Tuesday, October 31, 2006

halloween feast

L called today and asked if we were free tonight since she was roasting an 8lb. pork shoulder. Even if we weren't free, I think we would have cancelled any plans in order to enjoy this amazing meal.

cuban-style roast pork
Since L made the pork, I have no notes except to say that it was exceptionally tasty, especially with the mojo sauce that she made to go with it. (The mojo sauce was appropriately tinged blue, for Halloween.)

ugly vegetables
I was in charge of making the vegetables. They turned out tasty, but really ugly. Shredding the zucchini and carrots in the food processor was quick, but it shreds the vegetables too finely and unevenly, so they stuck together in unattractive clumps. I guess it fit the theme pretty well.
[carrots, zucchini, onions, garlic, chili powder, salt]

pumpkin flan
This was my first time making flan, so I was pretty worried about it working out. Making the caramel was a little tricky, and most of the sugar stayed hard and crystallized on the bottom. There was still a fair amount of caramelly liquid that came out when I unmolded it, but it seemed a shame that there was all that sugary goodness at the bottom of my ramekin. Anyone have any thoughts as to why it didn't remelt once it was baked? Or tips on how to do it better? We couldn't resist trying one as soon as they were cool enough, and that's when we took the photo.
[pumpkin, heavy cream, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, salt]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the flan looks great. did you save me one? ; )

8/11/06 15:20  

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