Last week I saw a recipe for Phillie Cheesesteak sloppy joes that I wanted to try. The recipe suggested serving them up on brioche buns. So while the sloppy joes were okay, I really got a kick out of making brioche buns. The dough had such a different texture; it took lots of butter and egg yolks. I loved it, and I'll definitely be experimenting with it in the future.
See these blackberries and raspberries?
I cooked them down for some puree for blackberry ice cream which we churned and churned and churned to no avail. We were all sorely disappointed when we had to pour the still-liquid ice cream into a container and then into the freezer. The next day, we did enjoy the ice cream, but it wasn't as amazing as I wanted it to be.
But the recipe did call for a lot of egg yolks. So there were lots of egg whites leftover from the ice cream and brioche dough. And you know what? I've been wanting to try to make an angel food cake for my entire adult life, so it seemed the logical choice.
And you know what? It flopped.
Now, moving on from food creations. How about repurposed food container creations?
And speaking of the garden, we've been working hard out there to rescue the veggies from weeds and deer. And by hard, I mean stained hands and sweat-dripping-from-my-nose hard. And there's still more work to do. And that means I need to get off this computer and get to it!
Ain't this feller cute? The kids and I made him to be noisy in our garden; we want to keep away the deer who munched on some squash a few nights ago. Each and every child contributed in some way, and I think, whether or not he keeps the deer away, he's a success. He's so cute in the garden!
|In the garden with Sideling Hill as a backdrop|
|View of the garden's crooked center path|
*This post has been shared at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth for The Art of Home-Making Mondays.