Thursday, January 21, 2010

I was considering a pun for my title here, but felt it was too much for you, dear reader.

Tonight I made vegetable samosas for supper. A tiny pocket of yummy goodness. And whilst chatting with a British chum yesterday (I've been plotting my samosas since then) we discussed the finer points of food wrapped around itself. Samosas, quesadillas, calzones, empanadas, stromboli, runza...(there must be more!)--what do they have in common?

1. No messy clean up--pocketed food is its own plate.
2. Easy portability from plate to mouth (forget the complication of utensils)
3. The novelty that you are cooking a miniature, edible oven (the pocketed food) inside another oven (the conventional kind)--as the veggies, meats or cheeses simmer together inside the outer coat of doughy goodness.

This was my first attempt at samosas. And this recipe from Real Simple was just that, simple. Check it out!

I'm washing that down with some seasonal Christmas beer. That's right...unbuckle those pants.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thanks, Mom.

Hey lookey loo, I'm cracking open your soap, Mom. Yay for delayed satisfaction and Christmas gifts.