Monday, February 22, 2016

Vanilla Bean Paste

I went to make some vanilla bean paste because making it is so much cheaper than buying it...have you seen how much they want for that stuff? Sheesh!

And So I started playing around with making my own....and I had one batch....and the husband knocked it out of the fridge onto the floor.

Huh. Guess I know why it's so expensive.

I'll try again another day. With pictures. Promise.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Chicken Epiphany

The other day a local morning news show had a live 'remote' at a nearby cheese shop. One to which the husband and I have frequented. We couldn't wait for this place to open, being such cheese-nerds that we are.  Once it did, it took us two weeks to get there. (Bad cheese-nerds!)

Anyway, the last time we were in we picked up some three spice gouda that was absolutely to die for. Seriously. It was really freaking good.

Seeing the morning news show at that same shop, we were reminded it was there and decided to stop in for some cheese....any cheese that caught our eye.

Well, I got this epiphany while in the cheese shop (what? that's not where you get your epiphanies? huh...)... what if I were to use the three spice gouda, along with some sun-dried tomatoes and stuff it inside chicken breast, wrap it in bacon and bake it? Oh how good would that be???

...and then I made it....and forgot to take pictures. And the cheese melted out.
Some epiphany. :P