Monday, November 14, 2011

This week in the kitchen

Monday/14-Nov-11: For lunch, I made a half dose of Cauliflower and Walnut Cream Soup (SoupBible, p47; cookbooker), using up the rest of the cauliflower. Easy and good. Even Ed, who's not a cauliflower fan liked it.

Dinner was also fast and tasty. Spanish-Style Tuna and Potato Salad (CL, soon to be MC, cookbooker). Good, but more appropriate for the summer I expect. Some St. Felicien for afters.

Tuesday/15-Nov-11: Ed's birthday day, so we lunched out. Nothing happening in the kitchen all day.

Wednesday/16-Nov-11: Salmon for dinner, appearing as Dad's Famous "Pink Fish" (HEB, p148). Pretty good, if a bring strong with soy sauce. And rice. Then a big salad with an oriental dressing I made a while ago and didn't use. Otherwise pretty quiet in the kitchen, since we're both tired out from a long walk this morning.

Thursday/17-Nov-11: Best-laid plans for dinner, gone awry. Instead there was leftover sorrel-onion tart, still good. And a salad. Finished off the St. Felicien after line dancing.

Friday/18-Nov-11: Defrosted some turkey scallops for a simple dinner. Floured, sautéed, and topped with a lemon-caper pan sauce. Some trio rice and peas on the side. Some Lindt chocolates and breakfast cookies for dessert. That's all.

Yogurt on overnight.

Saturday/19-Nov-11: Off to a commune dinner this evening. Nothing happening in the kitchen.

Sunday/20-Nov-11: Finished off our bread at breakdfast and no one wants to go to the boulanger. Made Whole Wheat with Bran (BigGerman, p81) (WW/Rapid/Med/—). What a high, beautiful, lovely smelling loaf came out!

This time of year, when the sun is low, is a big discouraging housekeeping-wise. All the dust, and spots on the floor that want to be mopped are clearly visible, as they aren't when the sun is higher. I'm startled at how dusty this house is. I dusted the bedroom well one day and the next day surfaces were dusty again. In Amstelveen, we had forced air heating, so I'm guessing the filter on that system removed much of the dust.
Put together the pickled green beans for Thanksgiving today.
Homemade fettucine for dinner with a half dose of Ligurian-Style Pasta Sauce with Zucchini and Carrots (MarCuc, p159). Pretty good but not my favorite of her pasta sauces.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 VEG/FISH: yes, #2 SOUP: yes, #3 MIDDAY: no
This month: #4 PASTA: yes

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