Monday, May 18, 2009

It's Still Monday Where I Live

, so technically, this is still Menu Plan Monday. But my-oh-my, I've got to start posting some recipes on Ye Olde Neglected Blog again. I tried a recipe this past week for a Lemon Pound Cake that I thought sounded great, and which I hoped I would be able to post about. It was exceptionally labor intensive--zesting and supreming four lemons, making lemon sugar, warming the eggs separately, etc--and I had very high hopes for its success. And the cake fell short. Literally. My cake fell. Short. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be a huge deal, except for the fact I was making it for a friend's wedding reception, a time when you want your food to be pretty perfect. The good news is that when it was cut up, it looked fine, and it still tasted good. The bad news is that it took me so long to make this cake that I will never make it again. It was good, but not worth all of the effort. So, long story short, I won't be posting a recipe for Lemon Pound Cake, at least until I can find a recipe that is much, much simpler.

ALSO, I've been cooking from memory and without safety nets a lot lately, not really using "recipes," and making lots of stuff that either a) needs no recipe to make, or b) I've already posted. Hmmmm. Maybe I need to spice it up a bit?

On deck this week.....

(we had the Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Salad that I didn't make on Saturday)

BBQ Ribs
Roasted Sweet Corn
Klondike Rose Potato Salad

Hawaiian Chicken
Rice Pilaf

Grilled Steak Salad
with homemade dressing and croutons

Turkey Club Sandwiches
(on Naan)

Maple Sesame Bacon Fried Rice
Homemade Egg Rolls (or pot stickers, if I'm feeling adventuresome)

Takeout, I hope!

1 comment:

Jennifer Godale said...

My family LOVES fried rice. They ask for it so often that I am starting to get a little bored with my recipe. Yours sounds like a neat kind and I would love to see a recipe for it.