Sunday, September 19, 2010
I've decided to not use this blog for my Le Cordon Bleu stuff- I've been working on that little project and hope to have that up and running soon! I'm hoping it'll be something my kids will show their kids -
So - all the LCB blog posts will be moving soon.
This is my favorite time of year - I've got a cute little halloween project coming up.
This year has been so busy for me - I've missed blogging, naps, etc...LOL!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Shhhh don't tell Dylan that I'm sharing photos of him here and on my fb ;)
He's in a photography class at the high school - he wants to learn how to use my Nikon. So today I snapped a few photos of him...and I should have taken a ton more - next time.
Here's two - he's a senior - hope to get him out and around town for his Senior Photos!
We got started really late today. As in we were at the store buying the whole chicken at two o'clock!
I fabricated two chickens (and fried the livers up for the dogs to enjoy) and marinated them for the grill. That took a little longer than I expected - but they were yummy!
I had promised my vegan son that I'd have food ready for him before he headed off to work. Well, I started his polenta - butter to sautee the onions. Neither of us even noticed until I started to add parmesan. Ooops! So, I made that batch for the family. AND he found a frozen vegan meal in the freezer - I felt bad. I sent him off to work and remined him to swing by on his way home. As promised, I had his grilled portobello mushrooms and a fresh batch of vegan polenta ready to be picked up.
No, I did not soak beans over night and I did not baked the beans - they sell bbq beans in a can for a reason.
And I made rice pudding - by scratch, and I may have used every drop of milk in the house.
So, that was our Labor Day - I cooked myself silly with all my time issues - need to work on that!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I've lived here in Austin for 13 years - some years were a lot better than others. I'm still trying to decide what I want to be when I'm done with culinary school. A part of me wants to get the hell out of here and never look back and another part of me wants to move downtown and start a fresh new life.
The part of me that wants to stay in Austin - wants to get out and enojoy what the city has to offer - far too long, I've been a stay at home mom. My kids are old enough now to allow me to explore outside of our neighborhood! LOL
So, today we did just that... we met some of my friends from California at Freddie's Place. I really enjoyed the laid back backyard atmosphere (with large oak trees), the live music, the food, and the dogs! Yes, you can come eat and bring your dogs, too! We will go back!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
And not that kinda of barbie - this one you grill on! I guess, you could grill barbie on the barbie but, I think that would be a sticky mess!! LOL
We were going to Lowe's for something unrelated to a grill...but when we pulled up - there was a beautiful yellow sign sitting on a bunch of Char-Broil grills. It read 20% off on certain Char-Broil grills. Char-Broil is from my hometown. My two requests were - that it be a Char-Broil and Infrared. I didn't ask for much! Yeah, I live in Texas, but I like to support my hometown when I can!
Our first run was steak and shrimp that we picked up at the Cedar Park Farms to Market this morning. We also wrapped up five ears of corn with butter, salt and pepper. And did five burgers! Great first run, everything was cooked evenly!
I was in a total food coma after dinner...