Sunday, October 17, 2010

Almost a rain!

They (!) are thinking we have a 60% chance of rain in then next day or so.  When I opened the house this evening you could smell the scent of wet desert.  I'm not sure that it is wet but somewhere in the valley it must be so.  I took the dog out and it was dry here; desert areas must take their turns getting wet.

Watched a few weeks of Top Chef Just Desserts - I'm still on the fence about watching it some more.  I love the idea that we might have more desserts around  here but these folks can be pretty over the top.  (In a good way, of course!)  They are talking center-pieces; wedding cakes & that kind of stuff.  In one episode they had to do stuff for a high school bake sale & a few failed totally.  Hell, even I could manage a brownie for a bake sale!  Granted I might use a mix......

Tried frying some my carnitas for use in a taco for dinner; didn't have the heart to fry them enough I guess and it was a soggy mess.  A tasty soggy mess, granted, but not my fave!  Gotta keep learning; maybe next lifetime I'll know more.

Hope your weekend was a good one. 


JoeinVegas said...

Keep practising - it either gets better or you move on to something different.

SOL's view said...

I love watching cooking shows, but I hate cooking competitions. We have Master Chef here where a bunch of non-chefs compete for fame and fortune. And they helpfully screen Iron Chef on a different station. Now they're making an Aussie version of that. Guess what I won't be watching....?


Unknown said...

I habitually fear cooking some things at a high enough temp to get the crispy texture that makes the dish. Could be the many times using a hammer and chisel on the burn on remnants.

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