Thursday, February 28, 2008

Butter Pecan Me, ASAP


I went on a bit of a baking frenzy tonight. I made two things, both of the butter pecan variety. Why, you ask? Well, it's my dad and sister's birthdays (technically it was last weekend), and I wanted to make something other than the usual birthday cake.

First, I whipped up these truly phenomenal pecan shortbread cookies from Gourmet magazine. Can I just say how much I love Gourmet magazine? I'm not really that good of a cook, so I rely on Gourmet to put together awesome menus and have a great variety of stuff in each issue. And they even have a section of stuff that takes under 15 minutes! But, I digress.

I also made a batch of butter pecan ice cream out of my new Ben & Jerry's cookbook. I just pulled it out of the canister and it tastes like frozen whipped cream. I guess that's because that's sort of what it is. It is so freakin good I can't believe I didn't sit down with my spoonula and eat the whole thing myself.

Back to Gourmet. I am also making this month's vegetarian cassoulet for the birthday dinner. No one is a vegetarian and I've got some picky eaters of the under 6 variety, so we'll see if it goes over. Hopefully we don't have to order pizza. I guess we can always just eat ice cream and cookies and be done with it. That's all I need, really.

1 comment:

jensmith98 said...

The B&J butter pecan ice cream is a staple at my house. It is my Dad's favorite flavor and he always looks so sad if he visits and I haven't made it. And how can it go wrong? It has a lb of nuts cooked in a bunch o' butter. Yum!

I'll have to try out the cookies on him next time I visit.

Let me know what you think of the veg. cassoulet.