My cooking lately has been very strange. I’ve made some really good food, and I’ve also had a couple of uncharacteristic REALLY TERRIBLE FLOPS. But here I will only be posting pictures of the successes, not of the enormous pot of loaded baked potato soup which should have been tasty but instead turned into glue.
I made this cake a few weeks ago. It was craaaaazy good. The best part is, I came up with the concept of it myself and didn’t follow any recipes, so I really felt like I had created something / done something original.
The cake layers were lemon cake (just using a mix that I tweaked) — I baked two layers and split them to make four layers. Then between all the layers was a raspberry/cream cheese mixture, and the whole thing was topped off with lemon frosting and fresh raspberries. It was like, raspberry-lemon fusion. Ooooh, buzzword alert! Fusion!
And this is dinner from last week sometime. We eat fish about once a week, and I ALWAYS choose salmon. But this time they were out of salmon, so I went with some plain white fish and it turned out so good …. I just mushed some oil, lemon, honey mustard and stuff all over it and topped it off with a whole bunch of cilantro.
Going along with that, I made brussels sprouts for the first time. I roasted them in the oven with just olive oil, salt and pepper. I think that’s my favorite way to prepare vegetables — it’s easy and they always turn out so good. Even Ben gobbled them up like tiny cabbage snacks. ;-)
Then last night we had this caprese salad stack thing. Just tomato, fresh mozzarella, pesto, S&P.
And here’s a little shot I like to call: “Cheese, at sunset”
If that doesn’t speak deeply to you, you may be cheese challenged. ;-)