Whenever I mention making some Indian food, K almost always wants chicken with some sort of sauce. And up to now, it was always roasting it in the oven and then either marinating the chicken with a yogurt sauce (and serving extra sauce on the side) or making a tomato/cream sauce. Now, I have a new method I can use when the weather is cooperating: the grill!
Have you been cooped up and wanting some activities with your kids? Depending on the age of your munchkins, you can get some of their help. Since mine is still too young to even fully understand scissors and hot/cold, I made the crafts for him to play with.
Buying groceries is a necessary chore whether you have a food blog or not. I actually enjoy grocery shopping most of the time, even with a baby. Toddler shopping has been even more fun because he loves to interact with everything and everyone around us. Besides, when I used to shop on my own, I would talk things out in my head. Now? I get to talk things out…out loud. People don’t think I’m crazy, just a cute mom who loves talking to her kid. 😉 It’s more fun to comment on how sweet the pineapples smell when you have an audience, than if you’re just thinking about it.
So much confusion. First, you’re getting two posts in a row (did you see the ice cream yesterday?? I love the cookie butter chips in it). Second, you haven’t had a Tips-y Tuesday post for a while. And then third, sugar snap peas in October….I know. Not quite seasonal, but I hadn’t had a chance to share it since I made them in September. And who knows, you might get lucky and snag a bag from Costco like I did.
Have you heard of Taiyaki before? Basically, picture a waffle in the shape of a fish with a filling inside. A traditional filling is red bean paste, but you can find many kinds. At a food stand near us, they even have one filled with bacon! I was inspired to fill some waffles of my own with some American-style fillings. For today, I am sharing my successes with cookie butter and jam, and this brings back a first Tips-y Tuesday in a while!
This post is by far not done. I definitely am still in the beginning stages of learning to decorate cakes, but as I learn tips, I will share them here. It was great having my friend Lisa over to practice making cakes. We made a chocolate cake from the Miette cookbook, then used French buttercream to decorate both. Hers was beautiful:
Mine was a work in progress: