Sunday lunch (15/5): “why the f is it so cold?!” edition.
I’m a couple or so months behind on updating Sunday lunch/dinner, so there will be a bit of a deluge of food pictures in the coming weeks.
We had an unseasonably cold spring this year, and after I officially declared grilling season open the first weekend of May, temperatures plummeted for the next three weeks, which meant all the magazine issues devoted to grilling in my mailbox would have to wait.
Bummed out and shivering, I decided to warm up by baking two kinds of pizza (one pizza isn’t pictured).
Option #1: tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, plum tomato slices, bacon, and arugula.
Option #2: ricotta, grated Fontina and Parmesan mix, caramelized onions, black olives, and salami.
Having not given up entirely on summer though, I made Frozen Lemon Soufflé and a pitcher of Cucumber Cooler from the June 2011 issue of Everyday Food Magazine. The soufflé turned out amazing—it was almost exactly like lemon ice cream—though I had issues making the extended mold border out of parchment paper. It turns out that tape doesn’t actually stick to baking parchment, so I had to get a bit creative and line the outside of it with foil.
The cucumber drink tasted… strange. Skipping the mint probably didn’t help either. I think I’d rather put my cucumbers in a salad, rather than using up so many of them and ending up with dubious results.