It's not that I was a slacker in the kitchen, I really wasn't.... I made these gigantic meatballs that Guy Fieri raved about in Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives....
This photo really doesn't do it justice, I mean it looks kind of big here but seriously they are bigger than baseballs, you can tell when they are in the pan....
You can only fit 6 in a pan it's crazy. I knew there was no way all the food from those places could be as fantastic as he says... I mean these were so-so at best. Fairly bland which was a pity. I do like that they are big enough that the meatball alone can be the meal, so I plan on adjusting this to more my style in the near future. Right now they are in the process of the freezer experiment, which is where I take a serving of everything I am cooking, throw it in the freezer and then thaw it in a week or two to see if it is still edible. This is in anticipation for the upcoming arrival where I will have a 2 year old, a newborn, a teenager, a full-time job, and a 10 day window to have a baby, recover and study for a test and get back to class. Which means I won't be cooking anything that requires more time than oatmeal for about a month, and I have no interest in living on oatmeal if I can avoid it.
I made these Raspberry Breakfast Bars from Smitten Kitchen
Yummy and tart, but there's only so many recipes you can poach from another blogger before you really should feel ashamed of yourself. Also in the freezer experiment.
I did re-make the Spanokopita (last piece is in the freezer) in pie form for my sister, with the addition of a bunch of sliced scallions.... Delish, but I just wrote about that... is that self-poaching?
here for filling composition, but don't forget to add the bunch of sliced scallions. All the white and up to the dark green.... even more flavorful.
However, the highlight of my week was finding these little guys at the co-op.
How gorgeous and cute are they? I say cute because they are tiny.
Locally grown Bolivian Rainbow Peppers. Never heard of them before but I had to buy them, but what to do with them... ahh look. I also found these leftover from my husband's birthday.
and then thanks to my blog obsession I found this recipe for Green Bean Curry from No Recipes. Mine doesn't look nearly as appetizing as his for one I used a green pepper instead of a red, so there wasn't much for color contrast but I just wanted to use my little peppers, and I just wanted dinner since I was sick and really just wanted to ball up on the couch and be miserable. However this was hot enough to clear my sinuses if only for a bit. SOOO good... I highly recommend giving a it a look See you next week.