Monday, May 3, 2010

And we're back...

Shoo. That was a long semester. But now it's done and we can get back to the blogging. Missed y'all!

Let's ease back into it with a photo-heavy layout of a few dishes from the past five months:

I wish I could remember which cream sauce this is, but I likely found it on epicurious, perhaps hyperlinked to the recipe for roast turkey. I think there are caramelized onions or shallots in it. It was so good. Used up leftover parmesan mashers that I'd frozen a few weeks earlier.

Standard short cook fare in our household, penne carbonara:

Another dish where the photo doesn't do it justice. The cornmeal pancake recipe is on epicurious, and any liquid in the recipe was substituted by lowfat yogurt. I've previously posted Orangette's sweet & spicy bacon recipe, and the cinnamon pecan butter pulled it all together.

This is another cold weather standard, corn chowder. Easy to whip up with pantry & fridge ingredients. The bread was homemade during Gnome's bread baking extravaganza. It made excellent bread pudding, too. Check out that crumb.

I've made these fish cakes a few times and I love them every time. Topped with a papaya salsa made with freshie lime juice, red onion and jalapeno, the cakes are made with flaked cooked fish, which I vary depending on what's on hand. In this case, I think it was mahimahi. Dry mashed potato, bread crumbs, jalapeno, red onion and egg round out the cake recipe. Reminder to self: make again soon.

What? Done so soon? Yes, but I hope to get back to regular posts now that I'm on summer break. Unless that internship comes through...