Sunday, November 6, 2011

home cooking

Cardo and I were lucky enough to have a date night on Friday. We didn't do much, nothing fancy, but we did actually cook at home. I keep saying that we should do that on our date nights, but we often end up eating out. Last time, we were very much less than impressed with the restaurant we chose and we won't be returning. At least at home, we don't have to worry about bad service and we're more likely to cook something healthy at home.

So, Friday, we roasted some Brussels sprouts with apples and turkey bacon. It was good. I keep thinking that I'll like Brussels sprouts more than I do, but then I have to remind myself that I've made them, like, twice. I totally believe that the more often I eat them, the more I'll like them. I think I'm right. We also cooked some pineapple (we just put in in the cast iron skillet on the rangetop) and it ended up fabulous!

Lest you imagine that's all I ate, fear not. We also baked some potatoes, but, geez, that takes forever. I suggested we put the potatoes in before the Brussels sprouts, but we needed more than just ten minutes. So, we had a two-course meal.

I also made Cardo watch Jumping Jack Flash with me. He can't get over the fact that I watched it when I was a kid.

[Not the cleanest language in this clip, just to let you know.]

"Jumpin' Jack Flash - Telephone Booth Scene"


Kat said...

1. The late Mitch Hedman has a bit about how he just puts potatoes in the oven because you never know when you will want them and they take forever to cook. Funny.

2. I like to cut brussel sprouts in half add a little olive oil pepper and kosher salt and bake them in a 400 degree oven until they are crisp. Yum.

v said...

1. Seriously, with the potatoes. I actually missed the microwave that night. Thanks for sharing this bit.

2. Sounds so good. That is what I do with broccoli (okay, pretty much any vegetable I roast) because I like the broccoli to be nice and very crispy. I still have some brussels sprouts and I'll be doing this. And, I'll be wondering why I didn't before.