Here are some random things I've made, and tried lately. Clockwise from top left:
Roasted chicken with thai sweet chili sauce, chimichurri sauce, rice, beans and roasted potato salad with dijon vinaigrette. Chicken is often average and can be really boring. But when it's good-- it's really good. My goal is to perfect chicken, and have a handful of different sauces to jazz it up to keep my taste buds alert and excited. This attempt was extremely successful!
Minty grasshopper pie - a See's candy recipe I found on their web site, which needs to be revamped with more specific instructions. (this image is what it was supposed to look like). What kind of whipped topping, See's? Clearly I used the wrong kind, hence no image of the actual, not-so-pretty results
Split pea soup with roasted potato/arugula salad again. I was inspired by the ham bone I nabbed before it got tossed after a luncheon at work. It helped make a really great soup!
Tapatio tray at a local taco joint (not because I made it, just because I like tapatio). Future post idea: document just what is right about SD Mexican food, and how everything else I try in LA County is just... not right. The tapatio was just about the only right thing I had that night