Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yet another post that will make you hungry...

It's been a long time since my last post and, quite frankly, not much worth of a post has happened. Since our lovely trip to Canet en Roussion, most of our time has been spent either [me] laying in bed watching old house hunters episodes or [Michael] playing games and reading the New York Times online. Unfortunately, I have been battling a cold since returning from the south so sadly, not even our food has been very exciting.
Ok, I guess that's not entirely true.

We did make some awesome cheese ravioli with homemade sauce (I apologize for the flash in this picture).

And for one Sunday brunch we made eggs Benedict, with French crustless toast in place of English muffins.

And in an effort to use up a 2 pack tart dough that we accidentally bought, we made this amazing oven dried tomato and goat cheese tart.

This sideways picture shows the results of our Iron Chef Metz competition. The secret ingredient was a very large chunk of an unknown type of pumpkin. Our final dish (ignore the leftover tomato tart) was a roasted pumpkin soup with lardons, edam cheese and parsley.


My personal favorite dish from the month though was our first attempt at Fricassée de Poulet à l'Estragon (Tarragon Chicken Fricassée) with the help of Julia Child. It tasted just like I remembered from my CIA days and took me back to waiting in line for lunch or dinner outside the Cuisines of Europe and the Mediterranean kitchen.

And finally ,we would like to introduce you to our fleeting friend, Harold (Harry) the snowman/ogre. He was created last Wednesday during a warm and wet snowfall and unfortunately, perished a few days later in the rain. He will be remembered for his big ears, warm heart (which eventually helped aid in his demise, a warm heart isn't necessarily a good thing for a snowogre), and a face that only a mother could love.

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