- Barbecued Pulled Chicken on Potato Buns
- Sweet Corn
- Fruit Salad
- Kona Longboard Island Lager
- Häagen-Dazs Bars
hot dog buns I made a few month ago, the hamburger buns were reasonably uniform in size and shape. I probably should have let them rise longer but they still came out well, soft with nice flavor but still strong enough to stand up to the wet filling. A nice fringe benefit is the left over mashed potatoes. I fried these in a little butter, seasoned them with some salt and pepper, topped with ketchup, and enjoyed a snack.
At it most basic level, bread is made from just four ingredients: flour, salt, yeast, and water. While these buns have a few additional ingredients, they come a lot closer to the simple recipe than those you buy at the supermarket. Next time you buy supermarket bread, look at the list of ingredients and count how many there are. How many do you recognize and how many can you even pronounce? Might it be worth the extra effort to make your own bread which tastes better, has much better texture, and is probably healthier, than anything you can buy.
101 Cooking for Two and the America's Test Kitchen Feed. The unhusked corn was placed in the microwave and cooked for four minutes an ear. The stalk end of the corn was then cut off and the husk removed. It didn't just slip off as described though slitting the husks before pulling it off helped. As I went through the four ears of corn, however, I got better at the process and any difficulties I had may disappear with more experience. Even the silk slips right off the corn and there is little left to pick off. It was an interesting approach and worked pretty well once I started to get the hang of it.
I made a seasonal salad using fruits that we had at hand: watermelon, peach, nectarine, apple, and banana. I sprinkled a little lemon juice over the fruit to help prevent the banana and apple from turning brown.
For Caryn we bought some vegetarian chicken and mixed it with the barbecue sauce so she had very much the same meal as we did. Alex had dinner with us, too, and even with three of us eating the chicken sandwiches we had a lot left over, our portion sizes are apparently smaller than those of the recipe writers.
A lesson to learn from this meal is to be more careful when planning so there is enough time to prepare the food given other commitments. Creating extra pressure on yourself to get the food on the table before it gets too late to eat is not as enjoyable as having time to enjoy your time in the kitchen.
Potato Burger Buns
Barbecued Pulled Chicken