Two Types Of Syringes.
Last night’s dinner went great! The baby was here so I spent a lot of time playing with him. He’s so cute- if you lay him on your legs, he pretends he’s swimming. Unfortunately, I think he’s going to have a lisp. I can just see it in his eyes!
Haha the lisping baby…
Back to the roast from yesterday… I “seared” it under the broiler because there wasn’t space on the cook top then roasted at 350* for 80 minutes.
The meat came out delicious according to my parents and guests but I would give it a 2.5/5. (This is not a reflection on Zesty’s recipe at all!) The “crust” was very tasty but the meat was just okay. (maybe it’s because I barely ever eat meat?)
For the pan sauce, I deglazed the roasting pan with a cup of coffee and 1/2 a cup of sherry, then finished it with beef stock and corn starch to thicken. The sauce was very, very rich and I would love to make that again.
I’m not publishing the recipe because I wasn’t fully satisfied, but coffee+meat: you haven’t beaten me just yet!
Vegetarian readers, I hope I don’t loose you here but I’m really interested in experimenting with meat syringes. I think it would be a much more effective way to impart flavor into a meat when you’re short on time line. Marinates penetrate only ~.66 cm, so they’re rather ineffective for large cuts (Wolke 230). If anyone has experience with this kind of thing, let me know!
Veggies: I would love to experiment with “syringe-stuffed” tofu, eggplant, and other veg. friendly things so there will be something for everyone! Any suggestions?
Back to dinner, my father made classic mashed potatoes (with cream and butter) and I diced butternut squash and sweet potatoes then roasted them in olive oil and salt on 400* for 40 minutes. That was my favorite part of the meal!
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
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This morning I craved green so I whipped up a green chocolate S.I.A.B.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 (8-10 g) scoop Amazing grass, chocolate
- 1 (25-30 g) scoop Jay Robb, chocolate egg white
- 8 g cocoa powder
- xanthen and guar gum
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- Coffee beans
- Udi’s granola, vanilla
- 1/2 banana
- Vanilla extract (from a spray bottle of course!)
Either my stomach just hates meat or it’s not used to it because it hurt all night and I felt sick (but hungry) this morning. The smoothie fixed some of my tummy trouble. Partial vegetarians: do you feel sick when you eat meat after taking a break for a while?
I’m getting a little more nervous for my first prolotherapy session tonight. I’m trying to be cool with several syringes in my ankle but the thought has me a little anxious. I’m actually really excited to try it, and I’m not afraid of pain or needles… mostly of driving home when it’s over. I don’t know how that’s going to feel!! haha
I’m planning on doing a full post about the experience. I may or may not be under the influence of Hydros tonight so posting will resume when I’m back from la-la land!
Remember the Chocómize review? I made my Aunt Mary a custom chocolate bar for her birthday. Look at the fun ingredients!
Have a good day everyone!