Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Ghirardelli has a reputation for chocolate; an entire San Francisco landmake dedication can't be wrong. This particular kind came with real chocolate syrup, according to the package.It looked super promising. The batter was very thick and the chocolate sauce was dark and plentiful.
I had very high hopes for this stuff. They came out of the oven yummy and gooey. The brownies were moist, but not really chocolately. You couldn't really tell that the chocolate syrup was added and the texture was nothing special.
Next time, I get the brownies with chocolate chuncks or something substantive.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
When the chicken was done, Tim put barbecue sauce on the pizza crust just as though it was tomato sauce. He then scattered the pre-cooked chicken piece and topped the whole thing with the cheese. He let it cook for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese was melted and the crust was brown.
As further proof of our love for delicious pizza, check out the audio slideshow I made about Evanston Pizza places.
How hard can it be? Have a bachelor food aisle, some flat screen TVs with sports playing and include strategically placed recipes near merchandise. I could do this.
Monday, May 28, 2007
So here's how to do it: Bake a yellow cake according to the directions on the package. Slice one of the layers in half. In the middle, apply a "patty" size layer of brown icing to look like the hamburger. Then, using a flat-tipped pastry bag, apply dark-green icing to replicate the lettuce. Next, fill two medium-tipped pastry bags with yellow and red icing and apply in a random pattern to look like condiments. Finally, place the top of the cake back on. In this case, they used white sprinkles on top to look like sesame seeds, but I'm sure your guests will figure out what it's supposed to be without it.
Also, make sure you check out the Food Network's Grilling and Chilling specials this week. There are some awesome recipes to be had through the celebrity specials and such. I've never made dessert on the grill, but I'm always open to more dessert possibilities.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Despite Brad wanting to start IhateBreakfast.com, we had breakfast for lunch today. Logan Molynuex made us some awesome homemade pancakes on an electric griddle in our classroom. They were perfect -- although Logan said he usually makes the batter a little thicker, which makes the pancakes puff up like cakes.
We feasted today, and even Brad had a pancake. We support those breakfast farmers.
More food pictures here.
Here's his recipe:
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar, to taste
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk, adding more until desired consistency
Whisk, then cook until just brown on a nonstick surface. Feeds two to three people and costs about $1 to make. Thanks, Logan!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
It's actually a very complicated dessert. First, Shen squares off a waxed paper bag, then applies a layer of milk chocolate on the interior. After freezing the bag, she tears off the paper bag. Then, she fills it with white chocolate mouse, strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Mine has mint as garnish and is missing the rasberry sauce to sit on.