- they are delish!
- these people never bothered to actually make this recipe.
- the cilantro that I was growing in my container garden is actually parsely.
And speaking of basil, our sacrificial basil, as we’re now calling it, since it distracts those damn japanese beetles from the other plants, is really letting those basil plants down lower flourish. We have oodles and oodles of basil. I think we’re going to make pesto without the cheese and freeze it. Mmm hmm. We'd move those sacrificial plants, but it might mean that all of our basil would be attacked, and that's just not a risk I'm willing to take.
Anyhow, back to the empanadas. See how the recipe says it makes eight empanadas? Well, they’re lying. It makes sixteen. I even measured the width of the dough I rolled out on my handy dandy Tupperware mat. And let me tell you, only Mary Poppins herself could have gotten that much filling in such a small space. The second batch of empanadas required a beer--and Carolina Brewery's Summer Wheat is excellent! It wasn't like we could just let the meat mix go to waste!
But at least they were yummy. And if you ever make them, add some cheese, and maybe a little bell pepper too. And if you don’t add cheese, then put salsa on top. And speaking from experience, since Otto and I now have six more cooked to eat and another eight in the freezer, I recommend halving the filling recipe. Or making room in your freezer.
Tonight, there's a new recipe to tackle. AND THERE'S THE BLADE SERIES PREMIERE AT 10/9C. YOU SHOULD WATCH IT. Sterling is working on the show, and it seems like it will be good. And then go see Superman tomorrow. Or at least that's what I'm going to do.