Monday, January 18, 2010

Here's to 2010

This year I made two new year's resolutions:

1) Eat more pizza, and
2) Make at least one new dish each week.

This second one I made for three reasons:

1) I need something to keep me entertained
2) I get tired of eating the same meals over and over, and
3) I have so many cookbooks and I want to use them

So far it's been fun. The first week I made potpie, although I will admit I didn't use a recipe from one of my cookbooks - I found a recipe online and then tweaked it. The second week I made a mushroom quiche because Jeremy loves quiche and I had never made one before. It turned out pretty good. This week I'm making "creamy scrambled chenna cheese with tomatoes and zucchini" from my The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking cookbook. I'm also going to try my hand at making some naan. I've already made the cheese for the dish, using a different method than I usually do, and I'm not too sure of how it turned out. It made less than I think it should have. Oh well, live and learn.


Evelyn said...

How did you make the cheese?

Allie said...

Cory would be SO jealous about your pot pie. For whatever reason it's his all time favorite food.... I think thats why he likes pasties so much too.

Golda said...

The recipe from the book said to heat the milk over high until the foam rises to the top, turn down heat to medium low and add half a cup of lemon juice. Usually I use vinegar and heat to a boil. I don't know if it was the lemon juice or the temperature that made it produce less cheese. Also, the lemon juice made the cheese taste lemony.

Allie, Jeremy LOVES potpie too. Maybe that's why he also likes pasties so much. Hmm...

Anonymous said...

On making the cheese. I heat the milk in a double boiler so it dosen't scorch. If the milk've ruined the cheese.
Pour the vinegar slowly into the mild and keep heating it so the curds seperated from the whey.
I save the whey (liquid) as its a very high source of protein. I use it in bread making and the vinegar has no taste in the bread.
If you have a dog or cat...feed them the whey. They love it and watch and see how their coats shine from the extra protein in their diet.

Anonymous said...

oops...should have been...Pour the vinegar slowly into the milk...not the mild. Made a typo.