Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fajitas & Chocolate

Bethany visited Olympia for a slumber party with Jeanette and Wesley while Ian was away, and we made dinner, dessert, and breakfast.  Our dinner menu started with Flank Steak and Rajas Fajitas from the May 2012 Food Network Magazine.  We cooked everything on the stovetop and in the broiler instead of using a grill.

After charring the peppers, we put them in a bowl and covered them so that the skins would come off easily

With the red bell peppers, we made Grilled Peppers from the same magazine to go in our salad, with Garlic, Oregano, and Lemon Vinaigrette from the April 2012 Bon Appetit

Everything was added to a skillet with garlic and oregano to be heated

Then it was served with homemade guacamole, tortillas, and local raw gouda cheese

For dessert we made Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies from the March 2012 Food Network Magazine, and our version of Vanilla Ice Cream with Honey from the May 2012 Food Network Magazine.  We have figured out a pretty good recipe for raw ice cream, so we made that but used honey as the sweetener.  The cookies were huge, but that kept them soft inside, which made them good!

After dinner and dessert (and watching Alice in Wonderland!), Jeanette got started on breakfast since there were quite a few steps to it.  We made the Chocolate Babka from the March 2012 Food Network Magazine, which is a yeast dough that is rolled out, topped with an almond frangipane with orange zest and cinnamon, and chopped chocolate, and then rolled up, twisted, folded in half, twisted again, and placed in a loaf pan.  As if that wasn't enough, the bread is topped with a powdered sugar streusel, and finally baked!