Last weekend I made Nigella Lawson's Cornish hen recipe and thought the birds came out too dry. I pretty much followed her recipe, except that I also threw in some poultry seasoning on the inside. I felt all the flavor was on the skin and the meat underneath was on the bland side. The dark meat (drumsticks) were ok, however the breast meat was dry as the Sahara. I still have 2 more birds in the freezer, so my current goal is to try to make these Cornish hens come out more palatable. Perhaps baking at a lower temperature for a longer time would work out better than 45 minutes at 425ºF (218ºC) ???
I'm trying to gather ingredients to make Trish's Double Chocolate Mocha Cookie recipe. Miss M likes to help me with baking. I'm pretty sure these cookies will be a hit with her. I need to find a place in my new town to get some unsweetened cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate chunks. In my old city, I would have walked over to the Ferry Building and stopped by the Scharffenberger or Sur La Table.
The insanity continues, $4.79 for super unleaded. Unfortunately my wagon uses super unleaded.
Ever since birth, Miss M has never been a very good sleeper. She never liked being in her infant carrier, and unlike most babies she also hated riding in the car. I can still hear the wah wah wah! from those days. I believe one of the deciding factors for choosing the wagon we have is that Miss M fell asleep during our test drive. Yup. Miracles do happen. It was sort of a pain to have to redo the car seat base whenever we test drove a car, however I don't think any of the people at the dealerships minded the extra time it took for us to get situated.
Ok, I've got Miss M napping today. I'm gonna go work on a little knitting now. I need to fix something I was knitting last night. I got carried away while chatting with DH that I overknit by several rows. It's an easy knit/purl pattern, so it will be a cinch to fix the error.
Then maybe I'll lie down and close my eyes for a while. My left eye has been bothering me for over a month now, and it feels like it needs a rest.
And perhaps I will finish up the 2nd arm band on my mom's vest tonight.