Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Favorite Things - p.11

Because I love to cook, here are a few of my favorite things to make. I apologize for not having pictures of everything, but alas I'm not there yet. Perhaps someday soon...

Roast Chicken - It's simple and delicious. I love the subtle flavor and the contrast between the juicy meat and crispy skin.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes - I admit, I will sometimes cheat and use the Country Crock pre-made mashed potatoes, but heat them up with little extras like sour cream, roasted garlic, and a little bacon. It's pure, creamy amazingness.

Grilled Cheese - Simple? Yes. Delicious? Absolutely! Healthy? Not a chance.

Pancakes - I don't know why I get such a thrill out of making pancakes, but I do. I can sometimes get lucky and come out with perfectly round, golden, fluffy pancakes. Most of the time they are a little lop-sided. But they still taste good!

Thai Peanut Noodles - I haven't made these in far too long but they are super-easy and very yummy. It's one of my favorite "instant gratification" dishes.

Risotto - I think I love the focus it takes to make good risotto. You can't be distracted by too many other things. It's a nice break from the rest of my life!

Beef Tenderloin - Not that I get to make this very often, but it's awesome when I do. I'd totally re-invent this as our new family holiday tradition if given the chance!

Cornbread - I don't make it all that often, but I should. I think I love having an excuse to use my grandmother's old cast iron skillet. The end result is pretty darn tasty. Not as good as Jeff's grandmother, but not too shabby if I do say so myself!

Bacon - Yup, I do indeed love frying bacon. I don't love smelling like it for two days after, but otherwise there's something about it that I enjoy. Perhaps it is the challenge of frying it up without burning it (or getting popped by the grease!)

Quiche - I really like making quiche. You get the nice pretty result that you would get from baking, but without requiring the same precision. Plus, it can be pretty darn tasty if you do it right. I haven't made one in a long time, but I do enjoy making them. I should do something about that...

So what kinds of things do you enjoy making (even if you don't like eating them!)

1 comment:

  1. I like making cornbread just to use the cast iron skillet too.

    Things I love making? Hmm, I guess chili is a fave, and breakfast, it can be a hassle with the eggs and bacon and whatever else, but the end result is totally worth it. But my all time favorite thing to cook is chopped steak and gravy. My grammy taught me and everytime I make it for either my dad or Joey they RAVE about it. Something about making the gravy from scratch and getting it just right makes me love it.