You know that feeling you get when you make something with your own two hands that you really can enjoy? I forgot how good that feels. I need to cook more.
When Mike was out of a town a few weeks ago I didn't do any cooking.....zip, zil, nada. But when he came home he brought me this book:
blog. It's pretty neat and has a log of tips for how to deal with your fresh (or not so fresh) catch. So back on the first of the month I decided to try one of the poached grouper recipes:
The following day I still had some cooking fever in me, but not to the point where I wanted to stand in front of the hot stove. So I tried this slow cooker recipe to use up some country style beef short ribs I had:
Then, on the 6th, after watching Rachael Ray make some sort of meatloaf burger things, Mike was inspired to make a similar thing with turkey. And thus we have the turkey meatloaf burger:
And finally tonight. I had planned on roasting a chicken tonight so I invited the neighbor over (she bailed at the last minute, but I still made everything I planned on). Earlier in the day I made a blueberry strawberry crumble with walnut topping using the recipe from this month's Food Network magazine. Before:
Until next time, please enjoy this photo of a little tree frog who has taken residence above the left half of our sliding glass doors: