Friday, March 6, 2015

Three Pounds - Saturday Snapshots

Shown below are several reasons why I haven't been able to lose the three pounds I have gained since my husband retired and started cooking every day. I believe the photos are self-explanatory. (Click to enlarge.)


Pear tart, anyone? That's apricot glaze on top.

Onion pizza with black olives and anchovies.

The results of a truffle making class.
Left to right: cayenne, Grand Marnier, espresso, mint, cherry, raspberry

Currently he's working his way through the "Breads, Sandwiches, and Pizzas" chapter of Jacques Pépin's Essential Pépin. 
Small, Light Country Loaves
Baguettes

Are elastic-waist jeans in my future?

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20 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I'm surprised that it's only three pounds! That pear tart looks sensational. This is an excellent retirement plan.

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    1. I've been loving it -- except for the weight gain.

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  2. I am drooling here. Those dishes are works of art. And the bread! If you keep trying to lose those 3 lbs. while eating these yummies, you may not lose them but you'll maintain. You can send me your share. LOL

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    1. Maintaining is about all I can hope for at this stage.

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  3. If my husband took a truffle making class, I'd gain far more than 3 pounds! Those look delicious!

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  4. Your husband needs to have a party. It all looks delicious.

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  5. Only three pounds? I am sure I would have added many more with those goodies....they look so delicious! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  6. It looks like he's quite the chef. Gorgeous photos and the food looks wonderful

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  7. Oh, wow! Lucky you!! It all looks delicious, but the tart looks especially appetizing. You might have to take up running marathons...

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. Actually, I've started participating in a 3-times-a-week exercise class. I hope that helps!

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  8. Chocolate, bread, pastry.... Must have! I agree with others that it sounds like your husband needs to hold a party. :-)

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  9. Wow, a man who cooks AND bakes!!!! Don't let him get away! "grin"

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    1. I'll admit I'm spoiled, and I definitely know how lucky I am to have such a talented husband.

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  10. All I can say is ...OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! That tart has me drooling! I say, go for the elastic waist and EAT that gorgeous food!

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    1. That's what I do! When the bread is baking, it's hard to restrain myself from grabbing it from the oven, slathering it with butter, and stuffing it into my mouth.

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  11. My goodness! Three pounds only? What a treat to have a live-in chef and baker. Wonderful! ;)

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  12. It all looks very scrummy, but particularly those truffles. Very professional looking.

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  13. They all look delicious! I would probably gain a lot more than 3 pounds if that was sitting around our house.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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  14. Hi Sandra,

    Your hubbie is definitely a keeper, now, after 36 years of being married, I need you to let me in on your secret :)

    I'm like you with fresh bread, I could make one of those delicious looking warm baguettes with butter, do as a meal. I can always remember taking my nieces shopping when they were little and they would both quite happily sit in the trolley together, munching their way through a french stick, whilst I stacked up the groceries. The checkout staff got quite used to having the empty wrapper to scan!

    Hubbie isn't much of a one for desserts, so I only really get to indulge when we occasionally eat out, but that pear and apricot tart would grace any restaurant dessert selection and I would definitely give it a try!

    Wish him a happy, although maybe not so healthy, retirement!

    Yvonne

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