|My mom had brought blueberries from Bham, Shannon let me have|
half of them- here they are!
This baby will be wrapped and waiting to come to the birth center with me. Much to the serious shock and disappointment of the people who watched me make it all day. Sorry, dad, it's not your birthday cake! It's Rainbow's!
Next was lunch, and then a small rest before the woodworking project begun. My dad had been dreaming of jalapeno bagel burgers evr since he saw the bagels at safeway. And he got them!
|Mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, pickles, onions, avocado, tomato, lettuce.|
Jalapeno cheddar bagel.
|Kim drew the duck outline on a piece of paper and I traced it onto the wood.|
|I actually cut them out on the band saw, not the scroll saw, |
due to saw complications and the lack of serious detail,
which would have required the little saw.
|Two little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away....|
|Papa gives new life to this duckling, with a round cutter drill bit and a bit of glue|
|He made a bunny!|
I made a whale, but somehow there isn't a picture of it. Next time, I guess. All in all, a very successful woodworking day, more ducks to come! We called it a day when Kim brought to my attention that it was after 7 and I hadn't even started the dinner pie. She got the ball rolling by making a crust while I finished sanding, her mom's recipe- we shall see if she shares it!
|Spinach and pork|
|That's one of my farmer's market onions!|
This was definitely one of my favorites, I love corn and tomatoes! It was very, very good. Finished the day with strawberry cheesecake ice cream and then it was bedtime! Oh, what a day!
Rosemary Corn Pie
Marilynn Franklin's Pie Crust
2 cups flour, sift with 1 tsp salt.
Cut in 2/3 cup crisco until it's in "peas"
Make a paste with 1/3 cup flour and 1/4 cup water,
add to flour mixture until dough is in a ball.
Roll out and lay into pie pan or tart pan, crimp the edges nicely, it's not getting a top!
1 pork tenderloin, or any pork of your choice, sauteed, salt and pepper
1 red onion, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, taken off the stem and chopped
glug of white wine
pat of butter
2 t lemon juice
1 ear of lovely, sweet corn, kernals cut off
a head of spinach, with tough stems removed, rinsed, torn up a bit
1 ripe tomato, an heirloom would perfect here, or if you have one from your garden! I used a medium ish vine tomato. Sliced thin and laid out of a paper towel, salt and peppered, left to dry a bit.
1/2 c or so grated ramano or parm
Cook the pork first, transfer to a bowl, set aside. Wilt the spinach in the pork pan, little salt and pepper here, just until it's all hot, put into colander to drain. Press it a bit with the back of your spatula, it needs to be pretty dry. In a seperate pan, get some olive oil hot, throw in the garlic and rosemary with some salt and pepper, add the onions, cook until onions are beginning to look soft, pour in the wine, let it get hot, then add the lemon juice, and butter. Only reduce this a little, it's the only sauce going in the pie.
Ok, spinach in the crust first, pull it apart and spread it out as best you can. Put the pork on top, corn on top of that, then add the onion mixture on top of the corn. sprinkle on half of the cheese, lay on your tomato slices, then top with the rest of the cheese.
400 for 35-40 minutes. 5 minutes to rest.
Perfect (if you have time) Cheesecake
1.5 c graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c + 2 T melted butter
1/3 c white sugar
t of salt
5 8 oz packages of cream cheese, room temp
1 1/2 c white sugar
2 egg yolks
1 t vanilla
2 t lemon juice
1 t salt
Mix the crust up and press into the bottom of a spring form pan. I used an 11 inch pan because that' what we had on hand.
Get the cream cheese going in the mixer, beat until it's nice and smooth, add the sugar, beat another 2 minutes or so. Plop in the eggs one by one with the mixer running, add the vanilla and lemon and salt. Beat for 3 or 4 minutes, until it's nice and mixed and fluffy. Pour into the crust, flavors can be added here- i put blueberries in- whatever you like.
Bake at 200 for 3 hours. Seriously. After 3 hours, turn the oven off and crack the door. Let the cake sit right where it is in the oven until it reaches room temperature. Hours. Just leave it alone. When you can reach in and pick it up with your hands, do it, then refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
When I have pictures to post of the cheesecake being eaten, they will no doubt take second stage. Come on baby!