Sunday, November 29, 2009

Recap: Pie-Stravaganza 2009

Recap: I made three pies. Lemon meringue, pumpkin, and French silk.

I made the pies the night before Thanksgiving, but it's a little difficult to transport 3 pies. The meringue shifted slightly on the lemon pie, but still tasted good.

French silk for my mom. And me, too. Sadly, no chocolate curls, so cocoa powder had to suffice. I first came across the recipe on Amanda's Cooking. It's quite delicious.

Recipes for the lemon and pumpkin pie were from America's Test Kitchen. If anybody's interested in the recipes, leave me a comment and perhaps I'll get around to posting them.

Happy Holidays!

The Best Salad in the World

Happy post-Thanksgiving everyone! I've had a bit of time off from school and managed to get a few pictures snapped here and there. Be sure to check back for a recap of Pie-stravaganza 2009.

There aren't too many salads that get me excited, but this happens to be one of them. I was put in charge of lunch that utilized leftovers and when I saw the key ingredient in the fridge (gorgonzola!), I knew that it was meant to be.

Quantities are up to you... use as little or as much as you like. For the dressing, I like to put a splash of extra virgin olive oil and half a splash of balsamic vinegar in the salad tossing bowl with some salt, pepper, and a bit of dried oregano. Whisk together then toss with your lettuce.

The Best Salad in the World (aka Apple Gorgonzola Salad)
...Now With Turkey!

Dressing (Recommendation: Balsamic Vinaigrette)
Apple, chopped, such as Granny Smith or Fuji
Crumbled gorgonzola cheese
Dried cranberries
Red onion, thinly sliced
Leftover Thanksgiving turkey
Salt and pepper
(If you're feeling fancy, throw a few almonds, pecans, or walnuts in the mix, as well)
Toss lettuce with dressing. Top with toppings. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the turkey. Eat a large quantity.