Tonight I told Matt I was making dinner. He's so picky about my cooking, particularly about disliking fake meat (which is the basis of a lot of my cooking) I found some interesting looking recipes on raptortoe.com (I know, totally doesn't sound like a food blog but it is... and a good one!) and decided to give cooking another go (cooking for him I mean, I make stuff for myself all the time) I chose the sun-dried tomato pesto pasta and garlic cheese rolls. Of course I can't just follow a recipe, so the pesto became a sun-dried tomato and dried red pepper pesto with sauteed shrimp on top and the garlic rolls needed rosemary added for no particular reason. I think it pulled together pretty well and he offered to keep the leftovers, so that must be a good sign. Here are some delicious (and not so delicious) pictures of my dinner:
The garlic cheese rolls pre-cooking They were supposed the be rising, but I think they turned into blobs instead. They certainly didn't look any rise-ier.
Now the pesto, well it looked much better pre-pasta. It was also very tasty and spicy. I made lots because I wasn't positive how many people I was feeding (and of course leftovers are always good for a quick dinner after work)
See what I mean? Kind of gross looking. I'm not sure if this was supposed to have mixed in any nicer. I like to just pretend this was correct.
Mmmm shrimps. This was just to sauté, I didn't dump the butter and garlic into the pasta although that might have made the pesto mix nicer now that I think of it.
Aaaand the finished rolls. I guess they still kind of looked like blobs, but I thought they tasted pretty awesome.