Monday, October 18, 2010

Well Fed: Mi Casa

It's a well known fact that I don't love cooking because I can't just *whip* stuff up like most of the *chefs* in my family, and am a bit self-conscious of this. I'm becoming more comfortable in the kitchen and have recently broadened my scope beyond eggs and pancakes. E is my usual guinea pig, but Saturday night we had my parents and brother over to test out my emerging skills.

A lot easier to make than it looks or tastes!

I love me some potatoes, in almost any form!

I have to say, I was really proud of how everything turned out. I made soy sauce-molasses glazed pork tenderloin encrusted with pecans, Caesar mashed potatoes, and steamed veggies. For dessert, I made a scrumptious banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Everyone said they enjoyed dinner and Indy ate a whole lot, which always makes me happy. It definitely makes me want to cook more often!
Indy's piece was the one at the back, sans frosting, but he still enjoyed every crumb!

5 comments:

Indie.Tea October 18, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

What yummy comfort foods :)

tschitschi October 19, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

seems like a pretty advanced meal to me for someone who claims not to cook much - it looks delecious :)

Faiza October 19, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

great job! looks so yummy!
lucky for your folks that they got such great company too!

Claire Kiefer October 20, 2010 at 12:04 PM  

Doesn't sound like your an amateur cook to me! Everything looks perfect . . . except Indy had to sacrifice cream cheese frosting??? I'm surprised he's still speaking to you. ;) heehee.

bklyn76 October 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

@Indie.Tea--thanks for stopping by! It was definitely a *comfort* meal!

@tschitschi--haha, I'm good at making things look more complicated than they are!

@Faiza--it was pretty yummy! I'm still thinking about those potatoes!

@Claire--I'm a good faker! Indy will get his fill of icing on his 2nd bday! [and then I'll try to deny him the sticky goodness until he's 3...haha!]

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