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Experiment 1402

>> Saturday, February 7, 2009

Date: 7 February 2009, Saturday
Venue: Home!
Occasion: Experiment 1402 - an experiment to test out my recipes for V-Day 2009! *blushes* My lovely family were my special guests....hahaha...my sister labels herself the "guinea pig/lab rat"...ish...

The end result - I was totally busy in the kitchen from 2+pm all the way 'til 9pm...wergh...yes, I took a LONG time to prepare everything MYSELF *bah* I can be quite slow in preparing food cos I want them to be precise & pretty! Bummer.

I targeted for a 4-course dinner, but in the end, only 3 appeared cos there was just toooo much food! Bad estimation. Furthermore, I didn't really follow any recipes...left it in the car & I didn't have my house keys to get out of the house!!! Super dangerous, I know, but what to do :S Thank God I'm fine...

Anyways, here are the dishes:

Stuffed Mushrooms
Baked Herbed Potatoes

Main Course:
Spaghetti in Tomato Cream Sauce
- has oyster mushrooms, brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, yellow onions, & prawns (in their shell)

Apply Betty (something like apple crumble) with Vanilla Ice Cream

Note: All recipes are based on estimation, so go ahead & experiment, cos that's what I did :P Oh yeah, I didn't have an oven when I did the experiment, so I used the oven toaster to bake...estimate the time yourself accordingly ;)

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

I think this was the best...delicious, juicy, fresh mushrooms...I just lack the right sorta cheese *bummer*

Swiss brown mushrooms (more 'crunchy')/Swiss white mushrooms (softer)
Parmesan cheese

Chopped ham
Chopped red peppers
Finely chopped garlic
Ground black pepper
Mixed Italian Herbs
Cornflour (just a little to make the stuffing stick together)

  1. Wash mushrooms carefully, avoid causing the mushrooms to tear/split.
  2. Remove stems from the mushrooms.
  3. Mix all the stuffings' ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Using a teaspoon, fill the mushrooms with the stuffings.
  5. Sprinkle parmasen cheese on top of each mushroom.
  6. Grease baking dish & place mushrooms onto the dish.
  7. Bake mushrooms in oven at 350 degrees for around 15minutes.
  8. Remove mushrooms from oven & serve hot :)

Baked Herbed Potatoes

This didn't turn out looking very delicious, but oooo....lovely taste...the potatoes are fragrant & it melts in your mouth!! Red potatoes are a must!

Red Potatoes (highly recommended to get this type of potatoes)
Extra Virgin olive oil
Mixed Italian Herbs
Finely chopped garlic
Crushed Black Pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash the potatoes clean. Cut potatoes in their skins into 6-8 pieces/potato & place the potatoes into a bowl.
  3. Cover potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle some herbs, salt, & crushed black pepper to taste, & add the garlic into the potatoes as well.
  4. Toss well to ensure all potato cubes are well-coated with the oil mixture.
  5. Bake potatoes for about 45minutes, after which, turn the potatoes over & bake for another 15-20minutes.
  6. Remove potatoes from oven & serve hot :)

Spaghetti in Tomato Cream Sauce
- no recipe to share as this is a real experiment & it didn't turn out as nice as I hoped & wish it to be -

Somehow no 'umph' la...sigh...looks nice though... :D *self-praise*

Apple Betty
by cooks.com

A lil burnt :( that's the difference with using an oven & an oven toaster *wergh*

2 c. chopped apples
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. oatmeal
3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. brown sugar

  1. Mix apples, sugar and cinnamon and place in a greased casserole dish.
  2. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar and butter; crumble over apples.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream :)

That's all for my experiment. I feel it's a lot of work...I was SO tempted to give up...but I made myself go through it for V-Day again :S Things people could do for love...

Happy experimenting & Happy Valentine's Day in advance!! :D

- Ruth


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