I have cooked a few things lately. Evan and I were hanging out yesterday as the weather shifted and started to turn cooler.Â The drizzling rain startedand I got the idea I would make soup. So I madesoup. A wonderful tomato bisque from scratch. I looked through my cookbooks, of which I have too many to fit on my one bookshelf. After reading about 10 recipes, I was confident I had the ingredients to make the soup I wanted.
Â My kitchen has produced some other fun foodies. They include the spicy mustard sauce that pairs with my spinach balls at Thanksgiving. I love it so much I make a quadriple batch and can it so I have it for sandwiches all year round.Â
I had close friend for dinner recently and I used my broiler, as I do not have a grill. The result was a set of tender, tasting, cut-with-a-butterknife steaks.Â I served them with Indian potatoes (a mixture of Yukon gold and sweet potatoes with brown sugar, cumin, garlic and cinnamon) and asparagus. Yum!Â
And few things rank with the purrrfect fried tostones. Now I need to learn to make proper Cuban black beans with rice.