Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th and 5th of July

Happy July 4th... Made Cookies and Cherry Pocket Pies. I have a weakness for cute baking pans. Williams-Sonoma has these cute pocket pie molds. First, if you have a pastry dough recipe that you are happy with use it. The recipe that came with the mold was not bad but I personally prefer my usual which is from the Silver Palate Cookbook. I have been using this recipe for years and it works. The results were perfect. A small cherry tart. Flaky and fresh.

The cookies were my mom's recipe which I made in a sheet pan. So I had bars instead of cookies. I made the choice of bars instead of cookies because I wanted to get out the kitchen sooner than later. My mom's chocolate cookie recipe it the best I have ever tasted. I worked with someone who's sister's cookies was a good runner up but he no longer works with me so they are a happy memory.

Anyway for dinner I dropped the alphabet idea because I had not put enough thought in to it. So we had Chicken Skewers with Zucchini. I marinated the chicken in olive oil, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt, pepper and oregano. I made Potatoes with 'Ino Pesto and Green Beans from the Simple Italian Snacks book. I added radishes and baby carrots, had a few in the fridge.

July 5th was another winner app, again from the Simple Italian Snacks book, Chickpea and Black Olive Bruschetta. I think this was my favorite Bruschetta of the weekend.

For dinner we had steaks with the leftover Potatoes with 'Ino Pesto and Green Bean from last night. Not a bad weekend.

1 comment:

Debi said...

Cookie recipe pretty please! I love to see variations on Choc. Chip recipes...don't know why, but I do. :)