28 February 2008

A Cuisinart Kind of Day

Yesterday I spent the entire day in the kitchen. I made, with my Cuisinart, baby food, bread, bruschetta, sliced fresh fruit, cookies. We'll thoroughly discuss these cookies in the next post and if you don't make them you'll be sorely missing out.
The most delicious cookies on the planet. Are you drooling yet?
What's good about these thinly sliced fruits is that the kids don't mind the skin when it's so thin. They ate it all in about 5 minutes. The fruits are one apple, one peach and one plum.
The bruschetta. I used one tomato, 1/2 an onion, 3 cloves of garlic, fresh parsley, dried basil, kosher salt, red wine vinegar and olive oil.

As you can see, it doesn't look the best. Because it looked sort of funny and I'm not too fond of raw onion, I cooked my bruschetta.Here it is, topped with parmesean cheese. Total cooking time was about 14 minutes. If I was to make this again, I'd not put in the onion or at least use 1/8 an onion instead of half, and I'd hand slice the tomatoes so that they were more attractive looking. These were still very good and they disappeared quickly.

I made a couple of loaves of whole wheat bread. Not the best, but it sure was fast.
I didn't take pictures of the baby food because...it's baby food. The food processor sure does a good job of pureeing the food. I made a peach into baby food and butternut squash. Overall, I really like it and it makes being in the kitchen even more fun than it used to be!


Marie said...

that's a lot of food! how many times did you have to clean it? is it a pain to clean?

Leah said...

about the bruschetta - when i make it I just put in some green onion - it's a lot milder and still very yummy. I would think the red onion might be too strong for that kind of dish.

Joanna said...

easy to clean. sometimes i'd just rinse it out.

great idea about the green onions!

Kainoa said...

How did you get the fruit sliced so think like that?!! Looking at all your yummy food makes me drool!

Joanna said...

i used the little slicing attachment that came with the food processor. nice, eh?