Sunday afternoon has lately turned into Experimental Cooking Hour for me. Finish up lunch, Kaylee goes down for a nap, often followed by Laura... so Ali and I whip up something.
Last week, I threw together another batch of Chocolate Blocks (this time mixed dried fruits, peanuts, and some smoked almonds) for a Super Bowl party. The week before, I made cheese and Ricotta cheese.
Why crackers? Dunno. Just seemed like a fun idea to make crackers. Never done it before.
I've also been working through pancake variations in How To Cook Everything. What has been working out perfectly is to whip up a big batch on Saturday morning, and then reheat for breakfast on school days throughout the following week. So far we've tried:
- Simple pancakes
- Chocolate pancakes
- OJ pancakes
- Sour Cream & Cottage Cheese pancakes
The simple pancakes are good "all purpose" flapjacks (though not as good as Dale's). The kids like the chocolate ones the best (the whipped cream and mini-chocolate chips I sprinkled on top probably helped with that), even though they're really not that sweet. I absolutely l o v e d the OJ ones. And the SC&CC were yummy and super fluffy (due to beaten egg white), but took longer to make (due to beating egg whites) and didn't reheat as well (due to see above).
On the back burner of enticement? Mesquite Chocolate Chip Cookies! Read about 'em here and get the recipe here (click the "Recipe" tab under the cookbook listing) if they sound as intriguing to you as they do to me.
What have you been cooking that you like?