Hey guys, I have a few pics I wanted to upload.
The other night, I made a “Brie en Croute” for the very first time. I’ve had brie before, but this was my first time doing the making. I love puffed pastry (as well as phyllo dough) so I wanted to give it a shot. I added dried cranberries on the bottom and it added a nice touch. As for the rind, I didn’t really know what to do with it so I left it on. I know a lot of cheese has mold involved but didn’t know penicillin was the culprit for this case. After checking out some info about the rind, it was too late to take it off (baked and out of the oven already) so Mumzi, who has a penicillin allergy, just peeled it off. A lot of people with the allergy, it turns out, can eat brie rind with no issues but I wanted to be safe and not risk it. It looked so pretty with the pastry decorations and I really didn’t want to cut it open! Even the inside looked festive!
For dinner last night, I made a yummy “spoon bread” to go with our white chicken chili. It was delicious!
Spoon Bread with chilies and cheese:
16 oz. Cream
3/4 C. Milk
1/3 C. Shortening
1 C. Corn Meal
1 C. Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
4 oz. can Green Chilies
1 1/2 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Combine all ingredients, pour into a greased cake pan and bake for 45 minutes at 400*. Plate and enjoy!
(I also ended up adding 1 C. of Whole wheat flour to my batch)
The night before Thanksgiving, Archie and I spent the evening at my sister’s while he fixed her computer. She and I spent our time in the kitchen with the boys making and decorating some delicious lemon sugar cookies. We made penguins, snowflakes and other Christmas related shapes. The boys (when taking a break from being rambuncious) helped spread icing and sprinkle them with some of decorations I brought. All in all, they had fun…And I still have a ton of cookies to make!
As for the baby shower I went to on Sunday, she loved the cake (so did most guests). I was really excited about how it turned out! Pretty and super PINK! =D