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:

Louise said...

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

Laura Thomas said...

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

Melinda Ott said...

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

Esme said...

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

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

Rain Trueax said...

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

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Definitely delicious cakes! Good photos!

Sue Jackson said...

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

Allison said...

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

grammajudyb said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

jacquie said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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.

Arti said...

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

Ginx Craft said...

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

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

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

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

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