Monday we got home late, so made Angel Hair Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Dill (MC), fast and tasty, with a salad. Had some rice puddings from the grocery for dessert.
Tuesday I made the Lentils with Merguez, from the New York Times, to take to Sally and Mike's for dinner before line dancing. Used merguez de volaille and 500g of lentilles de puy. Recipe called for vegetable stock, which seems very wimpy considering the whole dish. I used chicken stock and the chili-soaking liquid that I froze last week. It was good, and there are nice leftovers.
Wednesday I roasted a chicken with some potatoes and carrots. We had the leftover roasted eggplant salad and potatoes with mushrooms from our last Cooking Italy dinner. Ended with some Tendre Coeur camembert.
Thursday I ate at the pub quiz, while poorly Ed stayed home, ate some leftover roast chicken, and cleaned the carcass.
Friday I started some chicken stock with the roast chicken remainders. For dinner, we had fish, a new recipe from Cooking Light, Blackened Cumin-Cayenne Tilapia (a keeper, now MC), using panga rather than tilapia. Side of dressed up orechetti, followed by a salad of mâche and veggies, all followed by the rest of the Tendre Coeur camembert.
Saturday's dinner was Creamy Cucumber with Worst (MC), using saucisses de volaille. Followed by a salad with avocado. Topped off with some brownie-cookies from the shops. Defatted and froze the the chicken stock.
Sunday I made Apple-Plum Butter (MC) with found apples, tiny red ones and bigger yellow ones, and four plums. Cooled the jar, then froze. For dinner we had Pasta with Broccoli, Blue Cheese, and Basil (MC), more or less, plus a salad.
Monday, we had dinner out, at Ed's suggestion, bless his heart. Ate at La Bellone. Starter was witlof, chopped up and tossed in a vinaigrette, piled into a disk, held in place with strips of cured, dried ham (like Serrano or Parma, but probably a local one); this sounded odd but worked surprisingly well. The main was a brandade of morue, cooked cod, shredded and mushed up with mashed potatoes, with a nice sauce. Creme brulée for desert was quite nice.
Tuesday eve we'll have escalaopes de canard some steamed broccoli and some orzo or rice. Will take remaining perishables to neighbors in anticipation of leaving tomorrow.