Weekend Cooking

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I spent most of this weekend fighting off some stupid cold, ugh.  In between, I did manage to fit in a visit to Soonja’s, a local Korean restaurant where I had amazing Gobdol bibimbap, which is a Korean rice, veggie, and in my case chicken dish served sizzling in a stone bowl.   The high heat means that when you douse it with some soy sauce it caramelizes with the rice and is just amazing. Excellent restaurant to visit if you are ever in the Princeton, New Jersey area.  They also make amazing sushi.

I did spend a few minutes and threw together a chocolate rum cake with a recipe from Trisha Ashley found here.  It was super easy to throw together, baked beautifully but was just okay as far as rum cakes go.  I like that moist, dense effect for a rum cake and this was just more like a regular bundt cake.  It did make a nice treat with coffee for breakfast though.

Tonight, I’m just making a tray of roasted root veg and a stuffed pork loin. I cannot get enough of root vegetables this time of year.  Super easy to make, just cut them into uniform sizes, toss with olive oil, sea salt, cracked pepper and some rosemary and roast in a hot oven until done.  I just butterflied the pork loin with a mixed dried fruit stuffing and then roasted for about an hour and a half. Pretty low key, quick dinner.

The benefit of all this roasting was the house warmed up nicely:)

In other foodie type news, I am going to a demonstration tomorrow night at Williams-Sonoma for deep frying Turkey.  I don’t think it is something I would do, but it will be interesting to see.  I am picturing a result that requires fire trucks, but I hope not!

 

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking

  1. heatherdpear says:

    We have deep fried turkey for years. It does take a bunch of safety precautions. My hubby cooks it out in the back yard well away from the house.

  2. joyweesemoll says:

    Hope you’re feeling better!

    A family in my town burned down their house a few years ago while deep-frying a turkey, so I’ve never been tempted.

  3. Beth F says:

    I was out of town until today, which is why I couldn’t comment over the weekend.

    Hope you’re feeling better by now. That rum cake sounds pretty good to me! I think I’d be afraid to deep fry a turkey.

  4. I love roasted root vegetables, and often make extras so that I can have them the next day.

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