Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Honey! Soup's On!

A few days ago my mom came up and bought me a stock pot so she could make me some clam chowder, which, I am still eating. It is very delicious.

Just before she left she told me she wanted me to make some good soup in my new pot (Because she knows how cooking makes me cringe deep inside my heart). So I decided to make her proud.




Also, here are some awful pictures of Saturday night's storm.



4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh Sadie! I would love for the whole world to feel confident cooking well and to enjoy it. So I am going to attach portions of an e-mail I just sent to cooking-phobic colleagues. Even you can cook and cook well with some encouragement and fun blogs about food here.
If you have random items in your fridge and don't know what to make with an odd assortment of ingredients try:
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/Dinner/DinnerLandingPage.aspx
You can enter up to three ingredients and then get a list of quick, easy, and tasty recipes using those same ingredients.

If you like butter, great pictures, and want to laugh try my favorite website:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/
Where a city lover lives with her rancher husband and four home schooled children. Everything on here is tasty and easy and uses ingredients you can find anywhere, even South Africa! She updates regularly or if you're just feeling hungry go look at her complete recipe index with pictures here, http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/category/all-pw-recipes/ This is what I like to call food porn. Seriously, try looking without drooling! A few dishes I think you should check out are: her cowboy husband's (fondly known as Marlboro Man because he's rugged and virile BUT not actually a smoker) favorite sandwich in the whole world http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/marlboro_mans_f/ AND her apple dumplings http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/02/apple_dumplings/

Another wonderful website is http://www.101cookbooks.com/index.html
This woman is a vegetarian but her recipes can be adapted easily for meat lovers. She makes her own unique dishes but usually runs through her beloved cookbooks trying out new delights and sharing her thoughts on each recipe. Some of her things are a bit more difficult and may require special shopping trips or adaptations because of some of the gourmet ingredients. Some cool recipes you should look into here are: her Triple Chocolate Espresso Bean Cookies http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001408.html AND her Homemade graham cracker recipe http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/000126.html

This website and blog is all about food from a doctor in training. In my opinion he specializes in international food brought down to a level that can be prepared easily at home. Most of his ingredients are easy to find and he's always trying different recipes to perfect favorite dishes. http://damngoodfood.blogspot.com A few key recipes you should check out are: his New York Pizza rendition at http://damngoodfood.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_archive.html and his Dutch Apple Pancakes at http://damngoodfood.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_archive.html

Here is the website where I found the peanut butter and chocolate cake: http://smittenkitchen.com/ This woman has fantastic photos and great recipes, especially for baking! Some of the dishes would take special planning as there are usually a few harder to find (not in the cupboard) ingredients. A few recipes to see here are: her icebox cake at http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/01/wafer-wonderland/ and her delicious crisp rosemary flatbread at http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/08/crisp-rosemary-flatbread/

If you try any of these recipes I would be so proud and pleased. I think your Mom and Rusty would be too!

Jasmine said...

I don't love you enough to leave THAT long of a comment. sorry.

Suzie said...

I love ramne noodles though. i love to not add water and just add butter instead. Gross huh

Garrett A. Brown said...

Hmm...I remember having a great meal at your home last night.