Over the weekend I tried out two new recipes. For dinner on Friday night I made chicken (BBQ chicken for me, and buffalo chicken for Steven). For our potato side I made Parmesan Steak Fries. It was incredibly easy.
Potatoes cut into wedges
3 egg whites beaten with a bit of salt until frothy
Parmesan cheese, grated
Take the potato wedges (I cut each potato into 8 wedges) and submerge them in the egg, letting the excess drip off. Roll in the cheese and lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 30 minutes. Use a fork to check for done-ness.
They were really good, and easier than mashed potatoes.
Then, to continue on my cookie expedition, I tried Peanut Butter Cookies. Here is the recipe:
1 1/4 cups flour, sift or stir before measuring
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside. Cream shortening, peanut butter, and sugars; beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls; place on greased baking sheets. Flatten each cookie with the tines of a fork; dip fork in flour periodically to keep it from sticking to the peanut butter cookie dough.
Bake peanut butter cookies at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes.
I substituted butter for shortening, and I think they turned out great. Steven thought they were so good that he tried to convince me they were "poisoned" and that I shouldn't eat any. I ate 2 about an hour ago, and so far there have been no repercussions of the poison.
I have a busy couple weeks ahead. Lots of projects and tests coming up before spring break, and I have lots of projects on my plate at work too. I'll post more details about those tomorrow.
Everyone should try the cookies (MOM), you won't be sorry!