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).

Sunday, October 21, 2012

"We're going old school..."

Those were Mr. Hinkelgruber's word as he finished this week's menu - and you'll notice that the menu does, indeed, reflect several old favorites!

We had some fun with this Sunday's dinner (and my mom always said not to play with our food!) - and that's reflected in the photo with this week's post. Yep, that's a 'nude' photo that Mr. Hinkelgruber took of this evening's dinner - well, before it became dinner, actually.

Our final family pumpkin carving party is next Sunday, so here's a heads-up: next week dinner is chili - three kinds!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tending to my knitting...

Yeah, knitting has become an obsession! But what beautiful things I'm making. I may even post a photo or two once their finished.

I made bagels this weekend - and my humble opinion? It was nice to experience making them - once - but do yourself a favor; buy them at your favorite local bagel shop. They were good, but waaay more work than they were worth! The kneading, the resting, the boiling - holy, moly - I'm going to Einstein's next time!

I also made a pumpkin jelly roll - totally worth it and worth making again! Mmm, mmm! I'm glad I gave the leftovers away.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sometimes, someone else's baking is better...

This weekend is the annual Greek Festival! And, boy howdy, for one more year, those delightful and fantastic Greek ladies have treated us to some of the most delicious food and pastries! Yesterday was positively a Greek food frenzy. (Oh, and one second of griping - the amateurs were out in force trying to negotiate their way around the festival! Make way, I say!)

You all know my love of knitting - well, I found some beautiful yarn last week that I can only describe as "chompy." Those of you who know me, know exactly what that means - the most beautiful shade of green that made my mouth water upon seeing it. For those of you who don't know the origins of "chompy," the story is just too long to go into here - suffice it to say, the shade makes me want to literally, chew into it. A gorgeous, green shawlette is in my future.

And, finally, lasagna...the ultimate comfort food. Mr. Hinkelgruber is beginning this week with the perfect fall comfort meal!