But six items? That's a big chunk. We have:
- #1: learn to make souffle
- #3: learn to make cheese
- #17: build a vegetable bed in the garden
- #20: order organic produce delivery and cook everything that shows up
- #26: Take a knife skills class- chop like a ninja
- #31: make homemade pasta
So far, I think I'm doing pretty well on this. My stepmother cooked a carrot souffle for Christmas that was amazing. I need to get on her about the recipe. Yum.
I have not yet made cheese. I was a bit worried about dairy for a bit when I made my sad gluten discovery. Now that I am pretty much certain that dairy and I are cool, it's going to get back into the priority list...
I've got the delivery box showing up and I have discovered a new love affair with collard greens. My god. Go buy some and saute them with olive oil and salt until they get a bit crispy. Even better- add some crushed garlic. Yumtastic. I have been making them to go with chicken and apple sausages for dinner once in a while.
I have been failing knife skills class. Two lessons:
- Don't try to cut a full chicken neck off a chicken with a knife- use scissors. I sliced open my finger and it bled for three days before healing up when I tried to cut the neck off for Oskar. Boo.
- Don't chop onions when you're have paying attention. Sliced the bejesus out of my pinky.
I think knife skills might need a bit more respect at the moment.
And as for pasta- has anyone ever made rice pasta at home? I have seen gnocchi made with rice flour and it was amazing. Light and fluffy and spectacular. I have not heard of any non-wheat noodles made at home. Perhaps I will be the first!
So food fills my days and nights. I am loving cooking and above you can see the evidence of the first Second Sunday Supper potluck. It was dreamy and delightful. Everyone really brought their best with new recipes. Amazing.
What have you been cooking? Please share recipes, cookbooks, ingredients, adventures!