It's been a crazy time here. Travis's first script to be made into a proper movie came out last week, which was super super exciting. His family came out to visit, we went to the premiere, good solid fun was had by all.
Then, a couple of days later, we had a big Easter/Zombie Jesus Day get-together at our apartment, which was also loads of fun.
But, all in all, it was an insanely busy week. And therefore, I missed another Iron Chef Blogger Challenge. It was about exotic fruit. I was going to get some cherimoya at the Farmer's Market (although in retrospect I'm unsure as to whether these are actually fruits or vegetables), but there really just wasn't time.
I was going to attempt to pawn off these strawberries as exotic fruit, but I didn't think anyone would fall for it. I did try to make a pie out of them. It turned to liquid. There are number of things or combinations of things that may have gone wrong. I'm leaning towards not cooling long enough before adding topping to filling and not draining the strawberries well enough after sweetening them. They didn't really even need to be sweetened, they were amazing as is.
I do have pictures of the Easter food, which I will post below. The roasted cauliflower is the best, you should really try it. Just cut up a head of cauliflower, toss with olive oil (2-3 tablespoons), sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast on 400 25-30 minutes. When done, grate some parmesan cheese over it. You'll thank me.
This week's blogger challenge is bananas. I'll try to do better.