Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday with Julia - Roast Leg of Lamb

I think at several moments today it was mentioned that we should probably just leave the house rather than stick our heads into the oven to sniff all the yummy smell that was emanating from there.

I cannot say that I made this Sunday all about Julia and I. I did not. For today was Easter Sunday. I brought Julia along with me on a mission of thanks and praise of all I have in this world.

ALL I have I owe to him. He is risen. Happy Easter.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Roast Chicken

There is something to be said for Sunday Chicken Dinner. Maybe a bit of nostalgia, a childhood memory.... who knows. At the suggestion of my friend Martha (and due to an imposed dietary regime) this week's "Sunday with Julia" left me a little fixated with a simpler time - my childhood and Sunday dinners at my grandparents' house.

There were only ever two things on the menu. Flat iron steaks with mushroon pan gravy and peas OR - chicken dinner.

I decided against the full bird today. I just refuse to pay 3.99/lb for carcass when I can have .99/lb quarters (I like the dark meat anyways).

Having inherited a bush of rosemary this past week, roasted veggies seemed the logical choice to accompany my chicken.

Winner winner chicken dinner! LOL! Bon Appetite!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quiche Aux Fruits De Mer -Shrimp Quiche (or Lobster or Crab for that Matter ;))

A "nice light supper" is what I thought. 1/2 stick of butter and a pint of heavy whipping cream later? We have Julia's Shrimp Quiche! Sounds light enough right? LOL!

The only thing I can think of to describe this is "my seafood chowder in a pie". Of course you'd have had to have tasted my seafood chowder to appreciate that.

Sinfully rich and full of shrimp yumminess. My crust got a little darker than I would have liked before the filling set and it's not quite as pretty as some that I've seen photographed... There's only a half pan left for someone going back for seconds and thirds. :)

Success! :)