Lars really delivered this morning! A beautiful Sunday service and then brunch on the back porch under the veiled sun. This morning on Cooking Across the Globe 🌍 we head to South America for Arepas. I had never had this before but now I am a fan! These delicious cornmeal patties are topped with grilled onions, pinto beans, avacado, and a poached egg. Some paprika and homemade salsa gave it an extra kick. It was so delicious that I actually had to close my eyes as my smile was so big.
I have been craving Mexican Food from some of my favorite spots, one being a little place on Thayer St. So, if you can’t got to them, make it yourself! On last nights Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 I whipped up some Chicken Chimichangas with a Topping of sour cream, tomatoes and cilantro! A sinful treat for all! Matched with watermelon margaritas (virgin for the kids) brought a sweet note!
Tonight on Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 I got a little frustration out! We have been dealing with a HORRIBLE teacher situation and getting the runaround! Ugh, it might be time to homeschool. Anyway, We made a Chicken Cordon Bleu with a yummy Dijon Parmesan sauce and a side of asparagus! I pounded out chicken breast, Lars cut up some ham and we lined the chicken with provolone, rolled it up dipped it panko and BAM! There is nothing left which means this dish will be made again!
On Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 we decided to reflect on some of our favorite places to visit and foods to eat. Hands down, Montréal has become a favorite for both. Since our annual trip for our anniversary will probably not happen we decided to recreate happy food memories. Lars and I made ham and Gruyere cheese crepes with Béchamel sauce. As a special treat, we made dessert crepes for the boys with strawberries, chocolate and vanilla ricotta. The only thing missing to make it just like Montréal was a Caesar in our hand! Luckily we had that with brunch on Sunday.
On Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 Lars recreated our kids favorite, meatball subs! This one was for the boys. They love Subway’s meatball sandwiches every once in a while. In true fashion, Lars made everything from scratch. Hoagie rolls filled the house with amazing smells all day. He ground up excess pork from ribs he trimmed for tomorrow’s meal and added ground beef. Mozzarella, Parmesan and our favorite Italian marinara sauce made for THE BEST subs ever! Julian said it was the best he’d ever had.
Tonight on Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 we stayed Stateside. We decided on some Maryland and Rhode Island favorites. Shout out to Jaime A. Rossi as we made Maryland CrabCakes and Rhode Island Calamari. Calamari was voted the official state appetizer of Rhode Island a few years ago. What’s your state appetizer? It’s important you find out…STAT! A fresh side salad rounded out the meal. Lars Carlson said he would not say he knocked it out of the park, lbut it was very good. My crabcakes were amazing. Point…Julia. Who’s keeping score?
I confess, I love trashy TV! One show that is so bad that it’s good is Vanderpump Rules. Not kids anymore but still a bunch of self absorbed, entitled children. Yup, it is awesome. As such, I decided to make a dish often talked about in the show that is served at Sur; Goat Cheese Balls. Super easy and now I know why people always talk about them!
On Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 I have to say I am super proud! Tonight we made lasagna….from scratch! Not only did we nail the noodles but the tomato sauce was exceptional. While I focused on the dough and rolling, Lars perfected a hearty meat and tomato sauce that had the perfect amount of Italian spices. Having recently provisioned, we had a crisp salad and some green broccoli to keep us balanced. We are all stuffed and ready for Survivor night!
On Cooking Across the Globe 🌍 we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We listened to Mariachi music and the Gypsy Kings in the warm evening weather while cooking up fajitas and Mexican Street Corn (Elote). Lars made up some amazing Margaritas to complete this fun meal. We sat on the back deck and soaked up the last bit of sunlight while feeling like we were at a seaside restaurant in 🇲🇽 Mexico. Perfect!