Ok to start off my 'blog' I want to share my new favorite dessert recipe - the original serves 10 to 12 . (Published November 1, 2007. From Cook's Illustrated.)
I made this the first week we were married - and it was a blast... even in the 85 degree heat of our home (the air conditioning was/is broken). The recipe had photos and step-by-step instructions (see links below) and it turned out beautifully even with my last minute substitutions (no espresso, and amaretto instead of rum)
The result was a heaping 13 x 9 pan of heaven that my husband (Jordan) refused to share with his parents or mine. He didn't think it was appropriate for the church pitch-in, so he was going to finish it himself! It took a week and half and he came really close -- but I finally insisted on tossing it out before we left on our honeymoon.
It was really a nice dish -- and I can't wait to make it again, but this time much smaller and with hot chocolate instead of coffee. Maybe this weekend (I'l be sure to take photos this time!!)
I have a Cooks Illustrated online subscription - they have some amazing dishes. It is $35 dollars a year for access to the online site and magazine archive - on sale until July 7th for 17 bucks! http://tiny.cc/cooksill
I'm finally done with school, and my little guy is 2. Time to open up the cookbooks, and introduce him to the deliciousness that is food. (The real kind, not the blue box)
My goal is to start cooking dinner at least 3 nights a week. Between swimming lessons, work events, and teaching an evening class. This will be a stretch.
------The original Plan------ As we start this new chapter in our lives (so cliche) I found it difficult to make good food for just the two of us. We are on a budget (like most newly weds), do not have a deep freezer, enjoy a good bottle of wine, like fresh fruits, veggies, and meat, & try to buy organic.
This blog will chronicle our adventure- 1/2 food, recipes, & tips.... and 1/2 the adventure of married life!