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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007
2:28 pm
New Years
Has anyone heard of any plans for a New Years Eve party? 'Cause it's usually at Red Robin's house, but she won't be in town by then!

I'm asking because I'm thinking of offering up my house and my dad's fudge, but I'm curious what other people are planning.
Sunday, July 1st, 2007
4:46 pm

Has anyone else noticed a disturbing lack of cooking in their lives? 'Cause I want cooking! How about next weekend? Thoughts, especially re: venue or menu options?

Current Mood: hungry
Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
5:18 am
I'm back in the states now, though not quite in Madison yet, but I really want to get this planned! Did anyone have any feedback about the 28th or 29th? Specifically, to the possible hosts (Robin S, Christie and Robin G, Jenny S), how do you feel about either Thursday or Friday next week?

As to menu options, I've brought back a few recipe books from France that I'm planning to look through for inspiration. So far there is this chocolate cake thingy that has like molten chocolate in the middle of it that could be fun to try... other ideas? Fondue is of course always good.

Current Mood: hungry
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
5:26 am
Holiday Awkward Cooking?
I suggest the 28th or 29th, as well as perhaps a new years thingy?

Preliminary info gathering:
When is everyone available? I'll be available from the 22nd to the 2nd of January - short I know, but I want cooking!!
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 1st 2nd

Do others want to do this?
Edit 12/5 3:15 CST Apparently that's a yes. *grins*

Whose houses might be available? I don't think I can do it at my house, due to current family issues, but if that changes I'll let y'all know.
Edit 12/5 1:18 CST Jenny's house, Red's house or Christie and Clover's awesartment are apparently available, though the apartment lacks some higher order cookware.

Current Mood: hungry
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
10:45 am
mashed winter squash with ginger
My favorite new winter comfort food.

-preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-scrub a winter squash (e.g. acorn, butternut, etc)
-bake until it can be pierced easily with a toothpick (all the way through, not just through the rind)(basically until it's squishy enough to mash with a fork). this can take 30min-1hr, depending on the size & etc of the squash.
-when it's done, cut in halves, scoop out the seeds, peel, and mash in a bowl. (though peeling isn't necessary for acorn squash)

for every C of squash (approximately), add:
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ginger
a little warm cream or orange juice.

enjoy! it takes forever, but the actual time you'll spend worrying about it will be 15 minutes, tops.
and the ingredients are all likely to be in your pantry already, minus the squash which is easy to find and CHEAP.
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
3:52 pm
that CHICKEN thing!
So, I love this page now, because I am putting together recipes that I will cook for my host family while in France. But alas, there is one recipe that I want that is not here! We cooked it last year at Jenny's house, a chicken thing that I only vaguely remember as being delicious! We sauteed chicken, 'cause I remember helping with that, and we had bread pudding for dessert. Does anyone know whose recipe that was? Or rather, can anyone help me track it down in the next week, so that I can cook it in France?

Current Mood: hungry
Saturday, August 12th, 2006
4:06 pm
I just made a blender drink with
some coffee
some frozen strawberries
some vanilla chocolate chip ice cream
and some tequila

and it turned out pretty good. I mean, obviously ice cream and strawberries and tequila are good, but the coffee actually works in a really interesting way.

that's all. there's a special on the history channel about moonshiners. I'm going to get back to that.
Friday, July 7th, 2006
11:38 am
Shit, you guys, this is RIDORKULOUS. I demand my cooking and eating. Let's get this thing off the ground!
Reply to this with your best days, times, etc. I'm thinking a picnic theme this week - cook it and eat it...outside!
My best days are Monday and Tuesday, but I can do any day after 7ish.
I've got dessert this week - big ol' cookie thing with a fruit topping. Who wants to make what?
I could host if absolutely necessary, but after this week's party, I'm a little hosted out (and my mother is even more so), so I'd really prefer if someone else could take it this time around.
Thursday, June 29th, 2006
11:00 am
It be Thursday. Red and I want to cook, but neither of us is in a position to organize it (stranded at work until evening). Can anyone else help with calling & etc? Red says her house is available as a last resort, but elsewhere would be better. I'm free after 6ish, and Red after 6:30ish.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
11:03 am
Missing Student Found Dead in Lake

Found 1:45 yesterday afternoon, about a quarter mile from the 1200 block of Sherman Ave.

I'm very glad we don't swim on Sundays.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
12:06 pm
cheesy cauliflower curry souffle
1 medium head cauliflower cut into small florets
*1 C grated sharp provolone cheese
... curry powder
3 eggs, separated
... flour
1 C milk
2 tbs butter
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to cook:
1. cook cauliflower in boiling water until tender, ~10-20 minutes. drain and cool, then mash in a blender or with potato masher.
2. in medium saucepan, melt butter. add flour and whisk over medium heat about 1 minute.
3. add milk and bring to a boil, whisking until sauce thickens, ~2-3 minutes after it's started boiling. add cheese and curry powder and remove from heat.
4. let cool slightly, then add egg yolks one at a time, beating until mixed. add to cauliflower mash.
5. in a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. this takes forever and can really hurt your shoulder if you don't have an electric mixer. however, "Could you beat my egg whites for me?" is a pick-up line every woman should use. Awkward Double Entendre of the day!
6. fold egg whites into cauliflower mixture.
7. bake in large casserole dish at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

I'll edit with exact amounts once I can find the damn cookbook.
12:04 pm
carrot & walnut pie (not a dessert)
1 lb carrots, sliced
*1 deep dish, 9" wide frozen pie crust, thawed (or make your own crust and put it in the pie dish)
1 C walnut pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbs butter, melted
**... garlic salt
... curry powder
... black pepper, ground
4 eggs
... half and half
... flour

to make:
1. cook carrots, pepper, garlic (not garlic salt) with 1/4 C water in saucepan on medium heat, covered, until carrots are tender (10-20 minutes).
2. in blender, puree carrot mixture, adding eggs 1 at a time until smooth.
3. transfer to mixing bowl, and whisk in half-and-half, flour, and curry powder.
4. in another, small bowl, mix garlic salt, butter, and walnut pieces.
5. line bottom of pie crust with walnuts, pressing firmly into the dough.
6. add carrot puree, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

* lacking a deep dish pie crust? use two regular ones to avoid overflowing the carrots.
** actual numbers pending
Friday, June 2nd, 2006
8:57 pm
Let's get this party of tasty started! Thursday upcoming? Any houses to volunteer their kitchens? I desire awkward deliciousness!
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
12:42 am
awkward moment #213498190340192390812039821
I had a very awkward thirty seconds where I was wet and naked in front of a well-lit window that faces both W. Johnson and a tall, densely inhabited wall of windows. Then I made it to the light switch.

Thanks, makeshift shower-window-curtain, just thanks.

Rice pudding recipe to follow!
Tuesday, December 27th, 2005
8:56 pm
I was thinking Paella for dinner on Saturday night, 'cause it's one of my most favorite things. It is by far the most complex thing we've cooked, but could be worth it! We can also skip some ingredients (lobster, for example), as this is mostly like a stew.
Here's a Paella recipe, for those who don't know what it isCollapse )

Current Mood: hopeful
8:37 pm
New Year's Eve
Alright, anyone who reads this is invited, just RSVP (I almost added "please" but then remembered that that's what RSVP means, "please respond").

The festivities will begin at 5 (or a bit earlier) with Awkward Cooking. My ideas are settling around Paella or some sort of stew/curry, and chocolate fondue for dessert. Anyone with suggestions and/or contributions should post! We'll strive to eat at around 8, though we'll see how that goes.

At about 9, people who don't feel like cooking or eating what we cook for you should show up for movies and snacks and hanging out. My parents have offered up our crackers and cheese, plus veggies and dip; perhaps nachos, popcorn, or candy should be available too? Plus, of course, fake champagne! Movies may be suggested and brought, preferably comedies (Airplane!, Blazing Saddles, Men in Tights, The Ref...).

So, again, please RSVP (damn, forgot). And please offer suggestions for food, movies, etc.

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
8:35 pm
Friday (day before Xmas eve) for cooking?

Also, who can host?
Sunday, December 11th, 2005
12:15 pm
Who would be free for/interested in an Awkward Cooking on Thursday, the...22nd? of December?
Monday, December 5th, 2005
8:34 pm
I have a STRONG urge to hand out copies of Hamlet to y'all and see what happens when we attempt to act it out with no rehearsal whatsoever. & wearing feather boas.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
4:01 pm
Is the Saturday bonfire happening?

Current Mood: curious
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