A quick update before we head home for Christmas: E has thrown down a culinary gauntlet, and I have taken it up. Or something like that.
The 25 Recipes Challenge: cook 25 recipes/dishes/etc in 2011 that you have always wanted to be able to make but have been afraid of. E credits Ms. Little Big for the idea. I’m usually not all that into these kinds of challenges, especially now that I’m trying to juggle full time employment and part time studying again, but I can’t get this one out of my head.
So three weeks later, here is my challenge to myself for 2011:
25 recipes challenge
3. linguine with clam sauce
8. beef wellington
9. roast duck
10. soft boiled eggs
11. lobster (particularly terrifying)
13. ice cream
15. pot roast
18. blini with sour cream and caviar
20. lasagna (completely from scratch, including the noodles)
21. creme brulee
22. browned butter anything (i can’t brown butter without burning it)
23. chicken piccata done right
25. chestnut stuffing
EDIT: 26. sourdough bread
The observant will notice that most of these fall into four themes: bread baking, very particular egg dishes, large cuts of meat, and shellfish. Wish me luck, here goes nothing!