. I would rather eat cause its better than nothing!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
What's cookin' tonight? Pork chops with spicy spice rub and potatoes along with Chocolate chip caramel coconut cookies. Who’s coming over? haha. I tried out that new spice rub I made. It was really good but spicy!! I should not put as much on the next time. That way I can have an equal amount of flavor on the meat. I am surprised that the cookies turned out well too. I messed up the batter so I had to re-do it then I realized I didn't have enough All-purpose flour. I had to use unbleached flour. I think that is why they are so flat and that the batter didn't rise. That flour is made for cakes to allow them to be moist. I guess it didn't work that well for cookies haha. I need to go buy more flour now. I also need buscuits for my next dessert I'm making. Its a surprise so I'm not telling anyone I'm making. lol
I also went to Ikea today, I found some cute stuff I need like a tea pot, dinner platters and some cheap cooking stuff I want. I can’t wait till I move out and get married. I found some counter tops I like and some dinnerware I like. I would like white countertops and light wood cabinets with an island in the middle. Having two ovens is a must!! I actually did find a toaster oven I want at Target I want. Yeah its $20 but I won’t use it all that often. The sooner I get my big appliances the happier I will be. I also found an 8 cup food processor I want that is $70. Usually those cost a ton more for an 8 cup one. It’s by Giada De Laurentiis so I know that it is good quality. I also want a small grill so I can make a vegetable salad or something. I love the holidays because I can buy cute dinnerware and party trays for the season. That is another reason why I wanna move out, so I can have food parties with people and show off my decorating and cooking skills. Haha! Cooking also relieves a ton of stress off me. I can’t wait till Thanksgiving so then I can make new creations and try them all out.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I seriously need a separate storage unit for my cooking stuff. I need stuff for my appliances, ingredients and cook books. I hope I get something for Christmas because I am running out of space. I might just have to buy something myself. I already have a huge tub to put stuff in but I need something bigger. Oh I did buy a cute tea set type thing, it’s floral and it has a small tray to go with. I bought pomegranate tea and I absolutely love it!! Speaking of pomegranates, it’s that time of year for them!! I needa find some good recipes for that type of fruit. I so want to have a small party and make some cute drinks with cute drinkware and finger foods. Imma dork, I know but it’s my fantasy. I figured that when I turn 21 I’m going to have an elegant party with margaritas and martini’s. I don’t wanna go to a bar, it’s not my thing.
I also need to get a spice rack and a Indian cookbook, I need to refresh on my skills in Indian food. Someone seriously have a party so I can cook all my desired dishes and be done with it. Haha I saw this Paula Dean episode where she grilled veggies and made it all into a salad. I wanna try that and get a small grill. I am slowly getting all my appliances I want but then again, I should save the big stuff for when I get married.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
- Giada's Panini maker
- vegetable steamer basket
- box grater with storage
- kitchen scale
- food tray
- waffle maker
- salt and pepper mill
- spice rack
- salad spinner
- food processor
- kitchen aid stand mixer
- kitchen aid hand mixer (I HATE hand mixers, for some reason they break or for some reason everything turns into a huge mess.)
- papertowel holder
- can opener
- rolling pin (I don't have a rolling pin, how sad is that?)
- meat thermometer
- pastry blender
- electric knife sharpener
- 9" spring form pan (2x)
- wooden salad piece set
- Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
- Betty Crocker: Italian Cooking by Antonio Cecconi
- Betty Crocker's Indian Homemaking by Ragharan Lyeer
- Complete book of Indian Cooking by Suneeta Vaswani