Happy Chef Blogging Friday!
Rachel Ray. (the photo big enough, Fletch?)
I can't blame him. She's talented, attractive, can whip up a delicious meal in no time and knows how to save money. When Fletch finally gets his new kitchen set up, I'm sure that anyone of these would be a nice "kitchen warming present." Well...I think that Fletch might actually prefer Rachel herself as a kitchen warming present....but I'm not going to go there....
And professional chefs, including Slate food writer Sara Dickerman, turn up their noses when Ray comes around. It's easy to see why: Ray rejects specialty ingredients, elaborate recipes, and other foodie staples. But she deserves our respect. She understands how Americans really cook, and she's an exceptional entertainer.Since it is going to be 103+ again today....I think a one of Rachel's Mochaccinos would be in order! So...Cheers, Fletch!
1 cup cold milk
1 cup strong black coffee, regular or decaf
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pints coffee flavor ice cream
Whipped cream in spray canister, garnish
Chocolate shavings, garnish
To a blender, add 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of coffee, 1/4 cup of syrup, and the cinnamon. Puree to combine ingredients. Add 1 pint ice cream and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 frosted fountain glasses or tall glasses and garnish with swirls of whipped cream, an extra pinch of cinnamon, and some chocolate savings and serve. Repeat to make 2 more shakes.