Monday, January 21, 2008

Another cooking post

So, last night for dinner we had Coq au vin. I used the recipe from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. It was Good. It was REALLY good. Note to self. When he says "while the chicken is cooking, he means do it now, it won't be good if you wait until just before you want to serve this. So, my only issue with the recipe is my issue with the cook. I waited a bit too long into the cooking process to braise the pearl onions, and that was not a good thing, but I fudged it by making sure the onions cooked through, and then instead of cooking down all the liquid, I poured it out, and then carmelized the onions. It was REALLY good. I would have liked to have eaten this an hour earlier than we actually did, and it was my fault. I count it a learned lesson. Did I mention that I made creme brulee for dessert? Oh yeah. It was good. VERY good.

My goals for today are to scrap! It's bitter cold outside here, so I'm going to fire up a couple space heaters for the basement, and then scrap away. I was going to crop at the local scrap store, because I need to get things together for my class, but since the alternator on the Expedition went belly up I'm without wheels until that gets fixed. That also slows down my job prospecting. Meh.

Anyway, I hope you have a good day, and you stay warm!


:: gingerkitty :: said...

I look at people who cook as people who love to eat (taste the different mixtures of flavors like looking at the flavors like colors on a canvas) and I look at myself and I wish I would do it. Coq du Vin sounds great.. Very french.

Linda said...

Sounds like a great dinner. Stay warm adn have fun scrapping

Aimeslee said...

Good Lord, a few more of those kind of dinners, and you could apply to be a chef somewhere!

Teresa Loop said...

OHHHH! I love creme brulee! Awesome that the recipe was yummy, I love that too!

Have fun scrapping today. any day you get to scrap is a good day!

Staci said...

Sounds delicious! Have a great day!

Aimeslee said...

oh dang, i've already commented on this one -- hey, you have to keep the blog up! [insert mock indignation]