after succumbing for half of yesterday to an mtv marathon of america’s next top model cycle 6, to my eternal shame, i managed to summon up my motivation to cook (he’s flying in monday afternoon) and get back on track.
i started small — the first thing i made is a recipe for lemon cheesecake bars i’ve been hanging on to for a while, ever since i first saw it posted. cheesecake is the one sweet thing that H likes, and since my first one was so successful i’ve been yearning to try another one. i just now took them out of the fridge to check on them — for check on them, read eat some (to those who say cheesecake is not breakfast, i say, get thee behind me!) — and they turned out mmmm mmm good. this recipe is basically suzy-proof; the only trouble i had comes from using a food processor, since it has trouble getting the bottom layer of cream cheese to blend with everything else. but i persevered, and did a lot of pulse-and-scrape, and it worked out just fine!
then i did some potato wedges, since those seem to be very handy to have around (the last batch i made got thrown in with every other meal every other day) — this time i used olive oil (2 tbs), 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (my newest spice acquisition!), salt and pepper, and am very pleased with the results. they have a nice kick to them, but aren’t spicy enough to overwhelm that yummy roast potato flavor. mmmm, potatoes.