So, there's been some changes since the last post. We are now residing in New Orleans. It's been a huge change, and Rudy has been adjusting. As of now, he hasn't been to daycare since we left Fort Lauderdale. So, I am currently trying not to work too much right now. But, I have time to cook at home more. I've been bad about taking photos, but here's a few.
One day I was at Whole Foods, and I had no idea what to make. I found some organic lil smokies, which reminded me of my childhood. My mom used to make BBQ lil smokies. So, I came up with the idea of some kind of beanie weenie pinto beans & lil smokies in homemade BBQ sauce with braised greens and rice. It was bizarre, but pretty good.
This was pan fried shrimp with fried rice. I went through a long process just to make food that tasted like Chinese fast food. Once again, it was weird, but pretty good. I made this oyster base I used to make at a restaurant in San Diego. My one coworker lovingly named it "oyster yuk yuk sauce". It's oysters in brine reduced with brown sugar, Worcestershire and coconut milk. Then I fried the rice with soy sauce & oyster yuk yuk sauce. For the sauce for the fried shrimp, I just threw a bunch of asian stuff together.....
Last week, our friends from Fort Lauderdale came to visit, so we all cooked one night. There's green salad with local mixed greens & Bibb, curried cauliflower, potato torte, seared ribeye with dill chimichurri & oven roasted tomatoes, and tomato mozzarella salad with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. Not pictured was crawfish gouda dip.
This is coconut cake with pineapple filling. I saw a coconut cake at the store last week. I knew it wouldn't be as good as it looked, so I just made my own coconut cake.