Friday, March 29, 2013

FFwD - Lemon Steamed Spinach

I'm just barely making this post on Friday but I AM making it!  I have made this several times but never took a picture so I had to get to the grocery store so I could make it again and PHOTOGRAPH it!  I tell you the blogging part is so much HARDER than the cooking part!
Lemon Steamed Spinach

This is so good.  So simple.  So delicious.

Make it.  You'll love it.  Its good for you.
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

FFwD - Ispahan Loaf Cake

Hello Blog World! I've been gone for a couple of weeks but I'm back...back to the blogosphere that is.

We've been to Memphis and Florida and now we're in Dallas. Babies, babies everywhere but that's a different post!

Epic Fail should be the title of this post. I found rose syrup and rose extract easily at an Eastern Food market, cheap too. What got me were the raspberries! $4.99 for 6 ounces! That was going to be $10.00 for berries! I could buy the same amount of raspberries frozen for $2.50!

I hear you judging me already! But I was hopeful that if I thawed them first and dried them on paper towels I could remove enough of the water to make it work.....I could not.

I AM going to make this again because the bits around the sides were really good:). I just haven't been home long enough to get it done and I forgot to bring the flavoring a with me.

And the sad part? I was supposed to bring this to a Sunday brunch!

Okay! Guess I accidentally deleted my photo. It showed a very brown loaf cake broken into four pieces with a liquid center oozing out!

How about a picture of my grandson instead. Happy French Friday on Sunday!

Friday, March 8, 2013

FFwD - Cheesy Creme Brûlée

My sister in law, Kathy, has had me cook two French Friday dishes at her house. Weird that they're both cheese dishes! The previous one was a cheese soufflé. It was not a hit! This time it was cheesy Creme brûlée and it was more popular but still they would have preferred a standard Creme brûlée.....they missed the sugar topping:)

That being said, Gary and I loved it. I think next time I will try making it in a chafing dish and serve it with a hearty, crusty bread.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

FFwD - Chicken Breasts Diable

I did my entire post, added the pictures, hit preview and it all disappeared!  Where'd it go?

Delicious Chicken Breasts Diable!
To summarize - it was great.  It was easy.  We loved it and will do it again.  I breaded my cutlets and fried them.  My son said they were Frenchified Fried Chicken and Gravy:)
Apple and Blackberry Polenta Cobbler
Since its my goal to cook at least one recipe from every food magazine that comes into my house I made Apple and Blackberry Polenta Cobbler from February's Bon Appetit.  It was also delicious and easy and tasted even better the next day.

Be sure to visit the French Friday with Dorie website to see what all the participants thought of this recipe.  Now if this post disappears I give up!