Monday, October 29, 2012
This month I joined in with Trish's Pin It and Do It Challenge. Some of my pins weren't worthy of an entire post devoted to them, and I failed to photograph many of them. Here are a few of them, with comments.
I made this Spaetzle the night I made the Pomegranate Pork loin from Dinner: A Love Story. One of the commenters suggested that you use a cheese grater and spatula to push the dough through into the water and it worked perfectly. After boiling it, I put it in the fridge for a few minutes before sauteing it in butter. It was terrific. And the pork loin was seriously the best thing I've eaten in months, and that's saying a LOT. Mike and I both wanted to turn around and make it again the next day.
This Honey Sesame chicken was a huge hit, but I ended up doing it on the stove top by browning the chicken pieces and then simmering it another 30 minutes or so instead of in the crock pot. I followed her recipe for the sauce and it was really great. Sweet, but not too strong of honey. (Which is good, cause I don't love honey.)
The kids and I made these crescent rolls one afternoon after school. They were good, but not as spectacular as you'd hope. I think that if I were to do it again I'd go with Nutella instead of peanut better and chocolate chips.
Oh yes I did. Let me tell you, 300 jumping jacks is no easy feat.
Now that one is actually MY picture! This was an engagement gift for my cousin. I was unable to make it to her shower, so I sent this in my place. I used two other pins for my inspiration- this faux bois hoop, and this charming quilt. I considered wrapping the hoop in fabric or silk or something, but decided that the bare wood went with the tree theme.