Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Joys of Cooking

So this past weekend, I got to sample some of my Mom's cooking for Columbus Day Weekend which inspired me to cook some more in the kitchen. I would have taken video, but the camera kind of died, so no bueno.

Tonight I went to the grocery store and got the ingredients for Smoky Chipotle and Cheddar Mac. The recipe is from here. It seemed easy and so I made it, even though it was on Rachel Ray's show.

Verdict: Christ it took a long time. I had three separate pots going. I was shredding cheese and chopping onion and watching pasta and chorizo. It was exhausting. In the end, I have a crap load of pasta. The sauce is a little watery. I don't have enough cooking knowledge to know how that happened. I think it should have been thicker. Maybe I needed to use more hips when I was making it. No clue.

I'll be eating this for the next 4 days. Which is good as my routine 30K service at the Toyota dealer cost around 600 beans. No wonder Toyotas never need work done. None of the owners bring them in. Just when I think I'm saving a little...they pull me back in.


maikib said...

maybe more boobs instead of hips...

Anonymous said...

I'm just catching up on GrahamTalk, so:
-glad your boobs are ok. I will lovingly caress them next time to make sure you don't feel ropey.
-btw, maybe your doctor meant "Mr. Roper," not ropey. Which would explain a couple of things.
-Next time I'm in Boston, I'm forcing you to stop eating crap.

Tory Davis said...

That recipe is weird. It probably came out watery because it called for a full cup of chicken stock in a cream sauce~ eccchhh? That's crazy!
In the future you can always reduce it further (simmer longer) and do a little more whisking to combine.
But I commend you for making the effort, that's great! It takes a little longer to make food from scratch, but it tastes better (usually :), makes your house more of a home, and if you make plenty then you get leftovers so you don't have to cook for days.
Certain dishes you can even freeze for later (but not ones with dairy-based sauces). I like to do that. Then two weeks later I'm so glad to have a homemade 'frozen dinner.'
I hope there's video next time!