Well, hey alright. First order of bidness: Using my super technological skills (aka cutting up paper and drawing on them), I tossed a bunch of numbers in the air and picked:
Congratulations, Jenny. I hope the cookbook serves you and your kiddies well. I'll mail it out soon. People are going to think we're in cahoots if we keep winning each other's giveaways like this. For those of you who didn't win, I've got another cookbook giveaway coming, so don't fret.
But what's that in the background, you ask? Even Isa herself gave a "GTFO" to this amazing use of brain power. DUH! Stuffed chickpea cutlets. So I made em. After far too long of figuring out what exactly stuffed cutlets were stuffed with, I realized: it was stuffing. Another duh. I don't remember much liking stuffing as a kid and it's been a long time since I've eaten it as an adult, so I wasn't even really sure what went into it, but after talking with G we decided ours would have olives, nuts, and peppers as well as the standard bread and onion.
I toasted the bread first with some olive oil on a baking sheet, then mixed it with the other ingredients. I also poured in some red wine to moisten the deal. The spices I tossed it with were paprika, thyme, nutmeg and black pepper. I threw it all back on the baking dish and heated it back up while I worked on the cutlets.
Here they are, out of the oven.
I plated it with a small salad of spinach, raw green beans, and more olives! with a dressing of lemon juice, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, black pepper (that's what's in the strawberry jam jar) and some nooch.
Super good and filling AND I'm proud of my first attempt stuffing. I want to see how the cutlets hold up for tomorrow because this would be great at Thanksgiving, DUH.
Does this make up for my usually boring MoFoing? I made cupcakes this morning and I'm working on a new zine too!