Fancy name for a toast – Croque Madame

Don’t you just hate to figure out what to have for dinner? Ever since I started this blog I am trying to make new kind of dishes, try out new recipes so I will have new posts, photos, reasons to write about and it makes (at least) me happy. It is good because I used to eat the same things when I was a child, avoided food in general apart from the 10-12 usual, well-known recipes. I started trying out new ones for 6-7 years now, so at least I have another reason to be creative. But. Here comes the but. Because of that, lately this is the two sentenced script in our sweet home:

Boyfriend: What are WE gonna eat?

Meaning: What are You going to make me?

(I am starting to think this blog was a mistake.)

croque madame

So today is another easy toast recipe with a super fancy french name which I like. Croque Madame. So fancy.

croque madamePretty easy and delicious toast with a fried egg on the top (mine looks a bit lame but tasted good). I was inspired by Charlotte Pike..I love her cook books.

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Chicken under sour creme and cheese blanket

I should study. Really…I am so behind with the reading materials. Story of my – educational – life. I am just really really not in the mood to study right now. But as every good student I have an excuse. My newest excuse is cooking and my beloved blog. I blame the Swedish advanced and environment friendly education system—> all my materials are online of course that sooner or later (sooner) I crash and switch the windows here.

chicken-sour creme chicken-sour creme

Today’s recipe is super easy, really. You basically do not have to do anything but frying some bacon with onions, tasting and checking the oven.

You can check out the whole recipe in this prezi link, or just keep on reading here:)

Chicken under sour creme and cheese blanket

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Oatflakes can taste good

I think there are a few problems with oat flakes at first sight. At least there was for me:) First you have to know about me that I didn’t like food that was not solid. I still don’t like when it’s consistence is somewhere between solid food and soup (I know it’s weird)…I am not sure how to put it more clearly, but what I am trying to say is that I truly never liked the consistence of the kind of food that is in fact like – cooked oat flakes. So that’s my number one problem.

Number two is the taste. It doesn’t have a taste. At least this is what I thought…I read in several pages that it can be weird at first, because of the neutral taste it has, you have to get used to it and then you will start liking it. Well I did change my mind. A lot. It is my most favorite breakfast now, super healthy, fast, can get it in gluten free too – multi-functional!:)…I really like it.

oat-flakes

oat-flakes

You can check the whole recipe on this prezi link, or just keep reading here:)

Oatflakes can taste good

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My favourite foursome: salmon+butter+majoram and rosmary

One of the weird things in Sweden is that salmon is cheaper than chicken. I mean way cheaper. I have never eaten so much salmon in my life than here up north. Don’t get me wrong I am not complaining…I like it a lot. I first tried it a couple of years ago, my Mom baked it with butter and it was delicious. So since I am here I got pretty pro in cooking/baking salmon (pro in my beginner level…just to make sure we understand each other:). I just love it with majoram and rosemary…especially rosemary, cause I love the English word ‘rosemary’, it sounds beautiful.:)

I believe it slightly tastes better when you bake it, but takes more time…so it is up to you. (10 min and 22-25 min). I usually serve it with potato, but sometimes I make salad with sour creme+garlic sauce which makes the whole dish even better.

!salmon-butter

salmon-butter

You can check out the whole recipe on this prezi link, or just continue to read here:)

My favorite foursome: salmon+butter+majoram and rosemary

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When butter covers the toast from the outside

Have you seen the movie Chef? Cause I have and I liked it…I mean it is a typical, easygoing American comedy movie with a rather too-sweet ending, but I like it because they are cooking (at least a bit), and I like watching that. It is simple as that. So the main character makes a toast for his son…and I liked how he did that. Seemed easy (aha… screwed it up for the first time, totally burned it) but not the usual toast. I like these things…when you like something that you usually make/cook/bake/whatever it in the same way over and over again, but then you find out about a different way, which changes the routine just as much that it becomes a bit more challenging, exciting again…not to mention if it makes it taste even better.

toast-butter

So here I go with my new toast recipe –  I changed it a bit. Pretty fast, can  be either vegetarian or not, gluten-free (up to the bread you use ) or not, but either way great!

You can check out the whole recipe through this  prezi link, or keep on reading here:)

http://prezi.com/jlypb42xxmda/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

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Award is a nice word

So something really great and unexpected happened a couple of days ago. My blog was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by gracefilledlightShe made my day with her move…yey! I mean I am a beginner in blogging too, so it was such a great surprise. Go and check out her page…I like the name of her page and I would always recommend someone who likes Walt Disney movies!:)

versatile-blogger

To be honest I had no idea what this award is about, but it had the word award in it, so I figured it can’t be bad!

So as I read there are certain rules to be part of this…(more about the award and the rules on the award’s blog)

  •  Name the blogger who nominated you.
  •  Choose 15 blogs/bloggers and nominate them for this award.
  •  Finally, tell 7 things about yourself.

So I’ll start with the seven facts:

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3 words that match – pasta, besamel and cherry tomato

I am excited about my blog! This is so new to me…even more than cooking! I am starting to fall in love with it. Sometimes , when I am sitting on bus nr. 5 – it is a 20 mins ride, so I have time to think – I picture myself and most recently also my blog in like a half year. I like to think about what kind of food and recipes and other stuff I will post, whether you will like it or not, how my blog will look like (cause I am still not satisfied) and how seriosuly I will take the whole thing. Right now I enjoy writing, and learning how to cook. Being a great cook never goes out of style…I think if either a woman or a man knows how to cook it’s hot! I am on it:)

cheese and bacon

So what I brought you today is pasta. I love pasta. More precisely I love pasta with a lightly brown coloured (thanks to the grill in the oven) grated cheese on the top, cause I believe it makes life prettier. And I like putting the finished pasta into an ovenproof dish, into the oven and let the different tastes “get-together”, know each other better and let the cheese turn into the desired golden-brownish colour.

 You can check out the whole recipe through this link, or just continue to read here:)

http://prezi.com/ntz7bf2tdhbc/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

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