Monday, November 19, 2012

This week in the kitchen

Monday/19-Nov-12: Read the latest VPG today, with the big article on favorite French desserts. Number One was chocolate fondant, followed by crêpes.

Even if you didn't look at the calendar, you could tell the holidays are coming. The shops and ads (that usually come on in the Monday post) are full of chocolate, foie gras, pâtés, and other goodies.

Got other stuff done today, but no work on the menu plan. Have to do that in the morning. Haven't figure out what to do for IHCC; could be an easy repeat of an old favorite, but it would be nice to do something new. And soon.

Dinner was Roast Cauliflower Pasta (MC), except with broccoli since all the cauliflower got used up yesterday. Then a salad. Then the rest of the little Ricotta Pound Cake.

Tuesday/20-Nov-12: Started with a mini Thanksgiving by making Cranberry-Port Relish (MC), easy peasy, using frozen cranberries left from last Thanksgiving. Better use up the rest pretty quick, I guess.

It was an easy dinner with half recipes of delicious Easy Chicken Kebabs (Q&E, p15) and Diced  Potatoes with Spinach (100Curries, p140) for IHCC. A yummy dinner. No dessert needed.

Yogurt on overnight.

Wednesday/21-Nov-12: Busy-ish with our mini-Thanksgiving today. Got some Brussels sprouts on to marinate. Put four turkey breast halves on to brine and left the bucket in Barbara's extra fridge. Baked a pumpkin cake, to be frosted in the morning light.

Neither of us especially hungry tonight, so we had a salad and that was it.

Thursday/22-Nov-12: Yes, Thanksgiving dinner. I haven't been feeling much like it, but it happened. And it was good. Give it a look here.

Friday/23-Nov-12, Saturday/24-Nov-12, Sunday/25-Nov-12: Off to Bordeaux for a long weekend, with a visit to the Dutch consulate to renew our passports on Monday. Nothing happened in the kitchen, except for the cats at play.

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

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