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Tuesday, October 19
Saturday, October 16
I love lemon curd. It can be an incredibly delicious, unexpected addition to so many desserts (especially fruity ones), and it's super easy to make. I came up with this idea the other day and had to whip up a batch to test it out. Although lemon curd goes well with other things, I'm the kind of lemon curd lover who will sneak about 10 spoonfuls of the stuff before the curd has even had time to set.
So the idea here is simple -- highlight the simple goodness of lemon curd by layering it in a parfait (with minimal distractions). Stack fresh berries (I used raspberries and strawberries) on top of lemon curd and a bit of vanilla-infused whipped cream and serve up with an extra large spoon.
For this curd I used Alton Brown's lemon curd recipe (an easy go-to of mine). I like my lemon curd a bit more tart and lemon-y, so I used 3/4 cup of sugar (instead of 1 cup) and about 1/2 to 2/3 cup of lemon juice (instead of 1/3 cup). Also, to lessen the sweetness I usually don't add any sugar to my whipped cream. Just a splash of vanilla extract works well for me.
Monday, October 11
Marinate whole chicken tenders in turmeric, curry powder, lemon juice, cumin, Garam Masala, S+P for 1-3 hours (to your taste). Chop up your favorite vegetables in evenly-sized pieces (I used mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, and peas). Place your veggies, chicken, and 2 cups water or stock in a roasting pan and in a preheated, 450 degree oven. Roast for 20-30 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and let cook for 30-45 minutes (depending on how tough/large your veggies and chicken pieces are). You may need to add more liquid if your roasting pan dries out (you don't want the food to scorch).
At the end I always like to stir in some green olives (they go really well with roasted chicken).
Saturday, October 9
Odille dress, J Crew sandals, Ray-ban 4141's.
Sometimes, simple is best. Sometimes, I don't want to think about accessorizing or creating complex (or even cohesive) outfits. Sometimes, feeling pretty in a well-fitting dress is all I'm looking for.
Don't mind my crazy bangs. I need a haircut, bad.