Sorry folks, no new recipe today, but I do have something a little different. But first, since I feel bad for not posting a recipe in a while, you should check out these two quick recipes from the archives. They are both perfect for this time of year.
Smoky Corn Chowder Great recipe for those of us doing Fresh Fork. This week we're getting what is probably the last of the corn.
Today marks the beginning of a series of posts called Cooking Confessions. It won't be weekly or anything, I'll just throw them out there at random. These confessions (sometimes embarrassing) will be about cooking, baking or food things that I like or don't like. Some of them might surprise you even if you know me in real life so stay tuned!
Grilled Cheese & Pancakes: This is basic cooking right here, but I can't do it without "burnination". The problem is that I'm impatient. I start it off at the right temperature, get impatient then walk away and forget. Or I standby, get impatient and end up cranking the heat. It seems I'm willing to wait for more elaborate cooking (probably because there are other food tasks to be handled) but when it's such a simple food and it seems like it takes forever I have issues. I AM getting better with grilled cheese, but I haven't attempted pancakes for two in such a long time (I'm a waffle girl anyway).
On a recent family vacation, I made breakfast for everyone one morning and only had whatever pans the rental house provided. I had the bacon in the oven and pans on all four burners. None of the pans and burners heated the same so I was constantly having to adjust (aka no time to get impatient). I think these were the best cooked pancakes I've made in forever.
I use jarred tomato sauce. *gasp* I don't use red sauce that much so I just buy it. Sometimes it's a jar of local stuff and sometimes it's just whatever's on sale, but it's rare if I make it myself.
Spaghetti and Meatballs:
While we're on the subject of tomato sauce I might as well tell you my feelings about spaghetti and meatballs. Even though Kevin loves spaghetti, I won't make it. I just don't like it. I'm not sure why, but it is what it is. I love me some bolognese sauce, but that's really the only meatsauce I like (is it a coincidence that bolognese isn't usually served with spaghetti noodles? hmm). Everything else is meh including meatballs. So you can count me off the band wagon for this meatball craze that's going on. I'll eat them, but they don't really do anything for me.
So there you have it, my first installment of cooking confessions. Do you have any cooking confessions?