wayfarer in the kitchen

Monday, December 31, 2007


baked eggs
Originally uploaded by wayfarer
My mil talked about baked eggs before and fondly so when i saw this recipe in a book i went for it. Oh dear God! Yum! I didn't follow the recipe very much though.

Here's what i did.

Buttered a pie pan, laid phyllo sheets and buttered each layer and layered oh 6 or 7 times. Then i spread chopped provolone around the bottom of the pan, put the eggs on top of that and then topped with a mixture of chopped provolone and dried herbs. I think i used just a little bit of thyme, pepper, salt, and parsley. I don't like dried herbs much and didn't have fresh so i went real light on the herbs.

Then, you take heavy cream and put a tablespoon or two on top of each yolk. Bake until done. Recipe said 7 minutes. It took almost 25 minutes and my oven is fast. But i think they were doing them individually and they didn't use phyllo. I really strayed but they were good. I could only eat one though because they are super rich. They may cause a heart attack lol.

mac and cheese for kids (i have an adult recipe that's different)

mac and cheese
Originally uploaded by wayfarer
Here's an easy mac and cheese recipe for kids. I never do the box sort because after being spoiled with homemade food from birth the kid is a foodie and demands homemade.

Boil 1/2 pound of elbow macaroni or whatever pasta you want.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in pot, when melted add 2 tablespoons flour, stir for a minute then add 1 1/4 cups of warm milk slowly. Stir a minute then add 1 1/4 cups shredded or cubed cheese (i don't measure i just take a chunk of cheese and dice it up, toss it in). We like cheese around here. Add some pepper, little bit of salt and dash of nutmeg. Mix and when pasta is done, introduce them to each other and pour into a buttered casserole dish and bake until bubbly, about 20-30 minutes. I put these in baby food jars and freeze them that way. Quick meals for him. I use baby food jars for this, kitchery (not true kitchery...enhanced ld kitchery), chili, soup, whatever. You see what they are, it's the perfect portion for a main course and it's easy to microwave and put into a dish.

We like ours topped with sliced tomatos. You can also add bread crumbs or broccoli. Usually though, we eat our broccoli all steamed with cheese sauce poured over it and share a plate.

BTW, you can make extra sauce and freeze just that. Add it to whatever...quicky meals.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Our freezer is officially empty of leftovers. Time to cook.


Breakfast: Pancakes
Snack: Fresh apricots
Lunch: Hotdogs and green beans
Dinner: Stuffed steak rolls, spinach artichoke dip and swiss roll for dessert. I can't wait.


Breakfast: eggs and toast
Snack: oranges
Lunch: Turkey sushi rolls
Dinner: Spaghetti with lamb chops


Breakfast: french toast
Snack: goldfish and fruit
Lunch: Soup
Dinner: Chicken souvlaki and salad


Breakfast: cheese croissants..if i can find a recipe..i'm really craving them
Snack: Fruit and yogurt
Lunch: Spaghetti
Dinner: Turkey Tertrazini - to use our leftover frozen turkey from thanksgiving now that i'm not sick of it


Breakfast: Crepes
Snack: Fresh fruit
Lunch: Soup
Dinner: Nihari

What are you having? I want to start a weekly thing and would like you guys to join. To get ideas from each other. All you have to do is post your menu for the week on your blog on Mondays. I'll do the same and then put a comment in that you did and i'll post the links in the post at the end of the day. Anyone up for it?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Making food fun and healthy...

Originally uploaded by wayfarer
Here's a breakfast LD was surprised to see the other day. An overeasy egg instead of a broken one. He was really surprised when he realized it was yogurt with peaches. :-)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Beef Bulgogi

Originally uploaded by wayfarer
Marinate the following for at least 2 hours...longer the better. If it's frozen, put into a bag with marinade and let it thaw out in it.

Get 1 lb beef cut into thin slices - as thin as you can get it from the butcher. Then cut in crossgrain (against the grain) - this helps make it chewable and not tough.

Marinate in:

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup apple juice or white grape juice (recipe calls for rice wine but this is a good substitute)
1/4 cup sesame oil (i just used regular oil and added a tablespoon and a half of sesame seeds...you can toast them in a dry pan to really draw out the flavor).
1 clove garlic crushed ( i used 1 tablespoon of garlic ginger paste and highly recommend that because the ginger really added to it. If you don't have or use the paste, add some fresh chopped ginger...i think it would be bland without it.)
1-3 green onions finely sliced (i used whole green beans instead and it was delish!)
fresh ground pepper to taste

Stir and add beef, marinate at least 2 hours, not more than 12 though.

Recipe says to grill it, i just poured it all into a pan with a little bit of oil and cooked until done. It only took about 5 minutes...this depends on how thin your meat is cut. Add salt to taste.

Serve over rice. Enjoy!

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