This has already been a week of experimental cooking. Monday, I used my pressure cooker to cook a duck, thanks to Miss Vickie's tips and recipes. I was pretty tense the whole time, but it turned out great. It's pretty cool to take a duck out of the fridge after 3:00 and have it ready to eat by 5:00. I don't think my pot is big enough for a thanksgiving turkey though.
I thought we needed some healthy snacks for L, so Tuesday, I baked pumpkin bread. I also tried out an apple bread that didn't really work out - but it's edible, so I'll probably still try to eat it. The pumpkin bread turned out great though.
I also started some yogurt cheese following another Mother Earth News recipe. This recipe is a really simple idea, although it takes all day. I started it around 2:00, so I'm still working on it this morning (it's just draining now in the cheese cloth in my colander).
This morning I whipped up a little dish of baked oatmeal (the last batch made a 9x12 pan which we ate for a week). I didn't measure anything, but I threw in oatmeal, 1 egg, some milk, maple syrup, and frozen blackberries. I still had to bake it for 30 minutes at 350 (but this time it fit in the toaster oven). It turned out really yummy, though I had to sprinkle a little sugar on to sweeten it up a bit. L was torn, I think. She likes the oatmeal ("oh-mmm" she says), but I think the blackberries weirded her out.
What do you think Josh, does this one look any more appetizing?