That said, I have managed to squeeze in a few fun adventures in the kitchen! I made my very own chicken stock!! :) Well, not MY very own, it was Ina Garten's recipe, but the batch I made was my very own! (I made 1/3 of the recipe, my stock pot is not that big!) And may I say that it made some yummy Italian Wedding Soup! (Even though Aaron complained about the "seaweed" in it, i.e. spinach...) For those of you wondering, I left out the white wine.
The February issue of Better Homes and Gardens had lot of amazingly decadent recipes that I am really looking forward to trying. In the works tonight is the Vanilla tart with nutmeg crust and spiced pears. I have the tart shell and filling made, it is currently cooling, and tomorrow I'll make the spiced pears to go with it. I'll let you know how it turns out. But, if the "samples" I've had thus far of the filling are any indication...it's going to be gooooooooooddddddd!!