Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year to Everyone

2011 is here.  Anyone set some resolutions? 

We had a nice quiet evening at home.  I made Panko-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Maple Pan Sauce.  A few revisions:  sear the chicken breasts, then finish in the oven for about 8 minutes, and let it rest while you do the sauce.

The leftover sauce is great on grilled ham and cheese sandwiches the following day.  Thanks to Katie for turning me on to a delicious recipe!

I also whipped up my first big time cake with buttercream frosting.  The jury is still out on the cake, but the frosting is fantastic!  Many thanks to Chef Sara on helping me locate malted milk powder at the grocery store. 

Cocoa-Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Malt Buttercream

It was fun spending the afternoon in the kitchen, listening to Fleet Foxes (thanks, LoMo!) and baking.  The chickens are laying eggs again, so look for more recipes to use up all the good eggs!

Hope everyone had a good time last night!  Sorry to miss out on the Tom Bunger Burn Party.  Looks like an annual party now, and a good intro to becoming Social Director for the group!

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