So, I have not posted in a while. I've had a million different thoughts on what to post about throughout this summer, but settled for adding a post every day this week to catch up. To start - here are some updates on my summer cooking projects!
Above is a picture of my attempt at biscuits from scratch. This was my third and favorite attempt! While they turned out a little dark on top for some, it was because I added a butter honey glaze before baking, so they are not burned. An official recipe to come!
Brie and Jam croissants were another fan fav for this summer. We baked thinly sliced brie with fig jam and sprinkled almonds inside and on top. They were phenomenal!
We made a delicious duck for dinner! The small duck thighs were pan fried with apples and carrots to compliment the wild game. We soaked the duck in milk for over 24 hours to really get the gaminess out of it and it worked out very well.
And we made bread! So. Much. Bread. We made chocolate chip banana bread, beer bread, and homemade white bread as pictured above. It was amazing! And so so delicious. But... my husband and I both put on about 7 pounds over the course of June, so we had to cut back on the new recipes for a while and try a new diet regimen. This sparked a variety of new dishes!
One of our favorites is breakfast quiche! We use almond milk, and more egg whites than full eggs. This really gave us a chance to pack it with yummy veggies, and try some new cheeses!
The diet also inspired some chicken skewers.
And a chicken salad that replaces mayonnaise with blended cashews! The texture was different, but it was delicious! We got the idea from Basics with Babish on Youtube.
Even with all of these healthy ventures, we couldn't resist ending the summer last night with a delicious Carbonara. We used bacon as the protein, and a wonderful egg and Parmesan cheese combo for the sauce. It was the perfect way to end the summer!
Feel free to inquire about any recipes you'd like, I would have shared them in this post but it would have made it extremely long with all of the food I wanted to cover. Happy back to school month everyone!
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