Monday, December 31, 2012

This week in the kitchen

Monday/31-Dec-12: How can it already be the last day of 2012? Not the bestest year ever, I think. Hoping 2013 turns out better for everyone all around. We had a dinner of appetizers for IHCC, including some carrots sticks for dipping the baba ghanoush.

Tuesday/1-Jan-13: A new year's luncheon feast at La Bellone today. For dinner we had some carrot sticks and apple slices.

Wednesday/2-Jan-13: Today's fun task was defrosting the fridge, which has been needed for a month or so. Luckily it was a sunny day, so I put all the shelves and drawers outside to dry. Next up will be the chest freezer, whenever we have a little cold spell since it's much fuller than the coolers we have.

For dinner, I gussied up some basmati rice and added the leftover Shrimp with Garlic and Chilies. And a half dose of Carrot and Onion Salad (MJ1, p171). 

Thursday/3-Jan-13: Grocery shopping today. Dinner was Thyme for Lime Salmon, a recipe I got from EAT-L. Quite good, it was, the salmon topped with some honey, lime juice, thyme, and oil. It was supposed to be baked, but I put it under the broiler. Served with some pasta with garlic butter and some steamed broccoli with lemon juice. Then a salad. Then a pair of nice chocolate truffle-y thing each.

Friday/4-Jan-13: Yogurt on overday.

Dinner was Confit Duck Leg Pozole (webcookbooker), tasty but rich; followed by a salad; ending up with Chocolate Chile Bread Pudding (web, cookbooker) which was very yummy, although too much.

Saturday/5-Jan-13: Hippie dinner tonight, a half recipe of North Indian Stuffed Eggplant (NewMW, p98). Old recipe. Still good. Then a big salad. That was all.

Sunday/6-Jan-13: Made fresh pasta tonight. For a sauce there was a half recipe of Cremini Mushroom Pasta with Wilted Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Essential, p334). Long title for a fairly simple recipe. This was pretty good, but the goat cheese I had that wanted to be used up was a bit wimpy. Then we has slices of a three kings' cake from the Montemboeuf boulangerie. Ed got the fêve. (It was a dog, some kind of pointer. Weird.)

Yogurt on overnight.

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

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