seems that locking myself in the kitchen for a few hours
has become a Sunday tradition for me. I tried a bunch
of new things and variations on old things. Some turned
out well, and some were "learning experiences."
My main experiment was with potato croquettes.
I've been curious about them, and finally decided to
give them a try. The result pleased me, despite one
big ol' snafu. The snafu doesn't figure into this box,
so I'll save that story for another day.
Experiment number two: making a yaki onigiri
with squid fried
rice. Can it be done? Answer: yep!
But because of the impurities in the rice they have
a tendency to fall apart. It's best if the non-rice
stuff is cut into very small pieces to prevent
structural weakening. A successful fried rice onigiri
is in front of the two croquettes above. Note: I didn't
bother with the brushing-on-soy-sauce step, as the fried
rice was already seasoned.
Control group: steamed
broccoli. I need something reliable in my life,
something I can count on. Broccoli is that thing.
Finally, chocolate dipped strawberries
and grapes. I've dipped strawberries before. This
time around I ended up with some extra melted chocolate,
and I'd just bought grapes... why not? Why not indeed!
It sounds like a weird combo, but then so does chocolate
dipped Pringles until you've actually eaten one.