Friday Food Round-Up

What I was reminded of this week…the fact that if I am eating with people other than just Marcus, I completely lose my mind when it comes to photographing food.  Which is to say that I don’t do it.

Anyway, Passover ended on Tuesday night and suddenly we could eat like we meant it again.

Monday – Matzo Pizza and Salad

Katie and I get together regularly for dinner and she was kind enough to come over for the last night of Passover because going out during the holiday is…tricky.

While I totally neglected to capture my matzo pizza in action, you can see it here or you can just imagine a Lunchables Pizza kit from elementary school v2.0.  Throw a little salad on the side like we did and you can call this dinner the total package.

Wednesday –  Pan Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas, Rice, Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter from Ruhlman’s Twenty


Like I said, I completely forget to photograph my food when others are around.  In this case, Dad was over for dinner.  I always try to serve him something new when he comes by.  We all know that this dish is a favorite, so it was an easy choice.

I am pretty sure that the amount of brown butter that happened to the cauliflower negated any nutritional value that it may have had.  I mean, maybe the fiber was still intact?  That being said, I would prepare cauliflower this way again in a heartbeat.  Marcus and Dad both loved it and it was a very cozy side dish.

Thursday – Apple Jalapeno Dutch Baby from The Homesick Texan’s Family Table with Maple Glazed Bison Turkey Sausage from Damn Good Food and avocado


The way I was raised, we call the Dutch Baby a Pannenkoeken.  I remember eating them at the eponymous restaurant, I remember Grandma Boots making them for me in her kitchen.

In fact, I’m pretty sure that the cast iron skillet I made this “Dutch Baby” in was the same one in which she would have cooked them for me.  Would I have paired apples and jalapenos together outside of a slaw?  Probably not.  But the spicy-sweet worked because Lisa is a genius.  Of course.

The Maple Glazed Sausage recipe is from the Hell’s Kitchen cookbook.  Though it’s written for bison, like everything else, I made it with ground turkey.  The first half of the batch went into the sausage bread I made for our New Year’s Day Hell’s Kitchen-style brunch.  The second half of the batch ended up here.


One response to “Friday Food Round-Up

  1. Okay- the last recipe is the bomb. What a combination. I love the sound of this! I make Dutch Babies a lot. I put all manner of berries in the middle and let it puff up to it’s hearts content. Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful food you make. Love,

    Shauna xoxoxoxoxoxxoxo

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