Monday, June 24, 2013

This week in the kitchen

Monday/24-Jun-13:  Dinner for IHCC tonight, followed by some yummy chocolate goodies from the boulanger.

Tuesday/25-Jun-13: For dinner I made a recipe collected long ago in my 2BTried cookbook in Mastercook, Tagliatelli with Broccoli and Walnuts. The recipe was interesting because the broccoli is cooked in milk and also because chopped walnuts are tossed with the cooked pasta before adding the sauce. The recipe called for 350g of fresh pasta, which is enough for two or three, to serve four. (My batch of homemade pasta was 280g and served two nicely.) But I've easily got six generous servings of sauce (two batches now in the freezer). Adding the nuts to the pasta was a nice touch; the smoothish sauce was complemented buy the crunchy nuts. Not the most successful sauce, but worth a try. Followed by a salad and that was all.

Yogurt on overnight.

Wednesday/26-Jun-13: Dinner at a marché des producteurs this evening. Brought home a kilo of nice fêves and some ostrich sausages for the freezer. Nothing happened in our kitchen.

Thursday/27-Jun-13: I attended a Ladies' Lunch today, so didn't do much for dinner. There was meat from the third lamb shank and sauce over new potatoes from the Ile de Ré, a teeny portion for me, a big portion for Ed. Then a big salad.

Friday/28-Jun-13: Used the last of the Thanksgiving turkey breast halves to make Tandoori-Style Roast Turkey Breast (web). It was good too. And easy. For sides, I repeated the sides I made for IHCC last week, Karhai Broccoli (MJ@Home, p148) and Potatoes with Cumin and Mustard Seeds (MJ@Home, p164). Tasty dinner.

Yogurt on overnight.

Saturday/29-Jun-13: Dinner was Shrimp Fried Rice, a smerge of several recipes. Wasn't the best, but nothing a goodly dose of sriracha didn't help.

Sunday/30-Jun-13: Lunch with Ed's new choir today. Nothing further in our kitchen.

Jim Lahey's No-Knead Bread (Essential, p670) is on overnight, using only 1-1/4 cups of water instead of 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons. We'll see how it goes tomorrow. And, I'm going to count this as this month's bread even though it won't get baked till tomorrow. Just a little cheat.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 IHCC/COOKBOOKS: yes, #2 VEG/FISH: 3
This month: #3 PASTA: yes, #4 BREAD: yes

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