Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'll have to use this now as a "holiday" blog!

One and a half weeks till we do the grand tour of Australia. Who's counting? Who's excited? Who's scared (just a little bit)?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Brain Photos!

After cooking and then after eating! I think I prefer sweetbreads though! The brains were a bit rich and I'm not sure I could eat too many of them.
Christmas is on the horizon. Tree is decorated, presents are bought though unwrapped as yet and cards haven't been done though I do have them and I've printed my list out so it's all good so far!
Merry Christmas to all.....................

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Crumbed Brains

On the menu today is crumbed brains. I've never cooked brains before! I wonder what the kids will make of them? I'm hoping that they will at least try them. I think Ryan will, not too sure about Caitie though.

I can't even remember what brains taste like though I do adore sweetbreads.................

Here's my ammalgamation of recipes that I found and added all together and made my own. The brains have been soaked and poached and are now waiting in the fridge for the final cooking!

1: Place brains in enough cold water to cover, changing the water every now and then, until the brains are cleansed, about 1-2 hours

2: Remove the skin and membranes

3: Using fresh water, place the brains in a saucepan and add enough to cover plus the juice of a lemon (or 3 tbs mild vinegar), a bay leaf and a little salt.

4: Put the pot on a medium high flame, bring to a simmer, reduce the heat and allow the brains to simmer for 10 minutes

5: Drain the brains and dry them well then cool.

6: After cooling check for any leftover membrane, skin or soft pieces and remove

7: Slice each brain into bite size pieces

8: Dredge in flour, egg and then seasoned breadcrumbs (cajun seasoning, dried parsley, salt and pepper) (cornmeal or savoury biscuit crumbs can be used instead of breadcrumbs)

9: Saute in butter and/or oil until golden

10: Serve with lemon wedges

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Food Glorious Food!

I am so mad....................I wrote an enormous big blog entry today from 10.30am to 3.30pm and the stupid thing disappeared into the ether!

It was all about preserved truffles, real truffles, Caesar's at Erina, pruning bay trees and finding 3 year old's birthday presents! Plus wagyu beef and duck confit!

Now I couldn't be bothered doing it again. But here's a photo of the truffle anyway! And Sarah as well........

And what IS for dinner??

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Naughty Me!

Had a desperate urge for rubbish food so took myself off to McD's and left the kids at home telling them I was just ducking out to pay a bill! Had to drive the long way home so I could finish the choc mint waffle cone before I walked back in the door and then hid the snack wrap and orange juice in a shopping bag to eat while I watched the Bold and the Beautiful.

Shoot me now or later??

If they caught me I'd have to fess up to lying plus eating rubbish and then they'd be cranky they didn't get any!

Better go make a nice healthy dinner for my little lambs soon.........

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Planning Ahead

Well now I've started and added some songs and changed a few colours I can see this becoming very addictive BUT being the anally retentive person I am I have arranged what will happen to my blog when I die!

My daughter has been instructed to title a post after I die "The Last Post: To Eternity"...........

The First Post

When I've figured out what I'm doing then I'll write more. Sounds logical to me anyway..............

This is the beginning, there is no end!