Wednesday, April 27, 2011

nothin' like grandma's home cookin'...

..from her homemade pasta sauce and meatballs, and breaded chicken to her stuffed artichokes. good italian cooking. but oh the artichokes. i never used to touch those things. and neither did my dad. he would come home the odd time with a few for my mom and she loved it because neither of us ate them, so she got them all to herself! not sure why i was so against it, there's nothing i don't like in them. eventually, me and my dad both gave in, and now we love em!
 ready to go...
stuffing away
 pre-cooking

i don't know the exact recipe, but i know that sliced garlic, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs all get mixed together, then add some extra virgin olive oil. then you whack the artichokes to open them up a bit, and just start stuffing. then they get put in a pot with a lil but of water and put on the stove to steam with a lid for about an hour and a half. i believe with about an hour left, a bit of extra virgin olive oil gets put on top of each one (i'm sure there's variations of this recipe online). mm mm mm. i mean, you're not even eating the artichoke. you're basically using it as a spoon to scrape off the goodness with your teeth. and now i want one.

9 comments:

Sarah Ann said...

Oh goodness.. that just sounds incredible! And it looks delicious! I've never made those before!!

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Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Wow, stuffed ARTICHOKES?! I have heard of stuffed peppers or stuffed mushrooms or stuffed chicken...but artichokes takes it to a whole new level. YUM!

Summer Athena said...

i think these look great but artichokes are hard to work with. at least for me, they are.

Lynzy said...

Wow a stuffed artichoke?! It looks so delish!! Please share :)
xo Lynzy
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CINDY NGO said...

hoooooly. i LOVE artichokes!! i definitely want to try this recipe out! :)

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Katie said...

Artichokes are one of my favorite foods!
That sounds soo delish

Kimberley said...

Wow- these are the cutest things every! And Sounds amaazing! YUM!

FaeLove said...

it MUST be the season huh? i just had some artichokes while wine tasting in napa. these brought me back memories of my own mom cooking them too =)

~Fae
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