Chocolate Pudding Is the Answer
good morning. How are you? A lot of anger is spreading these days, epidemic-weary annoyance, moderate depression. I think it is more important than ever that we try to believe that people are mostly acting from a state of good faith rather than bad, and the epidemic provides us accordingly to respond to stimuli.
If you can bring that approach to the kitchen, it is better. The work there is simple: feed people. And when we do, we can make their lives a little better, almost every time. He is you and your family. But it is also family that you get bags of beans that you put in the What-You-You-Community pantry you carry in the corner, or the neighbors you baked for Cake attack Or assembled Lazanya.
I received a letter the other day from a woman who has started leaving a bag of cookies for garbage collectors who serve her home. They become pandemic friends waving at each other between the street and the kitchen window. They are now happier than before that it happened. He is nothing.
What to cook Yossy Arefi’s Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Cream (Above) is a great comfort dessert, especially to follow Pierre Frankie’s classic recipe Macaroni and Beef Casserole. But you can easily bring joy to the table Kimchi bunja rice, Or with something Baked Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans and Cheddar.
Or you can cook without a recipe. It is only to free up a signal to jam, to see what you do in your imagination. I took a walk with my friend Mickey at the beach in Fort Tilden, Queens the other day and described a dish she was cooking with chicken thighs, lemon and rosemary, roasted in the oven and mashed potatoes and candied Served with carrots. I thought that looked good. I made it that night.
Rough outline: Combine chicken thighs with chopped lemon, minced garlic, a chopped small onion, a bunch of rosemary, a glaze of olive oil, a spray of salt, a juicy lemon. Then in a sheet pan make small mounds of onion and lemon and garlic and press the chicken thighs into them. Fry them in a 400 degree oven until the skin of the chicken is crisp and brown and the meat is cooked through. I served the chicken with boiled potatoes with butter, milk and lots of salt and some Step bud Because I didn’t have a carrot. I can do that twice a month, I think. How good.
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