Sunday, November 08, 2009

Store Stumping

Hello, pookies!

Well, it's most of the way through autumn and, for me, that means store stumping! Or, in other animal-fiction-based terms, I'm filling the log all the way to the top.
Basically, I'm making lots of delicious food for freezing.

So this weekend, I've been cooking. Oh yes.
(It's a shame you can't see my grin right now, because I am totally enjoying this.)

I've made pasta - specifically, raviolis stuffed with Double Gloucester and ham - from scratch, using my fancy-pants pasta roller (which is actually a complete pain in the arse, but it's still easier than trying to make ravioli-thin pasta by hand).

I've made garlic cheesy buttery breadsticks. They were pretty good, but not garlicky enough for us, so for the second batch, I finely diced four cloves of garlic and chucked them in with the butter, rather than relying on garlic powder. Yum! I'm also planning to make the sweet kind with sugar and cinnamon. The garlic ones go very well with the two batches of the best bolognaise sauce ever that I made.

I've made honey granola . It was pretty much the easiest thing ever to make, and it tastes amazing. I put some blueberries in some of it, for Matt to take to work as a snack.

I've made enchilada lasagne.

We had it for lunch, and there's still plenty left for us to take to work tomorrow.

I've made sausage patties. Basically, I had a pack of cheap sausages about to go out of date, so I squeezed the sausage meat out of the skins, then mixed it up with some chopped spring onion and dried garlic powder. I split the mixture into two, then added smoked paprika to one half and chilli flakes and dried parmesan to the other. Then I split it into patties (two of each type) and grilled them. They go deliciously in a roll with some garlic sauce.

And I've made dark chocolate ganache truffles. Matt, being a very helpful sous chef, got to roll them in the grated white chocolate.

Although the sauce is already in the freezer, it's nice to see all your hard work come together, isn't it?

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At 1:14 am, Blogger Acci said...

So, that's one dinner all set up. Going to make another one, too? ;-)

At 9:21 pm, Blogger Shawna said...

That all looks amazing, hon! :-)

Acci, surely you're done growing by now, aren't you?

At 4:45 am, Blogger Acci said...

I could always start growing outwards instead of upwards, for a change. . .

You know, some time we need to get everybody together and have everybody cook a dish. Then we could have a big banquet with a sample of each person's cooking in it.

At 11:03 pm, Blogger Nettie said...

That looks so yummy babe! Wish we could come for dinner!

At 12:20 am, Blogger miss.universe.2010 said...

omg!!! the cheesy buttery breadsticks look amazing! you are such a great cook! the people eating your food are soooo lucky! check out me and my friend, amanda, blog!


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