Tonight I was focusing on side dishes. They are from my cookbook, so I completed some more recipes! My first side dish is Steamed Green beans. I’m not a fan of green beans, but I did taste them. They were sweeter than I expected. Anyway, my technique for this is… can you guess?…steaming!
I learned a lot from this. I learned that you have to bring you water to a rapid boil before putting your steam basket on the saucepan! Okay, maybe that wasn’t a lot, but I did learn good tips!
My second side dish is Oven-Fried Potatoes! Yummy! What I did was cut the potatoes into wedges and completely covered them with salt, pepper, and garlic oil. Then I pretty much fried them in the oven… it was pretty easy (to my advanced level in cooking!). My technique for this was oven frying. They turned out delicious!
I also helped my mom cook a roast in a new baker we bought from Pampered Chef. She made a “Bachelor Roast”. I know you’re thinking…”What could that be?!” Well, it is a normal piece of beef, but here is what AMAZES me! The sauce that went in it is catsup, 2 garlic cloves, half an onion, and the pièce de Resistance… COCA-COLA!!!!!!! And for you people who don’t know, I’m a HUGE, and I’m talking about HUGE coke fan! It tasted delicious! How about a huge round of applause for my mom!
Finally, I made a recipe in my cookbook called The Best Cheese Wafers and they were the best! They tasted JUST like Cheez-it crackers, but with a hint of the home-made taste in it! So that might seem like more than usual, but it was all gone by the time dinner was over (seriously, like really true)!
P.S. I just heard REALLY bad news. The author of my cookbook, Richard Sax, he passed away in 1995. This is even worse: it was while he was writing the book. 😦 PLUS… my mom said if he was still alive, she would write him and ask him for a signed copy of his cookbook. Now my inspiration will never know about me… BOO HOO! I love you Richard!