On my mini-getaway I asked my mom what I could make that would be the most helpful for her (and if I baked something then the two of us would be the only ones to eat it all.. bad idea). She is having some friends down for a few days and said I could make their Thursday lunch.
So I’m on a mini escape to the shore for a few days, but I couldn’t leave my husband without dinner. When I mentioned this to a friend, she said “I hope he knows how spoiled he is”. So to explain, it’s not that I make things like this for dinner all the time, it’s that if I’m not there to make SOMETHING for him, he just won’t eat or he will eat a couple of Cliff bars from Wawa. So the reason I’m leaving him with dinner is that I want him around and I’m concerned about his diet/health when I’m not around. Bottom line, don’t give me too much credit for making his dinners ahead. Selfishness is at it’s base.
I’ve been seriously jonesin’ for risotto lately, which is strange because I almost never make it. Comfort food for dinner tonight!
Yay for Jersey peaches! Whoooooooo. One of my top five favorite foods is a July Jersey peach. Wowsa.
“Becca… these raspberries will GO BAD if you don’t eat them TOMORROW MORNING. We are at SEA LEVEL”. Says my mom, obviously.
When my mom knows I’m coming to the shore, she stocks up on fruits and veggies because she knows how much I love them. Only problem is, she then worries about them and reminds me every day that I need to use them up so they don’t go bad. As she jetted out the door yesterday her last words were.. DON’T FORGET THE CORN!
Profiteroles, cream puffs, and eclairs are all made from the same thing. It’s called choux pastry (pronounced shoo). It is a batter made with butter, water, eggs, and flour. The water creates steam as they bake, which actually creates an airy hole in the center which, of course, we fill with all types of amazing goodness. The shell should be crisp and somewhat eggy tasting, the filling smooth and sweet, and the topping rich.