Happy Halloween, y’all!
This blog post has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween. In fact, we’re not even celebrating Halloween this year. There’s no kids in our building or general neighborhood and we’re not really party people. We’re more of…”wait until all the candy goes on sale after the holiday and stock up for several months” kind of people. We still have candy from when we stocked up after Valentine’s day.
Last night I tried my hand at homemade ravioli again. It failed more than miserably. I tried to use an ice cube tray as an improvised ravioli mold, and I made the mistake of not draining off my filling. So I scraped that bit of dough and just cranked out homemade spaghetti and added tomato sauce to my former ravioli filling. It turned out great, but my hubby was hoping for homemade ravioli. I wanted ravioli too, but without a ravioli press or stamp or something, it takes me foreverrrr.
Tonight, I want to try homemade chicken pot pies. Hubby wants to go buy Halo and play it all night when he gets off in a couple of hours, so I figure a pot pie is a great idea for games and quality marriage building. ;) Anyways, pot pies are something I’ve wanted to try for a long while now. :) I’m going to use Barefoot Contessa’s recipe off of FoodNetwork.com. One of these days I am going to try her lobster pot pie..I miss seafood.
*Warning: Mini Rant* We live 4396047676636 miles away from an ocean, so I’m a little skeptical of seafood in the stores here, especially the stuff in the display cases. (Yuck.) I miss the fresh west coast seafood that was always readily available. When I lived in Oregon, I was an hour away from the ocean and salmon that is barely hours old by time you get it home and cook it. Even after 24 hours, the flavor quality of salmon just goes ka-put in comparison to fresh-off-the-boat fish and seafood. *End Rant*
I’ll try to grab some pictures of the chicken pot pie if I go with that tonight and put them up on the blog. :)
I mentioned yesterday that I was going to sign-up with The Daring Kitchen. So, I did…but, it never gave me my password and they haven’t responded to my e-mail about fixing that issue. It wouldn’t even send a new password to my email. :( If it doesn’t work out, then whatever, I’ll be my own “Daring Cook/Baker”.
It’s time to go clean before I can cook. My kitchen is the size of the average American closet, so I have to go clean the dishes because there is NO space. I’m not really exaggerating on the size..it is VERY small. I cannot fully extend my arms when I reach wall to wall. TINY. But hey, a great apartment in historic downtown for under $500/mo (utilities and basic cable included) and we don’t have to fear for our lives that someone’s gonna shank us, I can’t really complain that much. At least I have a gas stove and oven.. :)
Have a safe, fun, and spooky Halloween! :)
Ta-ta for now!
Mrs. Daffodil ♥