I’ve been making pretty good progress on the Julia Project. Thirty days in and I’m 27.7% completed with the number of recipes I decided upon after crunching the numbers, considering the grocery budget and the Sassy Sleever’s dietary needs.
The only absolute win I’ve had this week was the Quiche aux Champignons (Mushroom Quiche). I discovered shallots + sauteed mushrooms + Madeira = heaven. It looked just like all the other quiches, so I didn’t include a photo. I ate it for breakfast the entire week and never tired of it.
|Leeks – before
I’m hopeful because they smell like onions.
|Leeks – after|
|Endive – before|
|Endive – after (1.5 hours baking, 5 minutes broiling)|
|Broiled mushroom caps with parsley butter|
I felt like tonight was a total bust. So, I made Rhee Drummond’s Holiday Bacon Appetizers to make me feel confident again in the kitchen.
It’s really hard to screw up bacon.
Bacon makes me happy, Gina Karnitz. Bacon. Makes. Me. Happy.