dear highly structured: my advise? always cook with a cocktail
know (i must always include this caveat to those snobbery cookerys who think - oh look, a blog about cooking, and then cringe at my virginal attempts at deliciousness) that i am a very silly girl about cooking. me and silly do not typically get along, so usually i just avoid the scaries lurking in the kitchen. i don't do it...and until recently, have never wanted to.
so since tricker troner got off work late yesterday and couldn't perform his daily chores (sheesh) and i jumped at the opportunity to try out this delicious new cream (or not) of artichoke soup.
off i went to the store and couldn't locate half of the things - despite the soup's claim to fame being "what you have in your pantry."
so here begins my shameless photo blog. you might want a cocktail. it's long.
tricker troner made me a cookin' cocktail.
sauteeing a rather obscene amount of onions
garlic to go into the onions
pouring in the free range, organic chicken stock (someone tell me, what is the difference b/w chicken stock and chicken broth? or is this yet another conspiriacy by snobbery cooks to confuse the hell out of the underdog? )
before the grand boil
30 min to boil?crap. didn't read that before hand. best drink to curb the starvation.
surprises arrive while i wait for the boil!!!!
yay for my new earrings from etsy!!!
more diversions while waiting for the dang soup
guess he liked the new earrings
i would call that a healthy boil
i will put this on my cook book cover.
i will title it, "why cook? let's drink!"'
the finished product.
garnished with parm, heavy cream (just on top, hello thighs!!)
croutons, and parsley
tt is happy to finally be eating
that face MIGHT convey that he was done with me snapping pics, i guess. (i hope to improve my picture taking ability so there are fewer ones next time...)
well there you have it. my road towards becoming more domestic.
god help us, every one.