Saturday, December 5, 2009

More leftover!?!

More left overs! Hah. It's so easy to throw in a bento. Sorry no cute bentos, but I promise I will take the time on a cute one soon!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Turkey update, and leftover bento!

know it isn't thanksgiving, or christmas. So most of you are wondering, "Why roast a turkey on a random thursday?" Well, because it's almost friday and I didn't want to make a turkey catastophe public to my family if possible.  However this was a meal to be very proud of. It came out fabulous. I never realized turkey wasn't soposed to be a dry tasteless bird. I was in love with turkey all over again after the first bite!

My beautiful brown turkey! It got a little too dark in some places but it was sooo good.

Okay, for some people this might be gross. That is a turkey neck in potatoes and carrots. It turned out fabuloso. I used just a little bit of turkey drippings from the pan to give it some seasoning. And cooked it for a good two hours in my le crueset (love these pans) and it was fall apart potato goodness.

And last but not least, the leftovers bento! We will be eating turkey for awhile after this. But I have a big slice of turkey underneath carrots, stuffing and potatoes. Kiwi, oranges, and concord grapes. Note: Concord grapes are heavenly. This was my first time getting my hands on some. They are not like any other grape I have ever had. You peel away the skin and get a dark purple outer layer that melts away, then a tangy center almost like a jelly ball of goodness. I don't know if they are that easy to come by, or if i just overlooked them before but they are well worth the price.

The smells in my kitchen.

Not exactly a bento! But, I was off today so I decided to finally get around to attempting a few different things in the kitchen. I will definitly post pictures of the finished products but for now here are some starters.

Candied Lemons:
I got this recipie from Martha Stewart!
It only takes 1 lemon, 1 cup of sugar, and a cup of water.

My first ever turkey:
Now this isn't finished yet, but this was my first attempt at roasting a turkey. I put stove top stuffing up it's hieney, rubbed it with savory 5 season blend and garlic. I also injected it with a garlic and butter  sauce.

My kitchen smells heavenly right now. Between the turkey and the sweet smell of lemons it's damn near mouth watering. I will be sure to post up the finished products. I plan on dipping the lemons partially in chocolate. I am testing them out first before I make a huge batch as christmas candies to give out!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Oranges, apricots, and carrots oh my!

Was in an orange mood apparently today! Had to break up the color with a green pepper. Stir fry in the bottom tier with corn and red pepper. Oranges and apricot rows, carrots and weiner blossoms.

My Blog list isn't updating everyone anymore. Any ideas why, and how I can fix this?