January 19, 2009

What's Cooking?

Pork Tenderloin studded with Rosemary and Garlic, easy as can be to whip up. It smelled wonderful while it was cooking. My mom really enjoyed it, but Frank and I were less thrilled by it.

Baked Creamed Corn, I used skim milk and reduced the butter. It was a bit runny. Next time, I could add more flour, but I think I'll sub one can of creamed corn with one can of whole kernels. Could probably reduce the milk and omit the butter, too.

Fried Rice, I reduced the recipe to two servings, skipped the oil and used cooking spray instead. It was terrible. I tossed it and made grilled cheese.

Ham, Cheddar, Smoked Gouda and Broccoli Quiche
, I subbed the broccoli for spinach since Frank isn't a fan, and used reduced fat products. It was good, but would it would have been better with better quality/tasting ham.

Halibut and Artichokes with onion and garlic, inspired by this recipe. I set out to follow the recipe, but I liked what I had and decided at that point not to fuss with it. Too often, I follow every step and ruin something that was tasty. I used small canned artichoke hearts, and added a little chicken broth to create a sauce.

Low Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, we haven't found a ranch dressing from a bottle that we really like. I'm tired of trying one terrible one after another. So, I've decided I'll try making my own. As is, this one has way too much dill for my liking.

Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts, I love Brussels sprouts, but I have yet to perfect them. These didn't have the best flavor, but I did like the cooking method. Frank didn't like them caramelized, though, he thought they were burnt. The search continues...


Unknown said...

That's pretty much my favorite way to eat brussels sprouts (my hubby loves them) but of course, bacon grease--with minced garlic--tastes the best--though thankfully for my cholesterol levels I usually just use a little olive oil. If you need more flavor--up the herbs/seasonings but keep the cooking style the same. Can't help with Frank not liking them "burned" though. Boiled is the worst to me--ick--I prefer the texture of crispy sauteed.

Kellee said...

I've often roasted them with bacon. They're good that way, but I like the texture better sauteed. I also made them with caramelized onions, those were good, too. You're right, boiled BS are terrible.