I find that several times a month I whip up something at home and think to myself: "this is amazing, there is nothing, anywhere, I would rather be eating right now then this."
I have a feeling this phenomena is fairly common amongst chowhounds. Certainly other hounds I know in Boston have cooked so many different things that I have had the privilege to taste that were just plain delicious.
Anyhow, thought it would be fun to list a few of the dishes I have whipped up in recent memory that were just plain awesome. Please chime in with a few of your own...
Last night for Chanukah, perfect tasty latkes (potato pancakes) with homemade applesauce and tangy armenian yogurt. This was accompanied with veggy soup that my SO made with leeks, carrots, zuchini, celery, red and yellow peppers, san marzano tomatoes, onion and garlic.
Pork pozole topped with fresh squeezed lime and cilantro
Pizza (50-50 Durum and bread flour) the crust slathered with a light coating of sauce, spicy eggplant red pepper paste and olive paste, with Italian salami, Italian sausage, sharp cheddar, mozarella, and fresh plum tomatoes.
Tiny baby bok choi with delicate fresh baby mushrooms (I forgot the variety picked up at the local asian market, I had never seen them before) ginger, black beans, cilantro with soy and sesame oil served on short grain rice with a spicy marinated tofu.
Fresh thick Asian wheat noodles charred crispy with sweet bean paste, chili paste, and soy, served with spicy wheat gluten and watercress sauteed and dressed with sesame oil.
Anyhow, those are just a few, be great to hear a few of your own.