Making Homemade Pasta Carbonara
Every holiday is about traditions. Even Halloween has a tradition in our house and it’s called Roasted Corn Chowder.
Last weekend I was thrilled to host my family for a Sunday evening garden themed dinner party. My brother and his family were in town from Atlanta so I thought it might be fun to incorporate peaches into the menu.
Everybody needs a “go to” dessert that looks (and tastes) like it took a long time to make when in reality it took about ten minutes. I have a recipe in my cookbook for berry cobbler that is exactly that. The ingredients are always in my kitchen and it takes no time to make. The recipe is called Mary Liz’s (not Leslie’s) Berry Cobbler.
One of the good things about having jet lag is that you can tackle big projects after your husband goes to bed. Last week it was 10:00 pm and I decided to make jam. I thought it was going to take me an hour, as indicated in the recipe. But I made a few mistakes along the way which kind of elongated the timing. I rationalized that staying up until 3:00 am to finish a project would normally be a bad thing. But since it was really only 10:00 pm in Auckland, and I still had jet lag, then I was wide awake. Well, kind of. Maybe I was awake when I started slicing the strawberries.
I love to entertain. But I am not crazy about cooking dinner Monday through Friday because I get bored cooking the same “midweek dinners”. (And that usually always involves my bbq.) Part of the problem is when I ask Dave what he wants for dinner his answer is usually “Anything is fine”.