Saturday, February 25, 2012

I've been cooking again, one of the fun things I like to do. First, I'm so glad I have the energy, and second I am so tired of take out food. Even sit down restaurant food has become boring. They always give you too much and leftovers have never been my thing. They also don't vary enough in their menus. The point is, homemade food, even the super simple stuff is a welcome return to normalcy.
Those of you who Facebook know where the links to these recipes are, though if you know me you will also know that my favorite chefs to follow are Rachel Ray and Anne Burrell. As I write this I am eating leftover quiche. I know I said I don't do leftovers, but sometimes homemade lends itself better to being leftover than some fancy steak. I am sure it has to do with reheating in the microwave.
This week I made Macaroni and Ham and Cheese. I have always maintained that I hate Mac and Cheese, but this recipe called for gruyere cheese, which I love, so I thought I'd give it a try. Yum! That is all.
I also made Herbed Chiken Cutlets. They took longer than planned, so Matt entertained the missionaries with pictures and stories from his trip to Isreal. I have never dredged in three steps, but it was actually easier than any two step process I have tried before. everyone loved them, with one sister and Matt taking 2nds.
I also made a quiche. This was by far the simplest thing I made, but since it was on a day after dialysis and driving Matt to the airport, simple is good. Like I said, I am eating leftovers now. That may be the only problem with the quiche. I can't cut the recipe in half for our small family. Ah, well. Sarah and I will take care of it. Matt doesn't like eggs, so he is "stuck" with the last piece of chicken.
Hopefully I'll be able to keep this updated, as I would really like to make it bout my adventures in cooking for a while. Thanks for listening/reading!


Em and Scott said...

Yay! I'm excited you've started blogging again! :o)

Earlier this week I noticed that you'd been trying out Food Network recipes lately (on Facebook)... I'm glad you're getting to have some fun in the kitchen!

Jim Hippen said...

So glad you have more energy. That means more fun! We pray for your health frequently. Even Cadi has been praying for her Aunt Heidi. We love you soooooo much!

That old lady with too many cats. . . said...

"even Cadi?" Hmm. I'm not sure how to take that.