Mark can blog too (1st entry – food and birthday)

December 6, 2006 at 10:59 am

I’m a blogger now too! First entry, birthday. Mom and Dad and Mom and Dad, thanks for kitchen gadgets!

Birthday gift – Food Processor.
It sliced potatoes like a champ for home-made potatoes augratin. Each slice was 1/8 inch thick and it took less than 1 second to decimate a potatoe. The slicer was AWESOME. My cheese sauce needs improvement.

Birthday gift – Kitchen Aid accessories: Pasta Extruder
Made my own spaghetti from scratch using the grinder accessory that presses pasta dough through a shaped grate (think play-dough factory). As for the dough, this was my second attempt at pasta dough, and quite successful. The big improvement came from leaving the kitchen-aide beating the heck out of the dough while I play guitar hero 2. It makes the dough extra gluten-y.

New/Old Toy – Toaster Oven
Our old black and decker toaster oven blew one of its rods apart, so I got a Euro-Pro to replace it. It’s bigger (can do a whole totinos pizza) but excellent. I can slide my whole grill pan into it (with door propped open) and get a little extra top-side broiling in just minutes.

New favorite recipe – Tortilla Pizza
Super easy (and healthy) tortilla pizza recipe from a pillsbury cookbook. It took like 10 minutes, was tastey and contained very few processed food items. My new toaster oven whooped azz on it.