Friday, February 11, 2011
Big Plans and Big Flops!
Well, I tried to make clarified butter this week and do not know what went wrong but it did not stay in liquid form. I don't know if the type of butter matters or if maybe I had the temperature too high but something didn't work. I also tried to make a quick pickled asparagus which also didn't come out very well. The flavor was very unbalanced. But I did learn that it is not good to smell vinegar when it is about to boil unless you want to burn your nasal passages. Those were my big flops for the week and now for the big plans! This weekend we plan to do some much needed additions to our kitchen community. We would like to get a pasta roller, sieve, food processor, and a food mill. It is an expensive list but hopefully this will take us a step in the right direction. My husband and I hope to sit down after the kids go to bed and plan our next weeks menu with new and fun recipes. We would also like to broaden our cook book collection so if there are any recommendations let me have them! Happy cooking!