|seared scallops and brussels|
The seared scallops above were cribbed from an Alton Brown tutorial.
Below are salt-baked potatoes from the September-October Cook's Illustrated. I've been a subscriber for years and find their regular issues to be hit or miss (the seasonal entertaining issues however, which aggravating don't come with the subscription, are always worth buying), this issue was a WINNER. Salt-baked potatoes, a French-style pot roast, veggie lasagna, potato gnocchi with browned butter and sage... forget summer salads and bring on those hearty dishes!
|salt-baked potatoes, roasted asparagus and garlic|
|3-bean chili and toppings|
*side note: Alex and I just recently started Mad Men (yeah I know we're culturally years behind) and in the first scene of the first episode when the waiter says, "women sure do love their magazines!" and he and Don Draper laugh, I cringed but can't deny that it is so true.