This recipe was inspired by me not wanting to waste ingredients and the hot weather. Normally when my bananas get over ripe I stick them in the freezer and save them for banana bread. With this heat I did not see myself baking any time soon. After looking through my pantry I decided to make a Banana Mousse using gelatin and the thickening agent.
I looked online and found this recipe from One Perfect Bite and decided that I could loosely follow it with ingredients from my pantry and refrigerator. Mind you I had to swap somethings in to make it work, but trust me it worked!
I highly recommend you serve this with dark chocolate shavings. It reminds me so much of a monkey-tails, and who does not like monkey-tails! (I have the cutest picture of me eating a monkey-tail at the Ren Faire. When I find I shall post it).
Hello Readers! I have never been a fan of pot roasts or meals that are cooked in one pot. I guess I’m a walking contradiction because the more I think of it I do like braised food, I guess I was just biased against pot roast. So I digress. After having surgery cooking was really not something I could do. Mostly because the pain medicine and using a sharp knife did not mix. So I was left sitting on the couch trying to think of something I could cook that would take minimal effort and that I could delegate most of the work to Aaron. My idea for pot roast for dinner was born.
I decided that I would give it a try mostly because I don’t like the way most people cook pot roast. I like mine with mash potatoes and sauce. I like it saucy, I must get that from my Dad. So Aaron’s first task was to hit up the store and fined me a chuck roast. He came home with a large boneless rump roast, I made it work and it was delicious. The meat just flaked apart and it was so easy to get a perfect bite with a little tomato, onion, celery, and mashed taters topped with melt in your mouth roast.
I love this recipe because it is so homey and tastes of all things summer. The sweet from the corn and scallops balance with the peppers and the bacon. This really is one of my favorites.
I made this a few weeks back and for those of you gasping, omg she did not make this over the weekend did she?? I am still really sore, and just taking a shower takes all the energy I have. Oh and for those of you who don’t know about my gallbladder, well its now gone. I had surgery Thursday, the pain meds are working really good. The only food tempting me right now is Tomato Soup.
The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard.
I’m a little late posting my challenge this month. I had my Meringue done on time and I was pleased with how easy making meringue can be. The second part of this challenge was to make Mascarpone cheese, I have made that before in past challenges so that was easy for me. And lastly to make the Mousse was really simple and really tasty.