**UPDATE: Links to recipes added. 🙂 **
I rang in 2011 with good friends and good food – an excellent start! I brought both sweet and savory as my contributions to the party.
I’ve made the Gingerbread Cookies a million times (or seems so anyway), so I wanted to jazz them up a bit with some icing. The cookies themselves turn out a bit extra ginger-y, so the icing had to be sweet, but not bland. I think it needs some work still, but using a bit of maple syrup, along with the confectioners sugar and a bit of butter, seemed to do really enhance the flavor of the cookies, as well as turn plain old gingerbread into a very rich dessert. I personally think they’re delicious with vanilla ice cream.
I’m back to work this week – yuck – so tomorrow I’ll be back to cooking a week’s worth of lunches too. This week, vegetarian lentil soup, which means I’ll be cooking a soup base without pork fat of any kind, unfortunately. No bacon, no pancetta. It’s a new year, so we’ll call this my attempt at a healthy new year’s resolution. And we’ll just see how long it lasts.
Speaking of seeing how long things may last, I’ve “resolved” to do WordPress’ 2011 posting challenge, to post at least once a week. Here goes. 🙂