WHOA! It cannot have been more than a month since my last post?!
Oh my gosh, it’s been more than a month since my last post.
Well, that has to be fixed.
It’s hard to come back after so long and really narrow it down. I mean, so many things have been cooked. We’re getting into fall, so CDR and I have started making a lot of soups…we’re back on making stock, too. The other night I made a delicious dinner of baked Arctic Char (kind of like salmon) and…oh gosh…I have no idea what I served with it. BUT, I know that I marinated the fish in white wine, salt, and pepper for twenty minutes. Then I dried off the filets and rubbed them with olive oil, dijon mustard and sprinkled on some fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper. The white wine went into the pan as well, and it all baked at 400 for about twenty minutes. Drizzle that biz with some lemon, and you got winner winner good fish dinner!
Boom Dynamite! (That’s for you, Ms. Archer if you are reading)
Additionally, I recently started mentoring an awesome woman named Georgia. She’s in culinary school and so we get to spend a lot of time cooking together. On Tuesday, she wanted to make pumpkin pie, so we did. (well, she did…I just opened a few cans).
I also made an apple crumble yesterday. Same ol’ same ol’. Peeled and chopped apples. Toss with flour, sugar, spices, and per Alton Brown’s suggestion…Apple Jack. Bake with crumble topping (oats, sugar, butter, cinnamon, etc) for about 45 minutes.out 45 minutes.
It was good…not my best. The apples didn’t really get very syrupy and the top didn’t really crunch the way it is supposed to. But the flavors were there. Nommers.
In the time I’ve been gone, I sold my first house and CDR and I bought a car. We went to IKEA and really started getting the place ready for the holidays. Financially, we’re starting to look good again and things are moving along, better than ever.