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Monday, March 20, 2006

These are the cupcakes I made for St. Patrick's day! They're chocolate vanilla marble swirl underneath the frosting.


Saturday, March 18, 2006

St. Patrick's Day in Boston

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I cooked a traditional Irish meal for St. Patrick's Day. Of course it included Guinness (see above). This picture also features a very cute clover plant from my sister and some rye bread (to make corned beef sandwiches with).

I started cooking the corned beef in the morning. It was really raw and bloody, but I didn't take a picture of that. I was very nervous about cooking it, but it was very easy. Just boil and simmer for a couple of hours. (I cheated and used the pre-made spice packet that came with the meat.)

I cooked lots and lots of potatoes (there are some leftovers in our fridge). These are the potatoes that I added to the corned beef and boiled for awhile.

Irish food isn't very colorful. Above is the corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes simmering in a pot. Mmm .... looks delish.

Here is the finished product of potatoes and cabbage. Yum yum!
I also made roasted potatoes in case people didn't want boiled potatoes. Every meal should have some olive oil and garlic!

Also, the traditional jello shots. These are green and red...for St. Joseph's day?

I also made four loaves of soda bread, my favorite breakfast/snack food ever.

Here is the table with all of the food. So pretty!

Mmmm...corned beef. The centerpiece of our meal.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Great Tuna Disaster of 2006

So I bought two pieces of frozen tuna steak at Trader Joe's, and then realized that I had NO CLUE about how to cook them. Luckily there are about a thousand tuna steak recipes on the internet, so I picked one. Of course, I didn't have all the necessary ingredients for the marinade so I fudged it and just threw together a lot of olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, and a little bit of salad dressing. Then I tried to sear the tuna in a frying pan. It looked so beautiful! Buuut, when I cut the steak open, it was completely raw. Now, perhaps that's how it was supposed to look, but I'm not into eating raw fish. So I turned down the frying pan heat and kept cooking the tuna until it was not bright magenta. Some people might say it was too dry and overcooked. I say, it tasted just like chicken -- maybe a little bit moister? I have another steak left in the freezer, I'm going to use the oven next time!

<3 Mo

(P.S. Do you like my St. Patrick's Day decoration?)

Chicken, broccoli, garlic

An easy yet very delicious stir-fry. Just olive oil, garlic, chicken, and broccoli with a little bit of pasta. Soooo good!

<3 Mo

Late Night cooking...

Here's a little something I whipped up late one weekend night. Penne, roasted peppers, lots of onions and garlic. Yum!

<3 Mo

A Healthy Calzone?

These photos are kind of blurry, but here is my very first homemade calzone!! And, it's from a Weight Watchers recipe! The inside was tomato and artichoke and then a little bit of low-fat cheese. The next time I make this, I'm definitely adding more cheese...

<3 Mo