Post by erin elizabeth on Oct 1, 2023 8:45:41 GMT -5
Well, this month flew by! I think the rest of the year will do the same. The pork chop one is a must try. I think it would work with chicken and any soft cheese. I considered Boursin and just cc with herbs stirred in.
9/4 Texas “Treasure” (Delish) Good bean dip! Used 1 can refried and 1 can white beans. [This was originally called Texas Trash, but, um, why?]
9/4 Fried Ice Cream Cake (ATK) My first instinct was correct: brownie too hard/frozen. Ice cream melting. Would make as sundae—ice cream + Heath bits + cinnamon = yum.
9/9 Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce (Food52) This was good, but a little too involved. BUT, perfect for a summer veggie feast. Also, I only added half the called-for cheese so… [On reheat got bitter?]
9/14 Peach Yogurt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze (thekitchn) Yum! The glaze needs to be a frosting. Went light on the peaches (2c? maybe a little over) and was glad because it was perfect.
9/17 Simple Eggplant Parmesan (SK) Good, but I wanted to add some paste to the sauce and forgot so a little thin.
9/25 Tender Plum and Poppy Seed Cake (F&W 6/2023) This should have been good, but I overbaked it. Done before 50 min.
9/27 Pork Chops with Cherry Tomatoes and Balsamic Reduction (CC 2&3/2015) This was AMAZING. Used goat cheese instead of blue; no butter. Didn’t have any basil to add.
I cooked mostly tried and true recipes but I did try a couple new ones that were losers. One was a Mexican casserole that I got on this board but I can't recall the name of it. I think it would have been good with the right salsa; I tried a new one and it was horrible. I can't recall the brand but it came in a bag and didn't require refrigeration prior to opening it. I bought it at a pricey grocery store so thought it would be good but boy was I wrong.
I have enjoyed a lot of recipes from Cookie & Kate but this one was not one of them. DH and I each took about three bites and then threw it in the trash. Not sure what was wrong with it but it tasted horrible. It got a lot of good reviews though.
ETA: I found the Mexican Casserole I mentioned above. It was Chicken Enchilada Bake with Salsa Cream Sauce. I bet it would be really good with the right salsa since that's the predominant flavor. The stuff I used was terrible and I didn't even think there could be such a thing as a terrible salsa.