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...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
Late night cooking 
18th-Apr-2006 01:33 am
accomplished, scudworth, mischievous
I tried doing the cheddar sauce again, and at first I couldn't even get the roux to work, and the second time the sauce just turned out all grainy. Ick. I'll need to review Alton's notes, or use different milk and cheese or something.

The first French Onion Soup of the season, however, turned out *wonderful*! I missed the OSOs, but caught some Texas SpringSweets (Walla Wallas won't be here until closer to July, of course). Watching that pile of off-white onion shards slowly settle into a layer of thick brown PURE CONCENTRATED FLAVOR really brings home the magic of cooking. Throw in some Gewurztraminer from Chateau Ste. Michelle, homemade chicken stock from February, canned beef consume, unfiltered apple cider, and a splash of cognac, and ahhhhhhh...

It will be even better tomorrow covered with some French loaf, Fontina and Mozzarella.
Comments 
18th-Apr-2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
mmm... french onion soup
18th-Apr-2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Mmm... french onion soup. My thoughts exactly.

By the way -- you can come on to visit us anytime [that I'm not in Arizona!]

Bob and I live out in the sticks, and are generally disinclined to go into town for more than a weekend day, or one evening for dinner & drinks... so if you plan to spend lots of time in town, it's something to think about.

Of course, the big time to visit southern New England is the beginning of October to see all the pretty foliage, but personally, I like late spring or late summer better when it's warm and you can spend lots of time outside, but not too hot-humid like in July.
19th-Apr-2006 07:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was really good. I still haven't learned to hold back on the cognac, and I don't think I'll be using all sweets again (mebbe a 3:1 sweet:not ratio), but it was still 4 of 5 stars. *burp*

Oooooh, a foliage trip. I hadn't considered that. Stop giving me ideas! ;-)
At any rate, you and Bob will certainly be a specific stop on my trip, so it'll be OK if you're outside the city; I've mostly seen Boston anyway. Especially now that the Computer Museum is gone.
18th-Apr-2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
fontina = stinky cheese, smells like feet!
19th-Apr-2006 07:26 am (UTC)
I don't think Fontina is that bad, but I did misremember. I used Gruyere, not Fontina.

Besides, the stink is how you know it's good!
18th-Apr-2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
hrm

my renagade cheese snark was somehow listed as anonymous

mer
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