innocent blog…COOKIES!!!


made cookies the other day but that all went to shit when i had to leave for a doctor appointment

i had been at the… i hate saying this… his house… Ze Ex in training (hubby to those that havent been paying attention)

had been baking cookies with my 6yr old as the other two played on the various games with some friends

the batch was looking good

think sugar cookie mixed with chocolate bits and chocolate wanna be mini m&m’s that the french call smarties

i made everything the way i wanted, poured it out and popped it in the oven

 

crud knockers!

was running late, seems i do that really well these ..years…

left for the dr appointment (ear was pounding me a new one, like having a tens electrical machine attached to the inside of my ear)

get a text from him asking what to do about the cookies

he takes the simple route and lets them cook longer

thus over baking into hard rock

bah humbug

 

i get back, save the last of the homemade dough and bring it back to the boy friend’s place

 

today i got the urge to finis making the batch but decided to make them into mini muffin cookies instead of…

well… when do i EVER do anything NORMAL…

so yeah, muffin cookies instead of normal cookies

 

taste great, slightly hard top but soft for the rest of the way through 😀

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and pictures to prove it… just like i said i would earlier today while on twitter

 

Cooking with a redhead


People have been floating around the picture of breakfast cupcakes… slices of ham in a cupcake wrapper with an egg cooked inside, sunny side up

I have tried this before, never bothering with a recipe but I am sure I could have found one on the net if I had the interest… I didn’t

Instead I tried it, using reasoning and logic… as well as a touch of mad scientist for adding in things I would find tasty

They were ok

I should have put tinfoil or something to cover as the cooked

The eggs looked perfect but in reality they had a feel and thickness as if someone had gone mad in a latex company… not how I want my eggs but great for taking pictures

 

Yesterday the lovely lady of “Geeky Redheads, and their Supporters/Admirers” page on Facebook, posted the picture again of the breakfast cupcakes and I decided to cook my version tonight

They do not look the same as I went for a more quiche like effect but they taste amazing and ingredience can be varied…

 

First:

I chopped a bunch of onions (more than I needed for the meal so I set some aside for later), sautéed them in butter (but you could use oil), a lil salt and near the very end added in some beef flavoring in powdered form (you could add the veggy version instead)

Set that all aside…

In a grinder I added the following herbs and spices:

Basil, garlic, parsley, paprika, chives, shallots, white/black pepper, salt and a very slight amount of chili pepper

Set that all aside…

Took 16 eggs, added some shredded swiss (I would rather use cheddar or mozzarella but they don’t sell that shredded in france) and 3 table spoons of mustard… buzzed that up together and then added the herb/spice mix

I used 2 muffin tins designed for making extra-large muffins

Lined each section with a sheet of tin foil first to fit the shape and then a sheet of baking paper to keep help the cooked version slide out easily (yay less clean up)

Then took two slices of salami, added spoon and a half of the sautéed onions, more shredded cheese and poured in some of the egg mix (stirring each time prior to pouring the egg mix)

Because my oven is small, I folded up the tips of the baking paper, snipped them off and folded the long parts of the tinfoil over the top which also helps regulate the cooking

I baked the two muffin trays at 200° for 30 minutes on the setting that has a fan (I use that for damn near all my cooking)

They were not fully done (checked by inserting fork and the tips came out slightly wet) so I rotated the trays from top to bottom and also turned them around to help balance the baking

Not the prettiest things on earth but paired with a salad or cooked veggies or a nice soup… would be lovely

They were very tasty and filling, it equals about 2 eggs per “muffin”

I could have used a bit more mustard (always spicy mustard in this house) and I think if I would have used a tomato sauce instead of mustard then I would have used a layer of mozzarella

I am sure I could come up with another version of this, already thinking about possibly using bbq sauce or curry or maybe one with crab meat or salmon… hmmm…

Dammit! I can’t stop thinking!!

So yes… that was what I made for dinner

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Potatoes and meat, food blog


Tonight was the first time I had cooked a large meal in a while

I have missed it, the tools I know, the ingredience I have grown fond of and dancing around the kitchen to the music on my headphones

The ideas flowing through my head as I look at what I have to work with

Potatoes, cream, cheese, meat, sauces I can mix together and an oven waiting for me to turn it on…

So I decided I would share with you what madness I created and pictures as I cooked… always with cleaned hands

I started with the meat, a pork roast and decided I could do so many other things with it…

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Cutting off the binding, trimming up any fat, lining the baking dish with the fat and cutting the meat into chunks

Adding spices to the pan

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Things like garlic, ginger, white/black pepper, paprika, parsley, lil bit of chili powder, chives and added a few pickled onions I had left over from other meals

Layered the meat over the spices

With the last of the vinegar from the onions I mixed into the jar some spicy mustard, soy sauce, maggi sauce and a mixture of balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Pouring that sauce over the meat that is sitting over the spices

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Cover in tin foil and let sit for at least 30mins

I put it in the oven to keep it out of the way while I started in on cooking other things

Next I took some potatoes and made them soft in the pressure cooker, while those were getting soft I mixed the following to make a sauce

Yogurt, sour cream, milk, swiss cheese, parmesan cheese, salt, garlic and a lil mustard

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Used the swirl and … you should have seen the hand gestures I just did asking the hubby what the hell that thing is called…

Ummm… it’s the magic wand that mixes… has rotary blades… did I mention it is handheld?

Fuck I am losing my English and don’t have the French equivalent!! Ah well I took a pic of it!

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So I used THAT THING to make everything into a liquid state… as I cackle madly while I type this

Random comment, just took a sip of the drink hubby handed me, did way more than the whiskey face plus shudder and twitch while asking in high pitched voice… did you mix it!!!

Ah the random side to writing a blog about the past while still being in the moment…

Welcome to my world, I aint gonna change now!

So making everything into a liquid state I set that aside and put it in the fridge

Once potatoes were soft and kind of cool to handle, no burning my fingers off!

I sliced them and layered the dish twice, each time adding cheese and…

ooo topping, forgot to mention that… again welcome to my scatter brained world, hope you read this fully before even TRYING to copy me lol

Right, I would have used lardon but they have too much of the type of fat that bothers my gut so instead… I used spam!

Amazingly enough spam doesn’t bother me the same way as lardon or other types of bacon like meat

So I took a lil bit of oil, chopped up the spam small and added some shallots and an onion to a pan, fried it all up and set aside

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So yes, where was I…

Layer of potatoes, scatter some of the spam and onion mix, add swiss and then do it a second time using up the last of the supplies

Then you carefully pour the sauce all over top, if you run out of sauce you use a spoon to full in missing areas and then make a smaller second batch of the sauce but leave out the milk, add more salt that the first time and less mustard

I cooked the meat first, slow cooking in the oven for an hour and a half

When the alarm… NOT THE FIRE ALARM… went off I added the potatoes to the oven and cooked both for half an hour at 200

Don’t ask me what those numbers mean in the states I just know what my oven does here

Dinner was great, everyone dug into the potatoes but sadly they needed more cheese than I had on hand

Would have loved some cheddar or red leister … I think that is how you spell it

So yeah that was my dinner, wanted to make a clafoutis for dessert from the frozen fruit we saved from last year’s harvest… but time ran out

Cooked it up and separated the juice to add to that drink I had earlier in the post… the one that made me do the whisky sourpuss face lol

Right… I have written this, I have added the pics, will post then drink a lot, get horny and have sex

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pork chops


It is Saturday and I had a lot of time on my hands to cook up something tasty with the help of my kids so I don’t have to do all the work… ya for minions!

I started with a bread and although it turned out very nice, I was disappointed by the lack of flavor I was hoping for. I had added lots of lemon in the hope of making a lemon sweet bread for breakfast tomorrow.

Instead there is barely any hint of lemon but the bread is a bit plain but very good texture, I never use a recipe so I never know what to expect. I am very much still a novice with baking bread but betting better each time and learning as I go… which is half the fun

The hubby bought a large amount of pork chops the other day and they needed cooking, best would have been on the grill but it just isn’t the right time to bring out the grill. Too many other things need the hubby’s attention so I was set to work on the meat.

Now I admit… I hate the pork chops he buys… they still have bone and sometimes shards and it bothers me to no end! I have fragile teeth and already eat slowly to make sure I digest what I eat due to some of the symptoms associated with the autoimmune disorder…  so having to sit there at the dinner table and methodically pick out all the bones and shards to the extent of almost appearing to have OCD… just not on my list of fun things to do

But well it was all I had to work with, so by god (take your pick or pick non) I was gonna do something tasty and worth the effort.

Bah just got distracted while writing this… am now sitting in the dark as the kids and hubby watch the movie Tin Tin… must stay focuesssseddddddd!!!! Opening music is lovely though…

ANYWAY!!!!

I mixed up the following ingredience

Homemade applesauce

Balsamic vinegar

Brown sauce

Lea and Perrine’s

Lemon juice

Brown sugar

Mixed them all up!  Lined a baking dish with meat, layered the pork with the sauce and then another helping of meat and sauce… had to cook them all at once 🙂

Cooked them at 200°C for an hour and a half coved with tin foil

They came out barely attached to the bone and so tender, very tasty but I think I will use peaches next time…. I have so many pots of homemade preserves from last summer’s fruit trees

I would have posted this just a bit sooner but Tin Tin keeps drawing me in, really well done!

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spicy!!!!!


we have a this sauce, tiny sauce
it is 5 million scovills or how ever you spell it
so hubby is making drinks and put a tiny lil drop in the drink
he’s like ooo thats interesting
i pick it up to taste it
i seeee the spice bottle
‘WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU DO’ as i put the drink back down
there was a blob of the sauce
very small
but it was in perfect form!!
and stilll the drink had kick
he stirs it again and most of it sits on the side of the glass but fuck just a sip killed anything on my tongue and throat

ooo but you know…. just a hint of that spice would be fucking awesome in a bloody mary!!!

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