Sunday, September 18, 2011

Foodiness


More food preparation practice in case I get on that show. My friend R showed me a few of her tricks last night and this plate came out quite nice - presentation wise. It's veal parmesan with pasta marinara and asparagus.  What's most exciting is how easy and fast it was. Seriously I could whip this up in fifteen minutes. I will likely add this to our weekly rotation of meals. There was an alternate side dish, a twice baked bleu cheese potato. Not so pretty on the plate but. Yum.


This one was winner on the taste side. Another veal dish but rolled up with spinach and smoked salmon. Those are chantilly potatoes on the side. I'm less thrilled about the presentation but wow, it was good. At first I wrinkled my nose at the idea of veal + smoked salmon but the marriage was really nice. Also, neat new trick to cook spinach. Just throw it in the microwave in a covered dish, no additional ingredients required. You'd never know. Perfect.


R and I in her kitchen making magic. Serge took notes the whole time so I can duplicate what we did. 

Now I'll have to practice these preparations next weekend. Now who will be my guinea pig? Then I'll be good to go for the tv show if they call because I'll have alternate dishes in case other contestants prepare something similar. The question is now creeping in, "Why did I sign up to be a contestant again?" It's a lot of work and if I do go, it will be a week full of stress.

I'm in the middle of my two week-long intensives with the nurses so there's really nothing else to report. I had to wear a jacket yesterday so summer is officially over up here. Sad pouty face. I'll pop back in next weekend. Toodles.

9 comments:

Rox said...

There was ice in the water bowl outside this morning. It's official. And I had my first-of-the-season fire in the woodstove. Waaah poor us.

Buddy Bear said...

It may involve some stress, but it will also be an exciting adventure for you to be a contestant. I take it this is some sort an "Iron Chef" competition based in Quebec and involving non-professional cooks?

truthspew said...

Same is true for Broccoli. Fill a container with chopped up Broccoli and add some chopped garlic, and a tiny little bit of water then seal the container.

Into the microwave for about 30 or so seconds. Nice bright green and crunchy Broccoli!

LSL said...

What a great picture. And you're doing it because it's an adventure! Good luck

Mel said...

I love this time of year. You could knit yourself a sweater, you know.

Cubby said...

It's kind of embarrassing, but when I saw your plate I leaned in to lick the screen.

Snooze said...

I prefer the presentation of the first one, but both sound great for a show. It will be so exciting for all your readers if you get on. Then we can all become viewers.

Rick said...

Those dinners look fabulous. 15 minutes? Not me...maybe 15 hours.

Edward said...

Looks really mouth watering! I am giving a try on it!