Homemade Philly cheesesteaks:
The story on this is we had a pack of buffalo short ribs which I had braised perfectly the night before. I set it out to cool and neither of us remembered to set an alarm to get up and put them back in the fridge! To make up for it, hubby made cheesesteaks with some awesome steak rolls and thinly sliced steak from the local Italian and farmer’s markets. Forgiven.
My first cherry pie:
I have been very unsuccessful making double-crust pies. They tend to tear, and when I make apple pies they sink. This one came out well though – my first sour cherry pie, fresh picked from the local orchard. Apparently lattice tops are more difficult than the normal crust, but I found it easier. Follows my pattern of being able to do difficult things and executing poorly with simple tasks. Pretty, no?
French toast with fresh peach topping:
Yet another celebration of the local orchard and weekends – yay for summer peaches! I thickened the sauce with a typical roux of flour and butter. I think I may have snuck in some brown sugar in too but I can’t remember. The light is great on our deck this time of day (but boiling hot).
Grilled shrimp skewers with brown rice and swiss chard:
The shrimp was marinated in ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and other Asian flavors. We’re still getting used to eating Swiss chard – the first time I didn’t rinse it enough and got the unpleasant sand pieces. My dad stated this shrimp was “awesome”, a word I don’t think he’s ever used before. Too bad I forget the recipe.