Today, boys and girls, your very good friend and mine, Yours Truly, has a blog post up on the America's Test Kitchen Website, The Feed!
Back in March, I won a scholarship to the new ATK Online Cooking School. Before you ask, no, there is no certificate for finishing. And no, it's not a school school where you have to sit still, face forward, and turn in assignments on time. It's utopia school where you log in, learn what you want to learn, take whatever tests you want to take (there are quizzes), and your dog doesn't eat your homework, you do! Mwahahahahahaaaaa! I don't know why it needed an evil scientist laugh there, it just did. Too much Phineas and Ferb lately, methinks...
A good place to start is the knife skills lesson.
Cuban Black Beans and Rice. I vegetarianized this one. ¡Ay, Caramba!
Made this last week. Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese-Chive Butter. You heard me.
One of our guests said it was like eating at a restaurant. I said, "Those guys at America's Test Kitchen know what they're doing."
Saturday morning's breakfast. This technique I actually managed to botch. More than once. My husband and children are terrified when I tell them I'm poaching eggs. Even with the super-awesome ATK method, I needed a little practice. But now that they're starting to turn out right, ooooohhhh man....I get to eat them because everyone else is afraid. HAH! Strategy, I tell you.
Three lessons in one meal: Chicken Saltimbocca (Chicken, Italian Style), Arugula Salad with Figs, Prosciutto, Walnuts, and Parmesan (Italian Salads and Vegetables), and Olive-Rosemary Bread (Rustic Italian Breads). My husband says I need to make more meals with prosciutto on them.
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I also made homemade gnocchi which we commenced to consume entirely before I could take a picture of it...growf!
Oh yeah, I also did a whole lesson worth of Steaming and Poaching which I talk about over on that super cool ATK blog post I mentioned before. And you know what else? You guys can, too! That's right! America's Test Kitchen Online Cooking School is giving me two 60-day free trial scholarships to give away to YOU! Follow me on Facebook if you don't already, then leave a comment here. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment here! Even if you don't want to win, leave a comment here (it makes me warm and gooey inside...)! And lo, on June 8th two numbers shall be generated and thine own number may be selected, forsooth. Good Luck!