Last night I tried another new recipe, this time for French Onion Soup. I don't like onions too much, but I love French Onion Soup (I know, it's strange). Anyway, I pulled this recipe out of Cooking Light a year ago, but had yet to try it. It was okay, but nothing great. Josh felt the same way. I think next time I will try a different recipe. The one I used called for chicken broth, and most other recipes I have seen call for beef broth, so I think that may give it a better flavor. Anyway, if I try another recipe, I will let you know!
When Josh and I got married, I thought I did a good job of registering, but as I have gotten more and more into cooking since then, I realized there were quite a few things I wish I had requested. So, I have slowly tried to add those things to my kitchen collection. I used some of my Christmas money this year to purchase an 11-cup food processor, which I am loving (I went with the Cuisinart one). I originally thought I would use it mostly for soups and dips. However, last night I discovered one of it's amazing powers...the shredder. A week ago, when we had some friends over for pizzas, my friend brought a block of mozzarella. We spent quite awhile shredding it with a hand grater. Well, on one of my cooking shows this week, the chef grated her cheese in a food processor, and I quickly realized it was something I needed to try. So, when I needed to shred my gruyere cheese for our soup last night, I used the food processor, and finished in about 5 seconds. I was so happy, and was exclaiming my excitement to Josh and our friend CJ, who was eating with us. I think they were pretty amazed too, even if they weren't showing it as much as I was.
Exercise update: well, there isn't one right now. I did not work out yesterday, and have not yet today. I might get to do a little tomorrow...hopefully.