Sunday, January 16, 2011

2 out of 3 ain't bad -8 down 45 left to go

Yesterday, I was in a cooking mood so I asked Boy-o if he would be interested in homemade bagels. I had attempted these once before and the results were promising. However, there were a couple of things that I didn't like about that recipe so I went online to find a new one. I offered to make cinnamon raisin bagels. Boy-o informed me that he liked the idea of cinnamon but didn't want the raisins. That was one of my modifications to the recipe. I ended up sprinkling cinnamon on the dough before shaping them. I also used my trusty buttercup yellow stand mixer to mix and knead the dough. They came out great.

The new recipe is going onto my use again list.

I guess yesterday was my day for cooking round items with a hole in the middle because late yesterday afternoon, my husband and I made homemade donuts. My mother-in-law has been attempting donuts for the past couple of years with limited success and my husband decided to see what we could come up with. He found a recipe and we made the dough up. After letting it rest, we ended down the hill to grandma's house and rolled out the donuts. They were OK. You see, we have a donut dilemma in our house. I like the light fluffy dunkin' donuts type donuts. Hubby prefers the heavier cake style donuts. This recipe was for the heavier donuts. The donut holes we cooked were good but the actual donuts weren't really to my taste.

This morning after returning from stick class, I started on my favorite corn chowder. I realized that I didn't have enough evaporated milk so I made a quick call to Hubby who had done a longer workout and asked him to stop and pick some up. I had been scanning recipes for egg rolls so I also asked him to pick up shredded coleslaw mix and egg roll wrappers. I was feeling confident after the success with the bagels so I decided to give it a try. I can't give you a link to a recipe because I combined a bunch of recipes. This is what I did:

3 garlic gloves minced
1 onion diced

Saute in a wok in oil until translucent.

Add in one package shredded cabbage and 2 carrots shredded and saute for a couple of minutes. Add in one tsp ground ginger and enough sweet soy sauce to lightly coat the veggies. You want the mixture to remain dry. Add in a couple of small Thai chili peppers minced and saute. The veggies should be limp but not soggy.

Roll into egg rolls per the directions on the wrappers. Fry and enjoy.

This was a HUGE success. When I asked Boy-o if we should make it again, his answer was "frequently". I love it when I find food that he is excited about. :)

Thanks for reading about my journey.

1 comment:

  1. yummy stuff. hubby bought a small deep fat fryer for donuts. He's still working on them. He's been baking the cake style in a donut pan for awhile now. I prefer the fried ones (what you call lighter ones) He's made beignets with great success in the fryer and also french fries too!! :-)

    do you use that's where he gets most of his recipes, then look at the ratings and read through some of the comments to see if folks had to alter it to makeit goood..