Friday, June 11, 2010

a sunny day off:)

We forgot to eat the bananas that I bought last week and they got all black and mushy so today I used them and made banana bread with chocolate and hazelnuts.

I also made a soup and sandwich lunch. Yesterday I found a slow cooker at Walgreens for $10. I scooped it up and made some soup last night which was undrinkable. I tried to make a mushroom beef stew, but at the last second I decided to add some of this hot pepper I bought. MISTAKE. It was so spicy that everytime I had a sip, I would cough for about a minute. Anyhow, today's soup was definitely more successful.

I roasted two big tomatoes on an iron skillet in the oven for 20 minutes then mushed 'em up and put them in the slow cooker with some chicken broth. I then cooked up some butter, fresh basil, garlic and a little milk on the stove top and threw it in the slow cooker as well. It came out great.

And I made a baguette grilled cheese with marinated artichoke hearts to go with it.

I love sunny days off. They make me happy and productive:)

I'm preparing to make that no knead bread, so tomorrow morning I'll be baking it. Show you guys the pictures soon.