Nov 8, 2010
Let me start by saying that macaroni and cheese is my FAVORITE dish! I LIVE for good mac and cheese! I could do without sweets but not without cheesy noodles of deliciousness :)
Today I made this recipe. Let me begin by saying that I also love love LOVE the grating attachment on my new food processor.
That took about five seconds to complete!! The sauce required making a roux with butter and flour, adding milk and dry mustard, tempering eggs and finishing with cheese. There are no action shots because making the sauce went quickly and required constant attention. Here's the finished product.
Matt and I paired the mac and cheese with some chicken cutlets that he made by dredging chicken in eggs and a flour/ seasoned breadcrumbs mixture then cooking in vegetable oil over medium heat.
All I'm going to say is good thing I had brown rice and veggies for lunch! This was a beyond delicious meal. The chicken had a nice crispy coating and the mac and cheese was so creamy! I would highly recommend this recipe although next time I think I will stick with just sharp cheddar. It does require a lot of babysitting though but is definitely worth it!
Last night, Matt and I went to see the LA Galaxy (aka the team David Beckham is on!) Here are some neat shots of the sunset as we were driving over:
We bought a coupon deal from Living Social for $12 tickets earlier in the week. Clearly a lot of people bought the coupon and the stadium was not equipped for it because it took over an hour to get in and we ended up missing a good part of the first half of the game :( Bummer!
Once inside, we had a lot of fun. It was my first live soccer game :)
And we won!!! It was a fun and different thing to do on a Sunday. Anywayssss.... Matt picked up the new Kinect for XBox and the Ubisoft Your Shape Fitness Evolved workout program for it! I've been watching him act a fool jumping around in front of the television while I blog and now it's my turn!!!
Nov 6, 2010
Hello, hello! It's been a little while since I last blogged. I'm afraid I've been in kind of a food rut since I made sugar cookies for Halloween. But have no fear! Matt and I stopped at the grocery store today and I have a few fun recipes in store for this week :)
I'm usually at somewhat of a loss as far as what to bake. I scour Tastespotting and Food Gawker throughout the week and constantly email myself recipes that catch my fancy. However, picking one is another story! Perhaps it was the overwhelming amount of cookies I've baked lately or the picture of ultra-fudgey brownies that caught my eye but a few days ago I proclaimed, "the next thing I bake will be BROWNIES!". I also knew I wanted fudgey, not cakey. Having remembered seeing JUST the kind on Technicolor Kitchen, I settled on her Tartine's Brownies.
Butter and chocolate. Be still my chocolate-loving heart!
The recipe required 5 eggs and beating them with brown sugar, salt and vanilla for five minutes. Then folding in the melted butter and chocolate.
Sift the flour...
Look at that crack! The crackly top of brownies are the BEST part!!!
These brownies did not hold back on the fudgeyness! In fact, Matt thought they might have been undercooked. But they're not, they're just that fudgey!! This is a great recipe and so easy to make.
Sometimes I forget that this blog is also a place to share my love of fashion and fitness and I just let food bully them out of the picture. Well, I want to share some pictures from a couple fun events I was able to attend in the last couple weeks.
Here are me and my friend Natalie at the Ford and Ching" Fall event that our friend Nicole invited us to. Natalie and I are hugging one of Scale 1:1's hug-able Supernova lights. You can read more about the event (and see if you can spot me in another picture) here!
Also be sure to check me out in this video from a past Ford and Ching event. I'm at (about) the 1:07 mark. I'm so famous now!
And here I am with blogger and fashion stylist extraordinaire Stylish Faith at the Elyse Walker website launch party. It was great hanging out with Faith and Natalie (unpictured) and spending the night surrounded by outrageously amazing fashions! The leopard print wedge booties (bottom middle and here) stole my heart!! But alas, with a price tag of $1,195.00 our love will never be. I will have to admire from afar...
I am very excited about an extra hour of sleep tonight (don't forget to set your clocks!!!) Nighty night :)