Monday, June 17, 2013

This week in the kitchen

Monday/17-Jun-13: Back from Paris in the early evening. Plain, simple dinner of the leftover chicken, trio rice, and peas.

Tuesday/18-Jun-13: Rain rain rain. Yogurt on overday.

Dinner was a half recipe of Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce (web), a recipe from an old Cooking Light mag. Easy, fast, tasty. Served with polenta and a veg sauté with a bit of red onion, garlic, zucchini, jarred red and yellow roasted bell pepper, and chopped black olives. All pretty good. For dessert there was some vanilla ice cream with raspberries from the garden.

Wednesday/19-Jun-13: Shopping today, trying to get back on schedule. We managed to walk off without the list, but still got all the essential things. Ed can pick up a few after choir practice tomorrow and the rest can wait till next week. They had flats of apricots today, but I don't feel like making jam, so hoping they still have them next week.

An Indian dinner tonight for IHCC. It was good.

Thursday/20-Jun-13: Dinner was sort of a third recipe of Poitrine Demi-Sel aux Lentilles (web), followed by a big salad. A third recipe because that's all the meat I had in the freezer. Sort of because it wasn't really poitrine demi-sel, but poitrine fumé, i.e., smoked instead of salted. At any rate it was good, satisfying on a cool night.

Friday/21-Jun-13: Dinner was Chicken Roasted with Sour Cream, Lemon Juice, and Mango Chutney (Essential, p480; cookbooker), a half recipe because I can't imagine eating two kip filets per person. Really yummy stuff, and easy to make. Served with some curried rice and steamed haricots verts sprinkled with coarse salt and amchoor. Nice dinner.

Saturday/22-Jun-13: Yogurt on overday.

Visited the kitchen guy today to select a new faucet for the new sink, since the one we bought didn't fit properly. Also postponed delivery of the new since till September, which is disappointing, but means the hearth tiles may be here before installation starts, a Good Thing. Looked again at the red countertop and still like it, if a bit worried about the price.

Dinner was Broiled Salmon with Honey and Vermouth (MC), a moldy oldy. Served with Zucchini and Vermouth (Essential, p227) and some multi-grain tagliatelle topped with cilantro pesto. Then some double chocolate mini Magnums for afters.

Sunday/23-Jun-13: How can it be Sunday already?

Dinner was Souris d'Agneau Rôties aux Citrons Confits (VPG). It was good,, but should have been a lot better. Served with coucous and a vegetable melange (carrots, red bell pepper, zucchini). For some reason shanks come in packages of three, so I took the meat off the third one and set aside with the sauce. It will turn into something in the next days. Some vanilla ice cream with blueberries for dessert. I'm full.

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

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