Now that you all have hopefully abandoned your New Year’s resolution of healthy eating, I have a rich and delicious recipe for you to try! I have been hesitant to post this recipe, since the only photo I had of it was not very good, but I have decided that it is too delicious not to share!
Wow, I feel like I have been going, going, going the past week or two. I have hardly had anytime to focus on my blog and get posts written; sorry if I haven’t been giving all of you the attention you deserve! I am working like a madman, but it is paying off! I have been training on grill and am LOVING it! Definitely need some practice but it is so exciting moving up in the kitchen finally.
When I think of homestyle cooking, I usually think of some sort of chicken, carrot and pea dish. Either chicken noodle soup, chicken pot pies or, in this case, chicken and dumplings. You can really use whichever combination of vegetables and meat you want for a recipe like this. I chose these specific ones because I was moving out of my house and needed to use up the things in my fridge.
It really doesn’t get much better than eating a cool, creamy tart with juicy fresh fruit on a hot summer evening. A few friends and I had a delicious bison barbeque this past week. We had one dish after another until we could hardly eat anymore… but then came the dessert. Consumption of this dessert took place around my kitchen counter with moaning, mmm’s and oh my god’s coming from stuffed faces.
I am really excited about this Thursday, not because of the throwback recipe, but instead for my new piece of cooking equipment- a Kitchen Aid mixer! Anybody who loves to cook feels the excitement that I have been experiencing. I keep telling my friends and they don’t quite seem to get it, but they will taste it once I go off on my baking spree… Good news for my readers, possibly bad news for me-lots of delicious desserts. With the excitement of desserts I decided to post my first creme brulee recipe. Even though it doesn’t use a Kitchen Aid mixer, it is still a delicious dessert.
Before I made it, I always thought of creme brulee as a fancy and difficult dessert to make. Turns out, it really isn’t that hard to make. It is a delicious and rich dessert that I think everybody should try at some point. I also think it would be really good with fruit topping, if anybody is up to it let me know how it tastes!
This recipe is awesome, but is kind of like my lobster recipes in the sense that I cannot afford to make it all of the time, since asparagus is so expensive! I was lucky enough to go to Costco with my Mom this week though (I have the best Mom in the world!), which meant large quantities of asparagus. This soup was a hit among my friends this week, when the weather was well below zero for a few days. It is really good if you serve it with garlic bread!
The second lobster dish that I cooked this week was Lobster Thermidor. This recipe took a bit longer than the Butter Poached Lobster & Shrimp recipe. I added shrimp to this recipe as well to add some extra substance to the meal, since we didn’t have very much lobster meat. I found this recipe on MyRecipes from Cooking Light, but tweaked it a little. It is a healthier version of a Lobster Thermidor recipe. If I could afford to buy lobster more often, I would cook these two recipes all the time!