Thursday, June 16, 2005

Shake what yamama gave ya...

Today was a slow day, but it felt rushed.

I made an excellent Rosemary Citrus Sorbet today. It was a tiny batch, but I was completely amazed with the outcome because it's the first I've ever seen my Ice Cream Maker actually work. I need more practice at "creamy" frozen desserts, as none of them have ever turned out to be what I would call perfect.

Last night I made a very nice meal for dinner. Flat Iron Steaks with Fine Herbs and Gorgonzola Cheese wrapped in Puff Pastry, paired with Rosemary Infused Baby Carrots and Mixed Greens. I also made a simple Whiskey Cream Sauce (similar to the Au Poiver) to go with the Steaks and a batch of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies for dessert.

Tonight I'm making a four cheese pizza. It's kind of a pain making dough without a proper mixer, but hey - I gots me two hands... When I make pizza at home, I actually long for the days of Marco's and their industrial strength mixer. Of course, we used to make dough in 50 pound batches and we had to do that like 4 or 5 times in only a few hours. Yeah... The "good ole days weren't always good", to quote a classic song.

Tomorrow is Meat Loaf at the Grill. I love Meat Loaf. So simple, and so satisfying. Comfort food - all the way. In the meantime, I'm listening to to a lot of Daft Punk's "Human after all" and Jim Carroll Band's "Catholic Boy". Check it...

Ciao Ciao!


Dr. T Bob said...

This is the mixer I'm looking for! been making bread lately myself, and I'm getting tired of looking like popeye!

Kristy said...

Oh man! I thought I was the only one who lusted for the kitchenaid pro tricked out with flames! I've never owned one myself, but my mom has one. It's like buttah, but only being a casual foodie, I find it hard to throw down 500 bucks for the mixer and, of course, proper detailing.

Jay, are you makin' meatloaf or dickel loaf? :)