Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Delicious-ness.......

Monday's seriously don't seem as bad when they are the start of a 2.5 day week.  I vote for short weeks every week - who's with me?  It also is a sign of good week when you wake up on Monday and learned you won a giveaway!  Thanks Stephanie (Run to Health) for the Pearl Izumi toe covers!  I can't wait to see if they fit....they will come in handy as it starts to get cold here!

Last night Bill made leg of lamb with marjoram au jus for dinner.  It was freakin' delicious.  He worked all day, marinated, roasting and making HOMEMADE au jus from the pan drippings.  It was amazing. 

We made a salad to accompany the main dish and let me tell you - I was stuffed.

Lamb became part of my rotation after I tried it at Texas de granted TDB could cook up squirrel and make it gourmet; everything is THAT good - but then it solidified how much I loved it when we found our favorite Greek place.

If you live around here (Jason) or you are visiting the area try Zorba's.  Even if you don't think you like Greek food - this place will make you fall in love with it and you will crave it - seriously - CRAVE IT!  (they have loads of vegetarian items also)

Bill and I probably go a few times a month (another plus; it's BYOB) and split the same thing every time; what can I say we are creatures of habit.  Now I'm hungry for a Gyro....damn it!

I baked two pies last night...I know you can go ahead and call me Betty.... We are having a pie contest and silent auction today at work and my pie  better win... it is so flippin good.  Wanna see??? You HAVE to know I would have taken pictures....(sorry for the quality - I took them on my iPhone)

  • Pastry dough for a 2-crust pie
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups of peeled, cored and thinly sliced apples (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes


Preheat oven to 425° F.

Line a 9-inch pie pan with half the dough.

Combine the brown sugar with the cinnamon and flour and toss with the apples and lemon juice.

(brown sugar, cinnamon, flour)

(apples and lemon juice)

(combine together)

Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pie shell. Dot the butter over the top.

Roll out the remaining dough to form the top crust. Cut decorative vents in the crust with small cookie
cutters, or just slit it in a few places with a knife.

Lay the top crust over the fruit. Crimp or flute the pastry together. You may brush the surface with a little beaten egg and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if you like.

Bake the pie for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350° F. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes longer or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

So it doesn't look all that pretty after it is baked....but it tastes good and I better win ..... I like to win....especially food related contests b/c I rock at cooking (not tooting my own horn or anything....)

Day 19: Something you miss....

Jess, My Dad, my nanny, laying around on Saturday/Sundays (no more of that with training, my metabolism from when I was a teenager (what happens to that!?!), not having ANY bills, summer, my riding boots - I can't find them anywhere!!!, my six pack...I had one once when I was 16....

What do you miss????


  1. Seriously hungry now.... Dude I have a GREEK place you totally have to try when you are down here in The Woodlands area (Plate Smashing / Breaking included :+) Oompa!

  2. Nice work on the pie!! I really want to try making a pie from scratch. One day... ;)

  3. I love me some GREEK food. Meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow and well maybe we will just head over there even though she is not much of a Greek fan. Her problem I say.

    And I baked some energy bars last times in Big D.

  4. TOTAL yumminess. Love it.

    I miss the rain from yesterday!! ;)

  5. First - Texas de Brazil is my FAVORITE restaurant.

    I love Greek food, but I've only been to Zorba's once, and unfortunately didn't eat. I like Lebanese food even more though. Mmmmmmmmm...


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