Welcome To The Funhouse....
Hey swap-boters. Welcome to my blog project. Have a look around. There are some great recipes you should look at (like the February 6th and 7th-Ice Cream with Currants and Marsala & January 28th - Pork Medallions with Chili Maple Sauce).
This project started off with a daily calendar I got for Christmas ("Bon Appetit Fast, Easy, and Fresh"). I didn't know what I was going to do with it (I'm not a calendar person), so my first inclination was to just put it in a box somewhere in the garage. But, as I started looking at it, I noticed that each day had a different recipe:
Monday = Tip Days, No recipe which means no cooking!
Tuesdays = Main Course
Wednesdays = Side Dish
Thursdays = Main Course
Fridays = Cocktails or Hors d'oeuvres
Saturdays and Sundays = Desserts
So I immediately thought I could do a total rip off of the Julie & Julia thing and cook my way through the entire year and rate the recipes on how Fast, Easy, and Fresh they actually are. Not only would I be able to try new recipes and hoan my chef skills, but I would actually use the calendar I was given! Honestly, it's only February and it's been a lot of hard work!
I've been balancing this project with my teaching job at a culinary school and a retail job. Pepper in all the different activities I've been doing at the school (their fine dining series, symposium projects, research papers, and other catered events) and I've been one busy guy. But I'm glad I've started this. This project gives me an opportunity to tell some stories, give cooking tips, and share my chef life with all of you.
So enjoy. Oh and happy President's Day (hope you found a good deal on a mattress). Come back tomorrow for some frittata!
To all my regular blog followers: As you can tell, I did a little face lift on my blog. Since spring will be coming soon, I thought it was time to spruce it up with a little greenery (to get into the mood). Plus, the black was starting to depress me. And sorry, Carly, I took your picture off my page. It'll return at some point.