Monday, December 29, 2008

Yammy Bread #3

It's the orange kind again! This time Mark forgot to put eggs, which we got specifically for that! It was yammy nonetheless!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Hanukah

I never know how to correctly spell the name of that holiday. But I do like to celebrate it: it has the best food! Doughnuts, latkes, cheese pancakes...

I made the "Chardonukiyah", as Mark named it :)

The doughnut was made by my aunt. It was very good and filled with strawberry jam. I wanted to make something with sweet potatoes, but I didn't want to make the regular latkes, so I decided to use this recipe, substituting the pumpkin with sweet potatoes.

I made some with white sweet potato, and they were slightly sweeter.

Don't they look nice? They're also easy to make, make very little mess, and are healthy - a good addition a night filled with deep-fried goods.

Spinaroom Pizza

We wanted to have pizza, but also use up some spinach and mushrooms we had, so I found this recipe and decided to follow it, using, of course, Mark's very own pizza crust.

We did follow the advice of several reviewers, and added some garlic on top of the oil. It was good - I liked the sesame oil effect. It wasn't so good reheated, though, which is unusual for pizzas. I think the spinach just became too liquidy. The crust was still yummy, though :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanks For The Bread(s)

Thanksgiving was celebrated at our place with lots of bread.
We had a turkey made out of wheat gluten, bread stuffing and pumpkin bread pudding for dessert. Celiac patients would have really suffered.

So here's our dinner not including the dessert:

As you can see, I made the turkey look like he's alive. Which made it rather difficult for us to carve it.

Yay! It's stuffed!

But we had immense pleasure picking his Swiss-cheese-and-olive-eyes out and eating them. Mind you - these are home-cured olives! Delicious!

The cranberry sauce was a treat to make: the little fruit change color and pop, it's just so much fun!

If someone told me 3 years ago that I would eat (fake) meat, stuffing, gravy and (sweet!) sauce all assembled together on my fork, I would not have believed it. But it's really yummy!

For dessert:

I took the recipe from here, and smothered it with my very own Super-Easy caramel sauce:
Mixing evaporated milk (about 1/3 can) and brown sugar (4-5 T) and heating it gently over medium-low heat. A little butter would have probably made it shinier, but it wasn't lacking in flavor at all.
We topped it with some vanilla ice cream. YUM!