Our friend who has moved in with us for the time being is the world's best cook. For real. Unfortunately, I am also a good cook... and so some times, we just sit around and cook. I say unfortunately, because I am going to get very fat.
This weekend, we made double thick lemon bars...
Strawberry ice cream...
And our normal array of pizza, salads, soups, etc.
The double thick lemon bars, based on my recipe, were a huge success. Friend really loved the bars, but asked if I'd be willing to double up the lemon custard ad see how it worked. I never turn down a baking challenge...
Again, a huge success.
Baked churros were a recipe inspiration, but we sort of messed it up since we didn't pay enough attention to the puff pastry defrosting. While they were delicious, we are going to have to try again, with better puff pastry to work with!
The strawberry ice cream is to die for! Friend and I had a bit of a cooking spar about whether or not this should be a frozen custard, and I managed to wrangle in my opinion that it needed to be more of an ice cream and less of a custard. Let's just say, when you are right, you are right.
I am now getting ready to enjoy our homemade white bean & ham soup.
I also have to go to work tomorrow and resume my job as a lifestyle wellness coach. I may be drinking cranberry juice & water all day to long and eating nothing but lettuce to hide my secret shame.
Jealous? You can be. You can also invite yourself over for dinner. We always have leftovers!