Wow! Can't believe it's already April 7th ... where is the year 2011 going? Today it will have to be a short, but sweet post for me because I'm hosting a dinner party at my home tonight for a church activity. Hubby & I were up until 1am last night cleaning the backyard, hanging lights, and setting up tables and chairs. And then I woke up this morning and rain is in the forecast! ARGH!!! A dinner party in the yard will be so much better, but I can quickly rearrange furniture, if needed, to bring tables & chairs inside ... but I'm still praying for no rain and a lovely dinner outside tonight.
The garlicky crumb-coated broccoli was another simple yet very tasty recipe from Dorie. I loved trying a new way to cook broccoli and for me this is a practical recipe that I'd definitely use again. I think my bread crumbs and garlic got toasted a bit too much, but it was still good ... just something to keep in mind for next time. And I loved the lemon zest with the broccoli. I've made green beans and asparagus with lemon juice in the past, but I've never done the zest thing and never done either with broccoli. Next time I think I'll search out a larger lemon or two lemons for even more zest!!
To see the results of my fellow Dorie cooks, go HERE.
And you don't want to miss next week ... my kids are already drooling ... vanilla eclairs!! And there are variations to the recipe that include CHOCOLATE! You better believe we'll be going the chocolate route here at our house!
P.S. I'm completely frustrated with the ISO capabilities ... or lack of ... on the camera. I like to turn-up my ISO when needed without getting a bunch of noise. Anyone tried or have opinions on the Nikon D7000?? I know it's not as rugged as the D300, but I'm just shooting kids & food & the 7000 has the features that I want. I tried a D7000 at Costco for a few minutes and was impressed, but I've heard mixed reviews on them.