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Fried Chicken

Posted in Uncategorized by user72521 on February 27, 2010

So the future in-laws (or as I was told “we’re outlaws”) came over Saturday night for an Europe planning session and since we were hosting I figured what better opportunity to get the deep fryer out and fry some chicken. And make some rice and gravy. Creamed corn too. And some homemade yeast rolls. And some bacon balsamic deviled eggs. Oh man, I’m drooling thinking about it and I already had it plus leftovers.

Fried chicken recipe was just a collection from other sources. That was a bad idea. It was ok, I’ve made better.

Creamed corn recipe (Adapted from AllRecipes)

Ingredients

  • 2 (20 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • white or cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Place corn kernels, whipping cream, milk, salt, sugar, and white or cayenne pepper in a large stockpot. Bring to a slow, low boil beginning on medium heat, stirring frequently. Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave, or in a small saucepan on low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Stir into the corn until well blended. Enjoy!

I did try to make potatoes. Somehow, I didn’t get this gene. I can make good rice, not potatoes. I tried, they were terrible, I threw them out. Yeast gravy from The Grit recipe saved that day for sure. Omnomnomnom.

J and C brought collards (omnomnom), and C and L’s mom brought the Strawberry Shortcake (Oh. My. Paula Deen’s recipe. Made with angel food cake so it’s fat free!)

Oh yeah. I made some honey yeast rolls. I’m not that good of a bread baker but I’m getting better. I really wanted these rolls and I really really really want to know how to make them. And I did. Big billowy soft honey yeasty rolls omnomnomnomnom. I wish I could remember where i got th recipe. If I do, I’ll post

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of eggs and things

Posted in Cookies by user72521 on March 10, 2009

Very nice weekend in Atlanta. I kicked it off Friday night by cooking up a big batch of black bean chili using the recipe from the Grit Cookbook (http://thegrit.com). This really is a good cookbook, vegetarian or not.  I froze most of the chili, save a bit I’m gonna eat this week. The house smelled like cumin and chili powder for the next day or so. Mmmmm. I wonder if the rock can smell what I’m cooking.

Peppers, celery, onion, and more peppers for the chili

Peppers, celery, onion, and more peppers for the chili

Saturday started off foggy but that burned off by noon or so.  I popped into Urban Outfitters for a minute. They do not get a whole lot of my business but it’s fun to browse. I perused the book table and amogst the books on graffiti and weed, I spotted a cookbook from Baked, a bakery in New York (http://bakednyc.com/) . I actually have a recipe from there printed out and ready to go in my oven. I turned the book over and saw it was clearance. “$9.97” Good enough for me! I went to the register to pay and to my delight, it was half off of that. new cookbook for 5 bucks! Then I took it home and drooled all over the pictures.

I had set out that morning to stalk g.s. cookies, as no one sold any at my office. I finally spotted a stand at the CVS on N. Druid Hills so I busted a U turn and hurried into the parking lot. Got my 8 boxes of samoas and set off to find tagalongs. Scored 4 boxes of tagalongs at the next stop and 2 boxes of dulce de leche, which are alright I guess. I probably wouldn’t order them again. Omnomnomnomnomnom. Also worked on the sisyphean task of replacing my fence. I’m about a quarter of the way through the one side and I noticed another side starting to sag / fall apart. It never ends.

Why I'm replacing....

Getting there

Getting there

I met some friends over at Felinnis for dinner and decided they needed some cookies. I whipped up a batch of sugar and gingerbread swirl cookies to take them.  Ok, “whipped up” is not true, I made the dough a while ago and it’s been in the freezer but I decided on Friday night to liberate it. Cookies were good, 4 noms out of 5, in my opinion. Maverick ate about 5 after dinner so I guess she liked them. I did see a bunny in my yard when I pulled in the driveway later. Weird.

Gingerbread Sugar Cookie. Omnomnomnomnom

Gingerbread Sugar Cookie. Omnomnomnomnom

Sunday was another gorgeous day – took Mr. Bird hiking around Stone Mountain. Sunday’s are perfect Big Green Egg days (really, every day is…) I loaded it up with turkey sausage  and chicken breasts for my jambalaya. I also searched my ipod for “Jambalaya” by Hank Williams but I didn’t have it which was dissapointing. So, I sang it acapella to the cat and the dog and they (rudely) left the room.  Incidentally, I saw that Hank III just put a new album out.  I saw him in concert a while ago, he plays his country band for the first half and then after a short break, comes back out with his punk band, Assjack. That’s what I call a two-fer. Anyways, I pulled the jambalaya recipe from the Joy of Cooking but decided to “clean it up” a little. I used brown rice for the white and turkey sausage (Hot!) for the andouille. It was nomnomlicious. Also cooked up some cauliflower. I have never really cooked cauliflower and don’t know if I will again. It smells like cabbage. Let me give my biased opinion on hot sauce too – The regular tabasco is ok, I don’t care for the green, but the chipotle and the garlic – omnomnomnomnom. Buy it if you like the hot sauces…

I finished the oatmeal cream pies tonight. OMNOMNOMNOMNOM. 5 noms out of 5. I might even give it 6 noms out of 5 because I made the Nom scale up anyways. I ate one bite of one and thought “holy $%!* omnomonomnomnom” and gobbled the rest of the pie. Then 3 minutes later I got a fantastic sugar high and was about to fall asleep in the kitchen standing up as I crashed.  I ended up only eating half my quesadilla for dinner. Also had a few bites of the chili. 4 noms out of 5. Not as good as the Grit’s. Here’s the recipe for the Oatmeal Cream Pie, I grabbed this From  noshwithme.com:

Cookie Ingredients
1 cup margarine
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick oats

Cream Filling Ingredients
2 teaspoons very hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

  1. In large bowl, cream margarine, sugars, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
  2. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  3. Add to the creamed mixture; mix in the oats.
  4. Drop dough by TBS on ungreased sheets. (I used a small cookie scoop.)
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes,or until just starting to brown around the edges.
  7. They will look moist; don’t overcook.
  8. While the cookies bake prepare the filling.
  9. In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water.
  10. Allow this to cool.
  11. Combine marshmallow cream, shortning, powdered sugar, and vanilla in med bowl; mix on hi until fluffy.
  12. Add the cooled salt water and mix well.
  13. Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, press 2nd cookie on top.

Recipe from Recipe Zaar.

So good. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

So good. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Golden Bowls

Posted in Uncategorized by user72521 on February 26, 2009

I have a favorite restaurant in Athens, Ga and it’s called The Grit. If you know the Grit, I know you love the Grit because why wouldn’t you. It’s a vegetarian joint and it is goooooooooooooooooooood food. Many Athens transplants I know have the cookbook, same as me. One of their signature dishes is the Golden Bowl – Tofu on brown rice and topped with Cheese if you want. And I want.

I grew up eating tofu on account of my mom being asian and stuff. I don’t mean to be all “I was eating tofu before tofu was cool” but, you know… We ate a lot of things that the white people didn’t quite catch onto until later, but I’m glad it did catch on so I don’t have to fight with the Koreans at the farmers market to get the last box of tofu. Anyways, here’s the basic recipe:

Tofu

Soy Sauce (about 2 Tbsp)

Nutritional Yeast ( 2 generous Pinches)

Brown Rice

Mozzarella Cheese

You cube the tofu (I go smaller for optimum yeast / soy sauce coverage). Put the cubes in a frying pan over medium high heat and wait. Then wait some more. Tofu has a lot of what in it? Water. Lots. You have to cook ALL of it off. Once the water is gone and the tofu just starts to brown, start stirring it around. After it’s browned slightly, shake some Soy Sauce on top. About 1 Tbsp. (I say go easy with the soy sauce now becuase you can add more to the overall bowl but other people might not like as much as you.) Continue cooking for another few minutes until it browns up. The cookbook says remove the tofu, wipe the pan clean and put the tofu back in which I think is useless so I just keep on truckin’. Shake another Tbsp of soy sauce on the tofu and let it brown some more, maybe another few minutes. Then shut the heat off, grab a few pinches of Nutrional yeast and throw it on there. Mix it all around really good and then serve over brown rice. Top with cheese if you want ( I want.) And then omnomnomnomnom.

Listen, in the time it took for the water to FIRST cook out, I unloaded the dishwasher, fed the dog, packed my lunch for tomorrow, made some pudding,  and a few other random errands. It takes time!

ingredients - Tofu, probably firm, soy sauce, yeast and rice

ingredients - Tofu, probably firm, soy sauce, yeast and rice

Pre cube

Pre cube

First going in the pan

First going in the pan

a WHILE later...and a little soy sauce later

a WHILE later...and a little soy sauce later

Throw that yeast on there. Yeah C'mon

Throw that yeast on there. Yeah C'mon

Finished Golden Bowl goodness omnomnomnomnom

Finished Golden Bowl goodness omnomnomnomnom

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