Thursday, October 9, 2008
Cooking for Friends
Well I spent about $90 at the Grocery, buying up different spices and a few steaks. I talked, what has become "the crew" (Travis, Graham, and Hollie) into letting me cook for them so we split the cost of the groceries and away I went. I bought a rack of ribs, 2 New York strips, and a whole bunch of sides, loaded mashed potatoes, steamed mushrooms, asparagus, stuffed bell peppers (my own recipe, (Andie you would be proud, I use goat cheese in the stuffing)) and a new idea of Balsamic vinegar butter for the rib eyes. Well everyone ate just a sample of each. Everyone thought it was fantastic, but I guess with myself being the biggest critic, I personally thought when I reduced the Balsamic Vinegar that I burnt it, so it had a bit smokey taste to it, that I didn't care much for. Also I over cooked the steaks, so instead of being a nice pink medium rare, they came out medium well. And the loaded potatoes just didn't have enough cheese. All and all I think I have 3 guaranteed patrons when I open my restaurant. I am really looking forward to having my family try some of the things I have come up with, maybe they'll let me do some of the cooking when we all get together for the holidays. I just hope they don't mind getting a little bit fattened up. It has to be healthier than McDonald's but its sure not tofu.