Earlier in the week I tried my hand at baking Momofuku Milk Bar Compost Cookies. This is one of those recipes that lots of food bloggers seem to be trying, and although mine were tasty you couldn’t tell that they had unique ingredients (like potato chips!) in them.
Yesterday, I met my dear friend LP in the city and we based our day around getting the real deal cookie from Milk Bar. Their Compost Cookie was a disappointment — mine was soggy, and although I could taste the coffee grounds in it, there really wasn’t much of an identifiable flavor other than SWEET. It made me feel better about the cookies I’d baked — I thought their flavor was better even though mine spread way too much and weren’t attractive.
We did both enjoy the salty pistachio ice cream, though it is so rich that neither of us came close to finishing our servings. (And, over the hour or so that we lingered with our treats in the mezzanine of the Chambers Hotel mezzanine lounge, which is connected to the bakery, the ice cream did. not. melt. It softened slightly, but we were both puzzled by its staying power. And a little grossed out by it — could it have been thickened with food starch so it held its shape as it warmed up? We couldn’t figure it out.
I’m doing my volunteer stint at the Roxbury Farm share pick-up site this week, so if you’re also a member please say hi!
Monday: Leftover sauteed kale, spinach, and garlic scapes over pasta, Parmesan cheese
Wednesday: Out to dinner
Thursday: Slow Cooker Italian-Style Turkey Meatballs, pasta, farm share veggies
Friday: Chicken soup (from the freezer) with noodles, challah, sugar snap peas
Saturday: Smoked Beef Ribs, baked potatoes, farm share veggies
Sunday: “Pasta Extravaganza” for Father’s Day, our family is coming here — still deciding what additional pasta dish to make along with Baked Ziti, garden salad, and garlic bread
For more menu planning ideas, check out Laura at Organizing Junkie, and Jenna, who sponsors Mindful Menus, a menu-planning meme that aims “to inspire health through real food” at Chive Talkin’.