Day 13 of 100 Happy Days.
Candles, roses and animal cards decorated the dining table for our anniversary dinner.
I loved the buttery wine sauce rendered from Jacques Pepin‘s Crusty Chicken. The chicken skin does all the work. Just let the birds cook in the skillet, with the skin side down.
Mark made lamb sausage couscous.
He also made bread pudding.
This my entry for this week’s Photo Friday theme: Delicious!
As a woman of leisure, I spent a lot of time challenging myself in the kitchen.
I enjoyed cooking dinner and catching up with my hubby over a hot meal. I got over my hesitation/fear over baking and produced some tasty cheddar gougeres. I bonded with my hubby over rolling pizza dough and cutting up pasta noodles. On dry days, we fired up the grill for fresh fish and sausages. All the culinary activity, from chopping vegetables to studying recipes, helped me cope with being out of work.
Channeling my inner Martha Stewart.
Since I’m freelancing, between jobs and spending plenty of time at home, I’m challenging myself in the kitchen.
Thanks to Serious Eats, I tried out this French technique with fish: Cod en Papillote. The foil helped cook the cod fillets perfectly. Unfortunately, I used salted butter. That, plus a generous pinch of salt made this dish too salty for my palate.
I had to work on Thanksgiving. I knew I had no energy or patience to cook after producing a 3-hour show. So, we decided to save our Thanksgiving cooking/feast for Saturday.
I always feel guilty about spending the holiday away from our family in So. Cal and in Buffalo. If you sign on to work in TV news, that’s just one of the realities for our schedules. I’m still happy to mess around in the kitchen with my immediate family: Mark and Daisy. This reminded me of our Thanksgiving Meal in Topeka.
I love egg nog.
I was thrilled when my hubby wanted to drink this holiday cocktail as we decorated our Christmas Tree.
We mixed up Jim Bean, Captain Morgan’s Spicy Rum, Lucerne Egg Nog and Lucerne Dulce de Leche Egg Nog. I liked to count to 6 on my pours of the Jim Bean and the Captain. The hubby likes to measure out his shots with a shot glass. To each one’s own. Then we added whipped cream and nutmeg on top of the cocktail. It taste rich and sweet. It’s the perfect drink for the season.
And yes, I know that gray hoodie makes me look like a bum. I just got off work and I was thinking about my on-camera apperance. Grrr.