Monday, March 24, 2008
So, hope you had a great Easter if you celebrate. I went for Easter dinner in New Jersey with my boyfriend's family. We had so much fun. I ended up making Banana Walnut Bread. I wanted it to be warm when we got there, so I started making it right before we left and couldn't find my loaf pan. That's why it's in this casserole dish. I am a geek and usually take pics of food i make right before i serve it so i have a reference when i write the recipe. Sometimes taking a picture can be stressful, especially when you are hungry. Sometimes the urge to eat wins over the urge to document. :-) This is one of the few times my dude was like "yo, you gotta take a picture of that before i eat it". Real sweet. Ok, after pouring in the batter, i dropped like 6 dollops of 5-berry preserves on top and swirled them with a skewer, a little food curb-appeal. To spread on the bread, i made a brown sugar cinnamon butter, which was pretty simple and yummy. We ate like crazy, there was ham, lasagna, pork butt, 2 salads, flan, arroz con gandules, plenty of food, enough to take a nap ... and that we did when we got home! Ok, also this wknd i made some beef,sage, and asiago ravioli. Real easy and yummy cuz i used wonton papers ... i've been doing this since my time in Korea and just this morning saw Sara Moulton on GMA doing lasagna with wonton wrappers and i was really happy the word seems to be spreadin about a really quick way to make pasta, without making it :-).
So, when i do this i make the whole pack of wonton papers and freeze the pasta i won't eat that day for later. I made a yummy no-vodka sauce cuz i used up the last of the vodka the night before on some Shake Shots (i'll demo these in an upcoming Cooking for Real epsisode) Anyway, if you are into some quick pasta that keeps forever in the freezer for a quick meal ... do a lil research, there are some great recipes out there and once you know the process, you can just go crazy with flavors on your own and leave the recipes alone! ok ... another full shot of my Easter offering at the dinner table yesterday ...