Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday we just did take out at our local Indian place, New India in Simsbury. They have GREAT Indian here, very authentic (or so I am told... I have never been to India to compare!)
Last night ryan took me out to dinner and we went to a brand new restaurant in Simsbury (where the sorely missed Finnegans used to be) called Amelia's American Bistro. They are not online yet - have only been open 2 weeks - but oh. my. gosh. SO good. Such an interesting menu, with unique sauces and combinations. I was very tempted by the homemade mac n cheese with duck confit! How interesting does THAT sound!? What we did get was: shared a plate of the Gnocchi appetizer. I am normally not a big gnocchi fan but the veggies were the main attraction for this dish. It had: local corn and tomatos, wild mushrooms, lobster, plus other veggies. WOW. So fab! I had the halibut for dinner, cooked in parchemtn with a veggie and lobster friccasse. Ryan had the open faced surf n turf - french toast briche topped with sirloin and lobster with a bearnaise sauce. MMM! For dessert I had a banana bread pudding with a berry reduction, vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream. Ryan had a berry trifle. HIGHLY recommended!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
4 overripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 c flour(I use w.wheat)
1/4 c canola oil
1 tsp baking soda
Mash bananas first, add the rest, mix in mixer, bake in greased loaf pan for 1 hour at 325.
I added 1 cup chocolate chips and baked for about 25 minutes for the muffins. Toothpick test works for doneness.
I made these a second time, this time instead of the various green spices (haha) I added a ton of garlic powder. I dont normally use garlic powder but I wanted them to have more of a crusty effect than what would be achieved with regular garlic. Ther turned out really well and I LOVED how the garlic powder gave the potatos a nice crusty finish. I added a little parmesan to top them with when serving.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
So if you are in the Canton CT area and looking for something different to try - Rubabs! Bill for 4 adults, with a bottle of wine and 3 desserts was about $100... so not too bad!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
I pitted the cherries and added all of them plus about 1/2 pint of blueberries to a small loaf pan and mixed them up. For the topping, I cut about 1/2 stick of butter into about 3/4 cup of oats, plus a tsp of cinnamon and a couple TB of brown sugar. Baked about 30 min at 350 until top was starting to brown. YUM!