I feel like there are 2 kinds of people: pancake people and waffle people. Sure, you can be both or neither, too. So, I guess that’s 4 kinds of people, but whatever. The point here, people, is that I definitely fall into the waffle camp. We made waffles often as kids, freezing the leftovers so we could toast them during the week for breakfast. For me, breakfast pancakes are often too heavy, or too eggy, and soak up the syrup far too readily. Waffles have those fun little pockets where the topping concentrates, but it’s easily broken up by the other sections of cooked batter.
I made the caramel sauce and half-heartedly made the cream. I made a 1/2 recipe of the waffles and wanted small dollops of the cream. Too little cream in my mixer didn’t work out so well. It tasted good, though!
She cried when she finished. Well, she did ask for more first, and then when I said it was all gone, she cried.
I was also excited because we threw away our grody old waffle maker a couple months ago. I decided I wanted a stovetop waffle maker so I could more easily clean the thing and so it wouldn’t take as much room in my cupboards. It is awesome and created some nice crisp waffles. Mmmmm…. There’s a learning curve, though, and that’s why my waffles above look a tad funky.
Yes, I continued on my odyssey of trying to catch up as much as possible.
I made Tuna Rillettes yesterday and we ate most of it before I could take a photo. That is a yummy little appetizer right there.
I had no idea what to expect with this dish. I quick-preserved lemons via some 30-minute method I found on the internet. I also let the tuna marinate overnight. We loved the dish: we loved how colorful it is and we loved how it tasted. My husband said, “this is restaurant quality!” That was very nice of him to say. I wouldn’t say it’s restaurant quality, but it was dang good. I’ll definitely make this again!
Brown Sugar Squash and Brussels Sprouts en Papillote
I don’t really like brussels sprouts and never have. One day, my dad had said he was making chili verde for dinner and us kids saw a big bag of what appeared to be brussels sprouts on the counter. The kids went en masse and complained to dad because, hey! You said we were having Mexican food and none of us like brussels sprouts. He chuckled and informed us they were tomatillos, so maybe we should’ve looked a little closer.
Anyway, I did eat one version of brussels sprouts with mustard from Smitten Kitchen that my sister asked me to try. It was good. This dish? Even with the other things I like–apples and butternut squash…Nope. I think I overcooked it, too. Oh well.
What’s your least favorite vegetable?
Oh, and Happy Easter or Passover, if you celebrate!