Monday, April 23, 2012

This week in the kitchen

Monday/23-Apr-12: Finished off our bread for breakfast and popped some Authentic French Bread into the bread machine on Rapid Bake for lunch. Finished off the chicken stock and froze it all up.

Dinner was Spring Leek Hash with Polenta and Goat Cheese (VT/mar12). No rolls of prepared polenta in the shops here; I made my own. Used some of the chicken stock simmering on the stove instead of vegetable broth.

Tuesday/24-Apr-12: Dinner was Kidney Beans with a Cardamom-Yogurt Gravy (web, but from 660 Curries, a book I don't have ... yet ... but might need on the basis of this recipe), served over. Recipe was supposed to serve 4, but 3 would have been stretching it. Very easy and tasty.

Yogurt on overnight.

Wednesday/25-Apr-12: Made some Cream of Broccoli Soup (CC1, p124) this afternoon so Bill would have something to eat after he arrived late this evening. We had Spaghetti with Shrimp and Scallops (30MinPasta, p109), which was pretty good, not to mention fast. And a salad. After Bill had his soup, we sat around and finished the chaource and the goat cheese.

Thursday/26-Apr-12: Made an Apple Pudding (web) for dessert, but ended up having it for coffee when neighbors came to call. It was tasty, but not very attractive. Couldn't quite decide if it was a cake or a stange clafoutis sort of thing.

Dinner started with a artichoke/tapenade/goat cheese bit for each of us. Dinner was Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus (web), which was tasty, but the gnocchi were a bit of an odd texture with the shrimp and the asparagus. We thought regular pasta might be better. Followed by a salad. Then some comté, which was the only cheese in the fridge.

Friday/27-Apr-12: Yogurt on overday. Off to a quiz tonight. Not much else happened in the kitchen.

Saturday/28-Apr-12: We spent the day in Limoges today and had dinner at Chez Cisseen this evening. Nobody was home to do anything in the kitchen.

Sunday/29-Apr-12: An easy dinner tonight. Bavettes, marinated and griddled as usual. Mushroom pasta. Steamed broccoli topped with olive oil, garlic, and pepper flakes. Then a big salad. Ending with waffles, ice cream, and mixed berries.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 COOKBOOKS: no, #2 BREAD: yes, #3 SOUP: yes, #4 MIDDAY: no, #5 VEG/FISH: 4
This month: #6 PASTA: yes

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