Every month she links to posts about "In My Kitchen" and what people all over the world are eating. Here's what's going on in Casa Aguas.
The mencats where on vacation for the holidays so we ate a lot of leisurely breakfasts like "Eggs in a Nest".
I received so many lovely presents. My brother and sister-in-law gave us gift certificates to Barnes and Noble. (yay!) so I bought Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I'd seen the movie, Julie and Julia a couple of years ago and been curious about it. I've cooked several recipes out it already and they're honestly not as hard as I thought they were going to be. Her instructions on how to cook broccoli are perfect.
Most of the ingredients are pretty standard, there's no chia seeds, star fruit or gluten free flour needed and yes, there is a lot of butter involved. But Julia is up front in the foreword that this cookbook is for people who "can be unconcerned on occasion with budgets, waistlines, time schedules, children's meals... or anything else that might interfere with the enjoyment of producing something wonderful to eat."
Christmas morning I found this Le Crueset braiser under the tree. I love it like Gollum likes rings. It works a treat and goes right from burner to stove. It weighs a ton but I don't care.
I used it to make braised short ribs for the mencats.
My awesome hub also got me silpat muffin tins. It worked great on homemade poppyseed rolls. They fell right out of the pan, no sticking.
Today, in getting ready for everyone going back to school and work tomorrow I made Almond Oat Bars. The original recipe called for apricot jam but I didn't have any so I made them with raspberry instead. http://www.thefamilyfoodie.com/2012/03/apricot-almond-breakfast-bars.html
My original intention was to make a healthy breakfast thing for January. This isn't quite that but they are dang tasty and easy to make.
So that's what's in my kitchen, how about you?
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
~ Harriet Van Horne