- Go to the gym five days a week, and work out a minimum of 45 minutes a session;
- Use my new "Big Boy" KitchenAid mixer at least once a week (hmmm, may need to increase the gym thing to a minimum of 60 minutes a session);
- Laugh more;
- Bitch less
Well, after long thought (OK, 17 seconds) I've decided the Hinkelgruber family menu should be brought to the web. A couple of things for you to remember: no substitutions (Charlie's not a short-order cook, after all), and change is inevitable - Charlie may not feel like cooking kim chee on a Tuesday! Oh, and there is one request: if you're joining us for dinner, please either call or text the Scary Lady (you know the number - if you don't, you're really not invited).
Friday, December 31, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I don't like the cold, I don't like the wet (don't care that it's the rain that keeps it green here - it's still wet, dank, and cold!), but I love the baking.
It's Mr. Hinkelgruber's workmates' bad luck that they're my lab rats. Friday was 'snack-day' and they got a pumpkin roll - never have made a jelly-roll, and it's a twist on one - but wasn't the most difficult thing I've tried. Gonna try a giant Hostess Snowball cake again - last week's attempt was a giant failure - so, I'm regrouping and putting my own twist to it. I'll let you know how it goes. There are garlic knots rising and ready to bake (if they're any good, my Thanksgiving guests will have these to choose from in the bread basket) and later I'm thinking cheesecake. (Well, in the spirit of full disclosure, the young college boy is coming home and cheesecake is his favorite!)
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
As for breakfast Sunday, well you'll have to check with (as my old client Mr. Jedwab would call him) "The Crown Prince."
Saturday, October 16, 2010
And, in keeping with our own tradition of either wine or apples, today was wine! Mr. Hinkelgruber and I drove to Carlton and the northern Willamette Valley's wine country and bought our wine for the fall. (To quote Mr. Hinkelgruber, "Well, this should last until about Christmas...")
Perhaps next week will be apples....
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The good thing about fall means the food gets 'fuller', the kitchen gets warmer and the baking happens more often. Might have to bake this season's first loaf of bread this week!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Just in case you might be curious, we tried a new restaurant for our anniversary, "Carafe Bistro". While appearing to be nothing special from the outside, the food was genuinely marvelous! Terrific french food (Canard aux Peches - duck confit with peaches; Rabbit Cassoulet) and a really good wine list. In downtown, near the auditorium and, I highly recommend it.
This is Nick's last week in town before he goes back to school, so beginning next week, unless you join us for dinner, we'll likely not have to worry about the following day's lunch.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
So, those of you interested, we'll be dining tomorrow at 3-Doors -Down for Happy Hour!