Sunday, March 28, 2010

Recipes #25 & #26: Shalom!

(68 recipes to go.)
Java with my girlfriends at Off The Leaf Coffee Bar is a marvelous way to start the day! And on this particular morning, I brought along a snack that deserves a posting of the recipe. Latkes, in honor of Paige & I attending the Shabbat service at the Synagogue the previous night. (It was interesting! Between the Hebrew, Torah, & meeting with the Rabbi; we learned a lot about Judaism!) Plus, I just finished a couple books about Anne Frank & latkes, so I was definately in the mood for a Jewish treat. They were as easy to make as they were delicious!
Apple Cinnamon Latkes:
Process 1 egg, 3 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and 1/3 c water for about 5 seconds, until well mixed. Add 1 1/2 peeled & quartered apples. Pulse 2 or 3 times. Add 1 1/2 more peeled & quartered apples and 1/2 c flour. Pulse several times then process 15 seconds. Heat 1/4 c vegetable or melt 2 tbsp margarine in pan. Spoon 1/4 tablespoon of batter for each pancake, into the frying pan. Fry until the edges are brown. Turn with a slotted spatula and brown the other side. Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle 1/2 c cinnamon & 1 tsp sugar mixture over the warm latkes. Enjoy!
This weekend's lone cookbook recipe was the Herb Crusted Filet Mignon with Port Wine Sauce,being as Travis was intensely craving steak. (Yeah, only one recipe due to this beautiful weather not leaving much time for cooking!) And, ooh yes, this was as scrumptious as it sounds. A great indulence that we accompanied with a repeat recipe; Walnut Gorgonzola Salad from Recipe #22. We (especially Travis) love that combination of mixed greens, onions, apples, cheese, walnuts & dressing! Mmm, good meal...
~Rating of Filet Mignon with Port Wine Sauce: Travis gave it 8 stars (out of 10), and I gave it 9.
~Rating of Walnut Gorgonzola Salad: 8.5 stars (out of 10).
~Quote of the day: "I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out." -Anne Frank
~Music while cooking: UFC fights & Amazing Race.

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