Whenever I feel like being a masochist, I hop on over to What Katie Ate and proceed to die salivating. She certainly has some amazing culinary skills. Just check out her home made pasta dishes especially the Cannelloni and the delicious looking Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Pie.
I spend a lot of my time off cooking, and love it. I can make almost anything but I'm certainly no professional. I'm sure if I had a chance to do a career makeover, I'd be a chef. It's another public holiday (aren't we lucky) and I found myself channelling my inner domestic goddess - it wasn't so much hunger than it was the need to keep busy that kept me going before breaking my fast.
So feeling very generous, I offered to cook for everyone and took orders. Mother wanted grilled fish and scones... for separate occasions of course... the fish was marinaded in a blend of crushed garlic and ginger, cumin and coriander (cilantro) spices, salt, lemon juice, fresh coriander finely chopped and olive oil.
The siblings wanted pizza... lots of it.
And so I prepared this Cajun Chicken pizza. The chicken is cubed and cooked with Cajun spices and sauces and the pizza is topped with chedder, green peppers and oregano.
The Pepper Steak pizza had steak strips previously cooked in a marinade of salt, pepper and Worcester sauce and the pizza is topped with a combination of Gouda and Chedder cheeses as well as sweet Italian peppers.
And then I had to decide between the fish... naturally I went for the less healthy option and chose the pizza instead.
And then there was dessert. First up Sweet Pumpkin, cubed and thrown in a pot with a half cup of brown sugar, a few whole cinnamon sticks and a drizzle of olive oil cooked on medium heat until soft and sticky and served with dessert cream.
Mother had a scone but she didn't like it. Served here with Nutella, bananas and cream.
I guess you win some, you lose some.
So, does anyone need a personal chef? ;)