|Me & The Spicy Chef!|
This is my first ever "Playing in a Kitchen" post!
Last week on Thursday, I had the day off of work for Veteran's Day, and I made sure to take full advantage of this. In fact, I spent the entire morning/afternoon playing in The Spicy Chef's kitchen! One of my best friend's, Suzy, is currently in culinary school, and she's also starting her own catering/cooking demo business! I swear I was looking forward to this the whole week!!
Here's what she had planned for the menu:
-Almond macaroons with raspberry filling
-Risotto w/ sweet peas, shitake mushrooms, shallots, and my favorite part, black truffle pate!
Since the words don't do it justice - I just so happened to capture most of this with my digi-cam. Check it out!
|All the different types of flour we used!|
|Me cutting out the biscuits|
|Our blueberry muffin dough|
|Me whipping egg whites by hand until they form stiff peaks! This is a total workout!!!|
|How do you know they're done? If you can hold it over your head and it doesn't drip!|
|Biscuits are done!|
|We piped out our macaroons.|
|Here's our plan for lunch. On the right-hand side, you'll see our plan for plating our dish (almost as important as the food itself!!)|
|Muffins are ready!|
|I even learned how to defabricate a chicken!!|
|Here's the risotto and the Marsala sauce going. Did you know you have to constantly stir the risotto in order to get it's creamy consistency? After stirring this for 20+ minutes, I have a new found appreciation for it!|
|Adding Sherry to the Marsala sauce.|
|Risotto's finally done!|
|So is our Marsala sauce.|
|Here's the chicken that we defabricated, did a 3-step breading procedure on, pan-fried, and then baked.|
|Roasted tomatoes are done! Roasted these for 45 mins!|
|Look at our beautiful end product! I swear this was most decadent lunch I've ever had!!!|
|Last, but not least, the macaroons for dessert.|
I apologize if I made you guys hungry, but I had to share! This was seriously one of the best day's off ever!