Saturday, January 1, 2011

Adventures in cooking.

As I said before I am posting a little out of order. This is all kind of pre-Christmas stuff that I haven't had time to share but I wanted to post about. I baked! And cooked! See, this is huge, because if you know me, you know that, save my traditional valentines day brownies (from a box), I don't cook... or bake... or enter the kitchen to do anything but eat something that is already prepared. It's not that I have an aversion to it, or even that I can't, I just don't really like to. See the problem is that I don't really care that much about food. Just doesn't excite me. There are foods that I really like, but for the most part I eat food because I get hungry. So, I just can't bring myself to spend more time preparing something than eating it. Plus, by the time I'm done making it, I've smelled it for so long that I just don't want to eat it any more.

That being said, I am excited that I cooked and baked, and I liked it! And it was good! I made breakfast a couple days, and made Italian Turkey Meatballs, and my masterpiece, awesome pumpkin cheese cake!

Here are some pics from my cooking adventures. Hopefully, I continue to like this and I can manage to cook myself some meals while Monkey is gone that involve more than bread, turkey, mayo, and swiss cheese.

Grilling Turkey Meatballs. I made them by hand.
Voi la! Tastey Turkey meatballs. Even made the sauce from scratch. Tomato sauce and seasonings.

Making crusts for the cheesecakes. So, we only have had one pot and one pan, and i was using both of them to cook dinner, and we needed to melt butter. Monkey halfway jokingly suggested using the hairdryer... well guess what...

...a hairdryer is actually a quite effective way to melt butter!

Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with whipped cream and Mediterranean heather honey. It was A-MAZ-ING!


  1. Nicely done! Never thought of the hairdryer to melt butter but I'll keep that in mind. I tend to forget that I need butter and have to pull it out of the freezer. Then I nuke it and forget resulting in a butter covered microwave. No fun to clean up. The hairdryer might work...I'll have to try it and let you know:)

  2. I'll keep the hairdryer trick in mind. The cheesecake looks amazing! Looks like you're off to a good start cooking. Happy New Year!

  3. Mmmmmm!! You made your own tomato sauce? I'm so impressed!!

  4. The meatballs and cheesecake look delicious. Great job.

  5. Oh and I have to mention that the butter melter is pretty darn cute..:)