Monday, January 21, 2008

Cooking Frenzy

I don't know what got into me this weekend; I was in the mood to cook. I tried my hand at Alton Brown's Chocolate Lava cakes. They tasted great but weren't very pretty to look at. I need a little work on my technique.

I also slow cooked chicken with Rotel*, enchilada sauce, pepper, cumin, chili, and minced garlic over night in the crock pot for fajitas. Huge hit, but again not much to photograph.

My last project though, came out of the oven and the hubby declared, "You need to take a picture of that." I made my first challah bread with the recipe from Two Fat Al's. It was delicious and not as hard to make as I remember yeast bread being. It was a bit too dense but I think the wee yeasties didn't get a proper wake up. I'll have to make sure the milk is warmer next time.

*I suspect Rotel is another regional thing 'cause I remember my mother fussing that she couldn't get any at the grocery store when we lived in Florida. I think it is a bit more popular now, but just in case I offer an informative link. My mom swore by it and she makes the *best* enchiladas I have ever had in my life - although I do a pretty good job now too. :)


Jennie said...

Wow you have truly outdone me in the baking/cooking stakes! :D
The chicken sounds yummy.
The challah bread looks gorgeous!!

Liz said...

Whoa, that is a really photo-worthy piece of bread. You're turning into a regular Martha! :)