Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Pumpkins, culinary bucket list and the rental
I roasted some sugar pumpkins, then the seeds then I made a pumpkin recipe. It was basically pumpkin hell. Making my own pumpkin puree was one of those things I always wanted to do but was too lazy, same with the seeds but I'm glad I did both. Don't get me wrong, I've got enough cans of Libby's pumpkin in the basement to qualify me for an episode of Hoarders but I still wanted to cross that one off of the culinary bucket list. Here are some of the things on my culinary bucket list:
1) Baking with yeast. It terrifies me.
2) Beef Wellington. It just sounds complicated but I want to master it.
4) Make one Julia Child recipe...particularly Apple Tarte Tatin.
5) Make a dutch baby without laughing.
6) Homemade marshmallows
Countless others I'm sure.
We went down and did Atletica which hands us our butts every time. The Mr got up to refill our waters 2 hours after we finished and could barely walk. Mobility today should be interesting for us both. I can't wait until her new versions of it come out this Fall! Man, I sound like a sadist.
Dinner was crab stuffed flounder over thai lime rice with some leftover roasted root veggies. Then it was time to watch our rental, A Cabin in the Woods...having the back door open gave it extra creep factor because it was freezing cold (YES!), the leaves were rustling and crickets chirping. Thankfully it was so far fetched that I won't have to worry about it scarring me if we ever stay in another cabin in the woods. I love that Richard Jenkins (Nathaniel Fisher from Six Feet Under) was in it. I'll watch anything he's in and I particularly love it when he's a goofball like he was in that.
I get to work on a project for the Mr's birthday gathering today. I hope it goes the way it is laid out in my head. I can't wait to show you the tutorial but I can't do that until it's over since the birthday boy reads the blog daily.
Welp, that's about it for today...err, I guess yesterday.
Do you have a culinary bucket list? What are some recipes or cooking methods you'd love to try in the kitchen?
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