The list is impressive, but what I really have to show for myself this weekend is a bundt cake.
Inspired by the cake at Pane e Ciocolato in New York, I went in search of the perfect chocolate bundt cake recipe. The unfortunately named "Chocolate Dump-It Cake" in last week's New York Times magazine pretty much fits the bill.
We both had our doubts about the frosting, though. Admittedly, melting Nestle's semisweet chips and stirring in sour cream sounds like a great idea. I would willingly eat spoonfuls of this daily. But it didn't quite work on the cake, for whatever reason.
If all that chocolate weren't enough, we went up to Devon Avenue for our semiannual appearance at Sabri Nehari, a Pakistani restaurant. I'm always inspired after this to try to cook some of them, but surely it's more difficult than it looks. For future reference, though, here are some recipe sites:
I didn't like the black background and white type design here, but there's lots of recipes, including those for chutney.
Here's an actual Nehari recipe, plus lots of others.
It's not all about the meat, though. Here's a "lite site" and some vegetarian recipes.