Sunday, December 18, 2011

Turkey Sammy

Sometimes, when I'm lucky, my dad will pick me up a jar of garlic mustard from a winery at the coast. The stuff is to die for. Simply put. Ever since I got my latest jar, I've been dreeeeeaming of putting it on a turkey sandwich. I don't usually MAKE sandwiches, because a loaf of bread in my house will last....about a day. Which is bad.

But today was the day. I bought a small loaf of fresh sourdough, and LeGreg and I went to work.

In order:
  • sourdough
  • hippie soy cheese
  • very thinly sliced red onion
  • sprouts
  • turkey
  • garlic mustard
I slathered on a little Earth Balance non dairy butter and cooked in a frying pan, med heat, on both sides until golden brown and the cheese had melted.

I LOVE sprouts...and everything else in this. So so good. I ate two sandwiches. Oops!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Party Bark

AKA cake batter chocolate bark.

The chick at How Sweet It Is makes me get fat just LOOKING at her posts. They always look SO amazing. I saw this one and immediately thought "OMG PARTY BARK!!!". The colors just screamed "I'm a good time". Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as her did. Prooooobably because I sorta ignored that whole "high quality chocolate" part and just got some white and dark chips from Trader Joes. I figured I'd get the cheapy stuff my first go round in case I totally biffed. Which is never unexpected. Judging by her pics, the higher quality stuff is a) thinner when melted and b) the white chocolate is WHITE. Meh. Whatevs. Next time.

Cake Batter Chocolate Bark
6 ounces high quality dark chocolate (she used Lindt 70%)

12 ounces high quality white chocolate (she used Lindt)

3 teaspoons yellow cake mix (I used white. Couldnt remember what kind I was supposed to get! I bet the confetti cake mix would be pretty fun, too)

sprinkles of your choice (at least 3 tablespoons worth or more) (the grocery store had pretty crap selection for me! I'll be on the hunt for more fun stuff...)

Melt dark chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour chocolate on. You can smooth it with a spatula to the thickness you desire. Stick in the freeze for 20 minutes.

Melt while chocolate. Whisk in cake mix slowly, stirring well until no lumps remain. Let it set for 3 full minutes (or at least until it slightly thickens). Remove baking sheet with chocolate from the freezer and immediately pour white chocolate on top. Sprinkle on sprinkles. Freeze for 20 minutes.

Once set, break into chunks. Keep refrigerated.

While mine won't be winning any style awards just yet, this was about as simple as it gets! There were some neon dinosaur sprinkles in my little variety pack that I'm pretty stoked to try out next. I love the endless possibilities for decorating against a "white" background.