We had Crock Pot Chicken Casablanca for the second time. This weeks iteration was much better than the first try. We added parsley, cilantro, and put the dinner on wheat bread. It turns out potatoes turn black when frozen. They looked strange, but tasted fine.
The best deal at IGA is their $0.89 bread. Perfect for french toast. 4 eggs, some milk, and a little vanilla extract makes the perfect batter. Chelsea tops hers with peanut butter, Jane chooses syrup, and I go with honey.
Now to an actual America's Test Kitchen Recipe. Homemade corn dogs. I tried hot dogs and cooked bratwurst - not a fan of either. I prefer both in a bun with some greens and ketchup or mustard.
Recipe: Corn Dogs
Book: ATK Quick Family Cookbook
Notes: This was easy to make. I added extra cayenne and added paprika to the dough. They turned out beautifully, but no one in the family was a big fan.
It turns out, not even ATK can save the dreaded "Kids Menu"
Track is over, school is nearly done, and my son is almost 2 months old. Time to head back to the kitchen. We are incredibly thankful to all the people who brought us meals over the last 2 months - you were lifesavers.
I had a corned beef brisket left in the refrigerator from prior to the birth of my son. A chilly May morning seemed like the perfect time for a hot pastrami.
Recipe: Smoked Corned Beef = Pastrami
Notes: Dry the brisket. Rub with ground coriander, red pepper flakes, thyme, and pepper. Rub with yellow mustard. I overloaded the smoker with hickory wood chips for the first few hours. Meat cooked for 7-9 hours, I wasn't really paying attention. Wrapped in foil at 150. Removed at 180 degrees and sat covered for 40 minutes.
I harvested mixed greens from the garden, defrosted some homemade biscuits, and threw together boxed mac and cheese to round out dinner. Dinner was sublime.
Spring of 2015 has been filled with joyous things - the birth of my son, beautiful weather, and a fun track season. However, the spring of 2015 has not been filled with cooking or free time. Here's a few artsy pictures I've snapped along the way.
Husband, Father, Educator, Baseball Simulation Champ, Runner, Super-Forecaster, and Pseudo-Chef