My wife had been talking about cupcakes for about three days straight. And so, I had to accomodate. After all, she is making me a baby. Unfortunately, these cupcakes didn’t quite turn out. At least they tasted good.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
After the moderate success in using the pasta machine to roll out my pasta (angel hair pasta recipe) compared to using a rolling pin (butternut squash ravioli, taglietelle), I decided I would give the pasta machine a shot at making ravioli. And, with the fall weather
approaching already here, I wanted to make a ravioli that really felt like fall.
Last week, we were invited to attend the baptism of the daughter of my wife’s cousin. In a rare turn of events, we ended up arriving there about an hour and a half too early. My wife and I wanted to find a place to hang out and kill some time before the baptism. And that is how we stumbled upon the Madison Farmers Market.
With summer coming to an end, that means that it is no longer too hot to be frying things. And so, I made one of my wife’s favorite things to eat, tonkatsu. Tonkatsu is thin pieces of pork with a panko crust. It is similar to a chicken milanese and pretty much the exact same thing as a schnitzel. But what really sets tonkatsu apart from it’s culinary counterparts is the sauce.
Having mastered the baked potato earlier in the week, I decided that, for the second week of the Bears 2011 season, I would take on the baked potato’s cheesier, fattier cousin – the potato skin. They super easy. But they take for-friggin-ever.