Thursday, July 9, 2009
Last night I baked a batch of wheat pita breads up - just for kicks. It was the recipe out of The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. They are TASTY. I'm very excited about my new forays in baking. They were chewy, puffy, golden brown, and tasted a lot like the pillow-y breads I had in NYC at Taim. Homemade bread is hard to beat. I just filled it with Hummus and had some crudite on the side for dinner. Awesome.
I made a few dishes the other night for some friends. The food turned out well and we all had a good meal.
Here's the menu for you:
Zucchini Patties- a Burwell family signature recipe (taken from some Mediterranean cookbook years ago).
Corn Slaw- a foodnetwork.com recipe, which I slightly modified by using broccoli slaw instead of regular cole slaw mix. The slaw was tossed with green onion, red bell pepper, 4 ears of corn cut off the cob, and 2 carrots, really finely chopped. The dressing on these was delicious-1/3 cup OJ concentrate thawed, 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar, and 1/3 cup canola oil, plus some salt and pepper.
Caprese Salad- stacks of tomatoes, mozzarella, shredded basil, and a drizzle of EVOO and balsamic vinegar
Some fresh and crusty wheat bread
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (from Cooking Light magazine) on top of vanilla frozen yogurt
Unfortunately, I forgot to take pics of everything before it was all eaten, but we got a few that captured the fun and some food.