I don’t have any pictures yet, but I racked. In less than 2 weeks, we’ll have bottled wine, which is exciting. If I ever get paid again, I’ll be buying a new thing of juice and starting another batch. Pictures and details will eventually make their way onto the forum, of course, but I’m just excited about the fact that more wine is about to make its way into my coffers.
So the week of soups comes to its thrilling conclusion, culminating in what Casey said was her favorite soup: Custom Tortilla Soup.
It’s custom because I didn’t want to make chicken tortilla because we had awesome chicken noodle earlier in the week and I didn’t want to compete with my own product. What I decided to do was to buy Skirt Steak, do a mexican-style marinade on it (salt, pepper, chili powder and lime juice, refrigerate for an hour or more), then pan-sear the steak and use the juices as part of the soup.
Pictures and more notes post-break.
So I made Broccoli Cheese Soup. It was yummy!
Last night’s Red Kidney Bean soup was pretty aces as well.
Taking recommendations for tomorrow’s soup as we speak. Might go to the Betty Crocker cookbook for suggestions, too.
After the break, there’s a bigger picture of tonight’s soup as well as a couple of musings about the start of this cooking theme project.
Two days down of my year’s first culinary experiment, and so far, I’m a happy camper. (Soon, I’d like to be a *real* camper, but that’s another story.)
First, as you probably saw on Facebook, I made Beef stew. Took forever to make, but turned out great. Glass of wine, helping of stew, Cowboys loss… great way to start the week.
Yesterday, I made a ginormous batch of Chicken Noodle Soup. Took less time (~3 hours) but was every bit as good. My first try at making chicken noodle soup and it turned out okay – victory! Emily came by just in time to get the first round straight from the pot, which was also nice. Of course, 7-quarts of soup makes enough for an army (or at least more than enough for three people), so I ended up freezing at least half of it. Someone remind me that it’s there.
After the break, there are a couple pics of the chicken noodle process and upcoming soup week notes.
Welcome to 2012, the home of culinary experimentation.
I’m going to play with themes-by-week this year, and I’m starting with soups. After the break, I’ll post my current thoughts on soups that I may make and I’ll solicit ideas for other soups and other weeks.
The internet is out at the office, so what do I do?
Write a blog post!
Thanksgiving came and went with nary a mention (Happy Thanksgiving!), and Scott & Sharon spent the weekend (with Drew & April spending a couple of days as well), also with nary a mention.
since last I’ve updated, there’s been a trip to Vegas (Monday through Wednesday), some ill-lit and hasty shooting, a brief talk at CSN that may be the start of a trend for PCW, the purchase of two of the oldest 1U servers still in working order, lots of computer nonsense, a little bit of wine drinking, lots of money spent and probably nothing really of note.
I saw in stark terms how much I have yet to do on myriad projects, and how much I have to learn, and for the first time (I think), I immediately thought of going to someone younger than me to show me how to do some tech crap because I don’t really know how to do it and would rather be shown than teach myself.