I’ve had some great food fantabulous even! (is that a word?) I love food and I love to eat even more. Not greasy, empty calorie, heart attack inducive but gourmet, complex yet simple, classy, creative, delicious and visually stimulating. In four words food should be like great SEX IN MY MOUTH!
In no particular order, one of the best things I’ve had is banana pancakes topped with exotic mango cubes drizzled with a special homemade syrup…ahhhhh 🙂
First up the pancakes…what you need is:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed
- Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil and bananas.
- Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides.
Not time to eat yet, I know it looks good – taste good too 🙂
Let’s get the mangoes..
Now all we need is the homemade syrup. Sorry can’t tell you the secret but regular supermarket syrup is great!
And the finished product……..
OMG!!! tell ya….goodness on a plate 🙂
On to the next serving
The next magnificent meal I’ve had is pasta with creme sauce and chicken strips topped with a generous amount of the cheese of your choice and a sprinkle of parsley (or whatever herb you like/have)
This meal requires muti-tasking or an extra set of hands.
First the sauce……
2 cups cream (heavy, or 35% cream is best)
1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper (ideally white pepper)
pasta (fettucini, penne or tortellini are great)
fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
1 clove garlic, chopped (optional)
extra parmesan cheese or any cheese you got!
Heat a large saucepan over high heat until very hot. Add just enough cold water to cover the bottom of the pan. Let the water evaporate (it will do this quickly) but make sure there are a few drops left in the pan. This will keep the cream from scorching and burning on the bottom of the pan. Remove the pan from the heat.
Add the cream to the pan and return it to the heat. When the cream comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium/ medium high and continue to boil and consistently stir until it is reduced by half. During that time, add the garlic.
In the meantime, cook pasta in well salted water according to package directions. Drain well when cooked.
When the cream is reduced remove it from the heat. Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time and whisk it in. The cream should thicken and turn glossy.
Preparing the chicken……
After the chicken is done, combine with cheese, hot pasta and cream. Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and………
Serve immediately (with added parmesan cheese for me!).
And last for now is homemade cake of your choice topped generously with ambrosia.
Ambrosia is very closely related to the gods’ other form of sustenance, nectar. In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia is sometimes the food or drink of the Greek gods (or demigods), often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whoever consumes it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by dove so it may have been thought of in the Homeric tradition as a kind of divine exhalation of the Earth.
Having said that if you haven’t had this then you are probably going to hell….
You will need:
- 1 cup whipping or heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar (or taste)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, well drained
2 (11-ounce) cans mandarin oranges, well drained
- 2 cups seedless red or green grapes, washed and dried (or a combination of both)
2 teaspoons fresh grated orange zest (optional)
- In large mixing bowl, beat together whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
- Fold sour cream into whipped cream just until blended.
- Fold in coconut and marshmallows, then fold in remaining ingredients.
- Transfer ambrosia to serving dish. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Served with a delectable slice of lemon vanilla cake is simply……..mmmm
Ok stop signing and get cooking……….:)
What makes you go mmmm?