Last night we had a few people over for dinner and Yes! Chef! made his almost famous spaghetti and meatballs. I thought it would be fun to have homemade breadsticks, so I found this recipe from Food Network: Almost Famous Breadsticks. Yes! Chef! thought it was a grand idea, but he didn’t understand that just because I found the recipe doesn’t mean that I wanted to make the recipe. His first clue was when he asked me how much time I needed to make the bread and I just looked at him blankly.
“Me?”, I said. “Ohhhhh! I found that recipe for you, but I can make it, if you want.”
“Okay”, said Yes! Chef! innocently.
“Just let me sweep the floor, vacuum the carpet and clean the bathroom for the guests tonight and I’ll get right on it”, I said wiping the sweat from my brow. (Truth be known, I didn’t actually have any sweat on my brow, or any place else for that matter. But I was doing the cleaning.)
Yes! Chef! then said that he would be happy to make the breadsticks. What a guy.
I wasn’t able to take any photos of the baking process (which he assured me was very easy), but I did get the above photo and I did eat a couple of them with dinner. I can attest that they were quite yummy. I’ve never been to the Olive Garden to actually try their famous breadsticks, but I think Yes! Chef!’s breadsticks were probably superior. (I may be a bit prejudiced.)
This morning I noticed the leftover sticks and so I suggested that Yes! Chef! make us breakfast to use them up. This is what he created:
We had a little snow this morning, so it was nice to sit at the table, eat breakfast together and drink a little hot coffee.
Yes! Chef! got his egg recipe from the new Food Network magazine (April, 2012). He used an Alton Brown Recipe called “Over Easy” on page 68. Alton says, “You don’t want to brown an over-easy egg—a browned egg is a fried egg.” Who knew? I can say that the egg was rich and tasty. Yes! Chef! even flipped the eggs in the pan. I was impressed.
Just a cooking note: Yes! Chef! never fries his bacon. He always bakes them in the oven. That’s why they look all flat and nice and crispy and evenly cooked.
Photography and presentation note.: A little bit of herb can go a long way to making the food look appealing and it definitely adds to the flavor. Here Yes! Chef! just threw on a little chopped Italian Parsley to the egg.
Just a quick note to thank all of those that commented on and liked my Sweet Mini Peppers post. I was quite surprised by the honor of having that post on the WordPress Fresh Press Homepage. Thank you for all the kind words.