I spent the July 4th weekend barefoot and in the kitchen.
Posted by Lissa on July 8, 2010
But not pregnant! In case y’all were wondering. 🙂
My lovely in-laws asked Mike what my greedy little heart desired for my birthday and then graced me with a gift certificate to Yuppie Kitchen Nirvana. Because it was a birthday present, I was morally compelled to spend it on things that were impractical, kitschy, gadget-y, or just plain fun.
Like a brownie pan that turns out chocolate-bar-looking brownies! (We ate two to make sure they tasted okay, but sent the rest home with my mom for her picnic. Apparently they were a hit!)
Like an ebelsk . . . elbow . . . eblow . . . a filled-pancake pan! (This was a little tough to master, but eventually I got the hang of it. Did it taste better than regular pancakes? Not particularly. Did I have an absolute blast filling them with diced strawberries, diced pineapples, chocolate chips, or jam? You betcha! BTW, everything was great except the pineapples. They didn’t do much for either of us.)
Like a pan for pizza sticks! Yes, we already have pizza stones. Yes, I consider them messy and thought this would be more fun. Yes, I was seduced by the idea of each person decorating their own sticks.
MIKE: “Asparagus? That seems a little random, like it doesn’t quite go.”
LISSA: “Of COURSE it goes! It’s all long pointy shapes! DUH.”
I also found out while the dough was rising that I was having a dinner guest Tuesday night. I used the hour-and-a-half to frantically prep chicken adobo and whip up a batch of PB-tartlets. The fact that, with no prior planning, I could provide dinner AND a home-baked dessert for a guest made me feel like a totally capable adult for all of ten minutes.
Then I went back to playing Cooking Dash.
I hope your weekend was as fun as mine!