Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday Night Dinner For My Little Hawthornes.

Here's dinner for the Hawthorne's Thursday night: Chicken quarters with barbecue sauce, flat iron steak, Blarney puffballs, corn on the cob.
Many thanks to Marilyn of Foodies Untie Blogdom for introducing me to Blarney Puffballs. I attempted the Blarney Puffballs myself the other day. I'd made a big batch and froze some (unfried ones) for later. I will admit my recipe needs tweeking, but everyone seemed to enjoy them.
Little mashed potato balls frying up.
Let drain then place on paper towels to soak up the excess oil.
Mr. Hawthorne grilled the chicken.
I think the Blarney Puffballs are pretty little appetizers.
I asked Daughter Hawthorne how she liked the Blarney Balls. I could tell immediately by her expression, she had a slight problem with them. "I liked the crunchy outside, but when I bit into the inside, I was expecting something ... more." Yeah. Me too. Maybe more cheddar cheese. They're good. Don't get me wrong. But they can be better. I need to work on that.
Here's the grilled flat iron steak, seasoned with just Montreal Steak Seasoning. Just recently, in the past few months, this cut of meat has been appearing in my grocery stores. It's a very flavorful, juicy, and tender cut and one that I'll definitely be using more.
The flavor just bursts in your mouth.
The corn on the cob was just nuked for a few minutes. There were no leftovers. Always a good sign.

1 comment:

Reeni said...

The blarney puffballs look so great! Crispy and golden brown, I'm in love!