Showing posts from June 12, 2011

Oldies but Goodies - Recap

While visiting the great state of California, I am doing all the cooking (and the picking up and the sweeping and the clothes washing and the putting away, but I digress ...) .  Aside from the honey-vanilla pudding the other day, I'm not concocting anything new.  But rather than deprive you, Dear Reader, of something to read, here is a recap of some of the dishes I have whipped up so far:

Chicken soup, of course!  TheDaughter managed to slurp up and hold down some of the broth.
Barbecued a few skirt steaks (for the rest of us).   Used leftover skirt steak to make sliders.  Nothing fancy, not even a recipe:  using fingers (preferably clean) or two forks, shred the skirt steak.  Pile the shreds on sliced-open dinner rolls (we used whole grain to be healthy), drip on some honey-barbecue sauce, then top with cole slaw.  Sever with remaining cole slaw along with potato salad on the side. Note -- you can use store-bought salads; I'll never tell.

Challah.  I'm making a second chal…

Honey Vanilla Pudding

Disclaimer -- this week's photos are brought to you by theHubby's cell phone and the bare-bones photo mutilating editing software that came with his laptop. Very dark cooking utensils provided by the newly-weds-to-be (easier to photograph cookware will be on their registry ... I hope).

We are visiting the Left Coast to help theDaughter, who is undergoing round 4 of chemo.  AlmostSonInLaw purchased a honking large bar of Valrhona chocolate for me to make something out of it with (I didn't major in English, Dear Reader ... chill).

So I made a batch of honey vanilla pudding.

Of course.

daDaughter doesn't care for chocolate.. Chocolate pudding will be made later.  Honey Vanilla pudding is a step easier since no chocolate needs harming in its production.

Honey Vanilla Pudding
makes 4 servings

2 Tbl. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg yolk
2 cups milk (low-fat okay; do not use skim)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
cinnamon, to garnish (optional)
whipped cream (optional…