Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Domesticity Continues...

Compared to normal, I must say, this weekend was a culinary fiesta around here! Yesterday evening, I made green chile stew, which I've never made before. It was rather intensive since I bought fresh green chiles, pre-roasted at my local grocery store (so I even skipped a step), and then, glove-clad, peeled, seeded, and chopped them, along with the pork shoulder, potatoes, onion, carrots, and garlic. We are having that for dinner tonight with tortillas and refried beans. I hope it was worth the effort.

Then this morning, I peeled and diced and pureed two mangoes for mango ice cream. It had four egg whites in it and was very light and fluffy. My older son took one bite and classified it as 'fuzzy'. My husband's assessment: subtle and sweet. I haven't had any myself.

As if that wasn't enough, I then made Hyacinth's Everything Cookies from The Pioneer Woman's recipe vault. They really do have everything: oats, granola, Craisins, dried apriot, pecans.... And they are very wholesome--definitely the kind of cookie you need to down with a glass of cold milk. Both my sons took bites and decided they didn't like them. My husband will only eat the ones I made sans-pecans. So I'll be delivering some to my grandma and my mom tomorrow. (Along with some green chile stew for my dad).

I had to lie on my bed for several hours today in recovery, trying to finish up The Ivy Tree. I have not yet reached The End.

9 comments:

Sarakastic said...

The green chili stew had me thinking "I wonder if there are like synthetic green chilis so I wouldn't have to do all of that work" Knowing me I'd touch my eye & go blind.

Trish Ryan said...

Check you out! That is so impressive, especially taking on the chilis!

Liza said...

I feel like I'm baking when I just make the slice and bake cookies. WTG on the homemade ones!

Barrie said...

Here's how cooking goes in my house: the more effort I put in, the more complaints I get!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

The green chili sounds good to me and so do the cookies -
I spent the day cooking as well yesterday, so I know what you mean about rest...but I did it so I'd have time today to work on my manuscript ... then this morning at 4:30 my DH shows me laundry that NEEDS TO BE DONE...ah, the life of a writer, huh?

Eileen said...

THose cookies sound wonderful. As the weather turns cooler than I become more interested in cooking. When it's hot I don't like it unless I can toss it on the grill.

Beck said...

I had wondered about those cookies! I would rush into the kitchen to make some right now, but I'm out of eggs. I'll take your word for it that they're not kid-pleasing...

Vicki said...

The cookies sound yummy to me. :)

Lots of good writing vibes your way to finish the The Ivy Tree.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I don't know, Beck, your kids just might eat 'em! They are very tasty. And wholeome. (Have I already said that?)