Good morning yall!
Hope the weekend was nice! Mine was pretty great except some utterly frustrating problems with my image processing program. This is the second weekend in a row where I decide to get some work done end up spending (wasting) all my time trying to fix some bug. Last week, I had some problems with the MRIs I was trying to analyze and this week, it was the program itself that was not working properly. That’s when having an engineer in the house comes in handy and I ended up leaving the husband with the task of uninstalling- reinstalling all this stuff, while I went and baked muffins…. haha… Life is not that bad afterall…
Anyways, rent is over I promise….
We woke up pretty late yesteday and were both craving eggs. I sent the hubby down to get some fresh farm eggs at the cheeseman while I tried to make my kitchen look less like the horsemen of the Apocalypse had ridden through it (gumbo night side effects). As soon as he came back up, I put together these Fried eggs with Parmesan mushroom toasts:
I just love my eggs fried with a little bit of butter. I can’t help it… I know it isn’t as healthy and all but this is probably the only dish where the butter makes a huge difference to me! Am I the only one????
I also made some Strawberry Mint Parfaits:
Cut up strawberries mixed with fresh mint, topped with Fromage blanc, honey and a sprinkle of bee pollen. Delicious!
The afternoon seemed really short, for some reason… And I wished I had spent more time cuddling and watching TV instead of trying to work with something that apparently wasn’t ready to work with me… Sooner than later, the evening came and I was back in the kitchen for some more cajun cooking. I made Créole Grits!
First, to make the sauce, I used: 1 pound crawfish, 1 stalk of celery, 1/2 red bell pepper, 5 tomatoes, 1 tsp lemongrass, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper and a few leaves of basil and mint added at the end.
Instead of white rice for this cajun inspired dish, I decided to use corn grits. And I have to say, it was a pretty good decision. The corn has so much more flavor than rice and added a lot to this dish.
It was a perfect ending to an otherwise great weekend. I unfortunately don’t have time to tell you about my mid afternoon baking adventure but will sure post about it soon… Let me just say it involves bananas, pecan and oat bran….
Have a great Monday!