Sunday, July 1, 2007

Week of July 1

I am officially addicted to The Perfect Scoop. This weekend, I made three, count 'em, three different recipes from this great cookbook. That's rhubarb cooking for Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet. Also produced during this freezerpalooza were: Vanilla Frozen Yogurt and Honey Lavender Ice Cream.

When I wasn't engaged in this semi-OCD effort to make frozen treats, I was also planning the rest of the week. We'll be home on Wednesday for the holiday, so the brisket we're making is not a quick-fix AT ALL (freakin' Cook's Illustrated always does this to me. Six hours of cook time. We'll see. Remember the seven-hour baked beans?)

An * says I made this on Sunday. Lunch is usually leftovers from dinner two nights prior.

Sunday
Grilled chicken with pesto*
Lemon risotto*
Swiss chard*
Beet salad*

Monday
Gyros* (from the July August issue of Cook's Illustrated) with tomato and feta (made the patties on Sunday)
Tzatziki
Pita

Tuesday
Indian night (thanks Smitten Kitchen for the inspiration)
Grilled eggplant
Moon dal*
Black-eyed pea dal*
Cabbage* slaw (grated cabbage on Sunday)
Flatbreads

Wednesday
Happy Fourth of July!
Smoked brisket
Potato salad
Green Salad

Thursday
Grilled halloumi cheese, peppers and zucchini
Quinoa w/ grilled lemon vinaigrette

Friday
Tailgatin' dinner
Brisket sandwiches
Chips
Pickles
Toll House cookies

2 comments:

Andrea said...

We've got the custard for the Toasted Coconut ice cream cooling as I write. We have a canister ice cream freezer, so only one flavor per 24 hours. Do you have multiple canisters or a different kind of machine?

Sunday Cook said...

Excellent question. I have a canister freezer too. I only have one cylinder at the moment.

I made the yogurt and honey lavender bases yesterday before lunch. I froze the yogurt around 2:00 and threw the canister right back in the freezer. I froze the honey lavender ice cream first thing this morning (7:30ish) and promptly put the canister back. Then I made the base for the sorbet. I froze the sorbet at 4:30.

The canister held up well. The sorbet froze really fast and the canister had the shortest "refreezing" time for that one. I think I may have been pushing it, but I made it through this project.

I am buying a second canister though. :-)

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