Okay I’m back and stronger than ever. Tody I made eight recipes. Setting my new personal best! Because I made so many, I won’t enter into as much detail as usual. At lunch, I made rice, cucumbers and braised leeks. The cucumbers were braised in butter. They were a revelation. I made them before, but the cucumbers were slightly bitter so i couldn’t get the real joy out of them but this time they were spectacular. So i braised them in butter (put them in butter and in the oven for an hour) and smothered them in a mornay sauce. Then put the back in the oven for 5 minutes. The leeks I put in some water and butter and on the stove for a while. The rice I put in some water to boil until tender, then steam for a half hour. Then put some butter in.
Next, I made veal burgers, green beans and sauteed mushrooms. To do the burgers, I fried some onions, added some tomatoes cooked for a minute, and put it in a mixing bowl. next, mince some veal and ham together and add to the mixing bowl. Form the patties, dredge in flour and refrigerate. Now the mushrooms. To start, I made a brown sauce. To do this, I fried some carrots, celery, onions and ham in oil, added some flour and cooked it out. Then whisked in some stock and tomato paste and let simmer for a while. I sautéed the mushrooms, added some madeira, and stirred the sauce in. for the beans, I just blanched them and put butter on them. I then fried the steaks, added some stock, reduced and added some butter. It was awesome. All of it. But I’m tired and I’m done for today.
Okay! Today was pretty cool. I really gotta go now. So I shall bid you farewell!