Tuesday, September 15, 2009

And he's gone...

The hubster is officially out of the building. The first item on my to-do list was to try out several new recipes for bread. I put together a sour dough starter for future loaves, and have dough rising for a loaf of foccacia. I've also pulled out the ingredients for chocolate gooey butter cookies. The turtle brownies for hubby's birthday didn't last long. I think for dinner tonight we'll have beef and rice. I usually make 1/2 pound burgers and cook until medium. In the same pan, I add butter and sautee finely chopped sweet onions, garlic, and italian seasonings. Add flour until the butter/oil makes a paste and add heavy cream until it becomes a gravy. I make a cilantro rice and lay the beef patties on the rice and cover with the gravy.

I guess I'll have to quit playing on the computer so I can clean the carpets in the kitchen. Hopefully it won't wipe me out because I need to get little man's schoolwork done and try to make some headway with the restaurant business plan. It doesn't look like I'll have the time to work on my chapter until tonight. Maybe since hubster is gone...I can get little man in bed early. Keep your fingers crossed. ;)

14 comments:

PatriciaW said...

Where do you get all the energy? :D

Lazy Writer said...

Okay, now I'm starved! I must go start cooking dinner.

Chicki said...

I could gain ten pounds just by reading yours and Jennifer's blogs ...

The pale observer said...

Sounds yummy - I'm gonna go help our cook (we live in Africa) make some spaghetti... shame, ok I'm not a domestic goddess...

Glad to have found your blog through the network.

Keep up the good work :)

Holli in Ghana

Chelle Sandell said...

Patricia ~ Wish I had more! ;) I'm exhausted. LOL!

Susan ~ Hehe. Sorry. ;)

Chicki ~ I love it when Jen posts her recipes!

Holli ~ Thanks for stopping by! And my boys LOVE spaghetti!!

Erin said...

omg, that stuff sounds so good! how did you put together a sour dough stater? my husband's been hounding me to make sourdough pancakes, but i don't have a starter.

Chelle Sandell said...

Hey sweetie-pie!! I'll email you the link to the recipe. It's pretty simple and sooo convenient. My boys LOVE fresh bread now!

Terri Tiffany said...

no wonder you are going to have a restaurant! Your food sounds yummy!

sherrinda said...

Wow! That sounds delicious! I'm just joined Weight Watchers and have to weigh in tomorrow. I think I could gain weight just reading about your cooking!!! YUM!

Hope you get some writing done. :)

Chelle Sandell said...

Terri ~ Thank you! Yeah...family and friends have been encouraging me for years to go public. LOL.

Sherrinda ~ I desperately need WW. ;) I could stand to lose a few pounds from all of the taste testing I HAVE to do. ;)

Z(Aasiyah/Nolwynn) said...

I'd love to try this beef and rice, it sounds yummy and quick and easy too! I truly wish I lived near you so I could drop by for the food that you plan to serve at the restaurant!

Rock on girl, lol now I can stalk you on your blog!

Hugs

Z

R.M.Gilbert said...

I may have to take a trip...to taste your food...I will work for food...just so you know. :)

Chelle Sandell said...

Hey Z! Yep, it's pretty quick and easy. We plan to put that on the menu at the restaurant because everyone we know loves it when I make it. And you can stalk me anytime. ;)

Rach ~ The whole group needs to come down, too! I've got PLENTY of work for you!! Cooking the food is the easy part. Hehe.

The pale observer said...

Will keep stopping by! BTW - it was great spaghetti! :)