26 June 2010

Last Webster Meal

Tonight's menu: grilled chicken with a spicy Asian glaze, corn on the cob, and grilled zucchini. A delicious way to end an era at the Webster house. On to new adventures in SE!

Spicy Asian Glaze (adjusted for 2 servings)
Adapted from America's Test Kitchen

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/8 cup ketchup
2 T honey
1 T lemon juice
1 T Hoisin sauce
1-2 t Rooster sauce (depending on how spicy you like it)
1 t fresh grated ginger
1 minced garlic clove

Coat meat about 5 minutes before done cooking.

19 June 2010

Stacey's Fallen Chocolate Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday Stacey!

Fallen chocolate cake from the Test Kitchen's cookbook, served with homemade whipped cream (lightly flavored with powdered sugar, vanilla, and Chambord) and fresh raspberries from the Farmer's Market.

Date Night: Tostadas

Saturday night, Shawn and I had a very much-needed quiet night in for just the two of us. Since we were watching a movie, I wanted to make something fun to eat and create. I was going to make pizza, but we just had our end-of-boot-camp pizza party two nights prior at Mississippi Pizza (see past review of pizza places in Portland), so that wasn't going to happen. What else could be fun to make and eat? Tostadas, of course. A close relative of the taco, but flat and fun to pile, the tostada seemed like the perfect choice, especially after a morning trip to the Hollywood Farmers Market.

I cheated and bought a can of Bearito's refried beans. Since discovering the ease and less-greasy taste of baking the tostada shells, I've been a convert. They turn out just as crisp and delicious and require much less oil, and consequently oil burns. We topped with ground beef with a homemade taco seasoning, and lots of veggies. Overall, it was a pretty healthy meal...and even more importantly, an extremely satisfying one.

Lots of color!

Close up of all the good stuff.