Monday, December 17, 2007

Love For The Food Network

Well, two more hours before I head over to our friends' house for dinner. The kid flunked a social studies test. Not cool, especially because he came home all last week "not having any homework". He is grounded from the computer and all cartoons for at least a week, longer if I don't see improvements on an effort to study. Gosh, I'm mean. lol...

So, I decided to bring a chocolate pecan crostata. Giada has an awesome recipe for one on the Food Network if you ever want to make one. I really love their website. As soon as I see something on the Food Network Channel I want to try, I go directly to the website and download the recipe. That is where the onion and mushroom gravy came from last night. I could make something different every night if I had the time.

Today, I was at the Asian food store and I bought a plantain. I have never actually eaten one of these before, but once again, I saw it made on the food channel, so I have to see if I can make something good out of it. I am going to experiment with it tomorrow. If you have any loved recipes for the plantain, do share.

Well, I am going to try and fit in a load of laundry before we leave this evening. I might try and update on how the dinner went this evening, but if not, I will catch you all tomorrow. Have a great night!


Dave said...

Your kids sounds like my kids! NEVER any homework! And the beat goes on! Food comments are making me hungry... especially this time of year! :-)

Cheryl said...

Oh, that looks delicious.

My kid never has any homework either. Go figure!


you are not mean, you are a parent that is compassionate about your childs education..he will thank you for it someday because you've said yourself he is a bright boy..
you're a good parent-a good mommy...without a doubt!
confession: I "never" had homework either. How come I'm always confessing over here? your blog has this magical potion! :) Like Clovers for fairies..LONG story..I've had two much coffee tonight..finishing some more Christmas cards! :)

Meloncutter said...

LOL. I sell about 5 cases of plantains a week. They are good boiled and mashed. Fried like a potato. Some candy them like a sweet potato. At my old store I sold maybe 100 pounds a day.

My suggestion is to just peel them and cook them like you would any potato meal. Mashed fried or in different things. Bake them with cinnamon and brown sugar.

Be creative.

Later Y'all.

David Kim said...

Sometimes you have to lay down the law when it comes to homework. If my parents weren't strict then I probably wouldn't have studied and gotten A's during elementary school.