After driving all the way to Mammoth, we finally met B and A at their cabin. We also saw their three dogs, N, D and S. After we settled in we sat down to a nice home cooked meal of steak and potatoes(one of my favorites). The steak was cooked just the way I like it, medium rare. It was really good! We had mini potatoes that tasted like crispy french fries. They were cooked to perfection! B and A also cooked zucchini, the interesting thing was that I only liked the YELLOW zucchini and not the green! B and A also cooked some portabello mushrooms. I learned that vegitarians like these mushrooms because they have the consistancy of steak. They do have the texture of steak which is probably why I liked them so much. Dinner was followed with a salted French caramel ice-cream. It was one of the best ice-creams I had ever tasted! At the end of dinner we played a very wacky game of Snorta!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
In a few days we are celebrating a Birthday in the Carpenter household. Tomorrow BW is having a B-Day. She likes pasta and she likes soup so my parents decided to make their special tortellini soup. I helped to make the tortellini's. First I took a piece of Gyoza wrap and I covered the outside edges with water. Then I took the meat mixture my mom had made the night before and plopped it in the middle. I fold the whole thing in half lengthwise and then I take the right corner and tuck it under the left corner and stand it up then fold the top over like a flower. On a tray with flour, I placed about twenty tortellinis. ( we made five trays in all)
After we let them air dry, we put them in the freezer. Then off to the school picnic. That night before the special dinner my dad made chicken broth and cooked the frozen pasta in it. BW loved them, they were perfect! When I took my first bite of tortellini I tasted dough nice fluffy and silky sweet on my tongue. Then I got to the meat, a whole different taste. Sort of ruff but soft and yummy. The broth was my favorite, it did not hurt my teeth. The day before my braces were tightened, ick! My second helping of broth tasted amazing, the tortellini's were soft and easy on my teeth.
questo e' tutto
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Sunday, September 12, 2010
Last week at my house P came over to grill sausages with my dad. My grandparents ate marinated lamb chops. We had four different types of sausage: Polish, Kielbasa, Chicken Pepper and Portuguese. We had grilled artichokes, which I usually like but these were burnt and had no taste, although the adults didn't agree. I usually like them boiled. The Polish sausage was spicy and sweet, I wrapped it in bread to cut the spice. The Kielbasa was really delicious, it was my favorite because it was really sweet and mild, I had one and a half pieces! The chicken pepper was.... well don't get me started on that one, it was horrible! The Portuguese tasted a lot like the Polish. We had salads on a bed of butter lettuce tucked in with ranch and trimmed with tomato's. We had corn that was sweet and baby carrots that were a treat! All in all it was pretty good BBQ night.
That's all Y'all
Sunday, September 5, 2010
When I go to Mammoth it is a tradition to eat at Tamarack, a lodge and restaurant. This time SOMEONE called and canceled our reservation, so we had to wait in the lobby playing chess and listening to the opera Carmen over and over again. When we went in the restaurant we were happy to eat.
For an appetizer I had a cheese plate, all of the cheeses were soft and creamy there were five different ones and I recommend you eat from left to right. That way the cheeses get stronger as you move to the right, my favorites were a goat cheese and a Brie. - My dad had a Burrata tomato salad. That was " PRETTY DARN GOOD, but then again isn't everything good in Mammoth?!" B had a spinach with stilton (which is a blue cheese and a bit stinky) salad. Which was "Amazing". My mom had Escargot, which I DO NOT eat because my friend has a pet snail. But I do like to dip my bread in the sizzling olive oil, parsley and garlic that the snails cook in.
For a main course I had a Petit Fillet Mignon, medium rare. It came with scalloped potato and Bok Choy, it was very good and I have it every time I go there. Both my dad and B had Elk medallions, with my scalloped potato's. B's wife A had a vegatable wellington, which is a pastry shell filled with cooked veggies. It was my first experience with any wellington but I did not like it.
For dessert I had a Fresh Maine Blueberry Tart, with blueberries that were ripe and perfect. It tasted best with whipped cream and ice-cream! Dad says it is " a good place, but they need to change their menu". One more thing, I don't want to hear the opera Carmen for at least a month or two!!!
That's this weeks point of food!