Monday, July 8, 2013

This week in the kitchen

Monday/8-Jul-13: A winner dinner tonight, Chicken Noodle Salad (Ji Shi Liang Mein) (web). This is from a book from a BBC TV series I haven't seen. Yummy stuff. Easy. Double chocolate mini-magnums for dessert.

Tuesday/9-Jul-13: Yogurt on overday.

It was clear-out-the-fridge night tonight. I grilled some eggplant, broccoli (parboiled first), red bell pepper, onion, and zucchini. Made up a batch of hummus and warmed some pita breads. Quite tasty.

Buckwheat Cornmeal Bread (BigGerman, p38) in the ABM overnight. First time for this one.

Wednesday/10-Jul-13: The bread was really high, over the top of the pan. Thus, really light textured. Very unexpected to me. Ed really likes it; I think it's OK but nothing special.

Shopping today.

Dinner was Olive Crusted Cod in Foil (web) with haddock instead of cod. Really yummy. Any thickish fish would do. Might package fillets individually; if not, cut through zucchini ribbons before lifting fish out to serve. Served with Oven-Fried Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon - Patates Lemonata (O&C, p280), This is a really nice way to do potatoes; worth doing again. Double chocolate mini magnums for after. (Boring, eh?)

Ordered a dishwasher this evening, yes, on-line, from the shop where we got the stove and the freezer.

Thursday/11-Jul-13: Dinner was a half dose of Spicy Eggplant Salad (PatSalads, p28; cookbooker). Good stuff, but might try grilling the eggplant rather than frying, to reduce the oil and leave it with more texture. Then some vanilla ice cream with dark little cherries freshly picked.

Friday/12-Jul-13: Yogurt on overday.

Lino, Bart, and grown-up girls, Juul and Jelka, friends from the Netherlands, had dinner with us. They're staying in Montembouef overnight on their way south to meet family for a vacation. We had a lovely evening. Sipped prosecco while munching nuts, olives, and a little terrine de lapin. Slices of charentais melon with a splash of pineau for a starter. A repeat of Chicken Noodle Salad (Ji Shi Liang Mein) (web) for the main; this time made with eggy, "fresh" fettucine from the grocery, but no cilantro. Then some cheese (St Felicien, Picotin goat cheese, Fourme d'Ambert). As we sat to eat the main, I started some crème fraîche ice cream freezing (more or less from a recipe on the web). We ate this with cherries Ed picked in the afternoon.

Saturday/13-Jul-13: Dinner was a half dose of Tuna & Roast Veggie Salad (PatSalads, p80). Yum. Double chocolate mini-magnums for dessert.

Sunday/14-Jul-13: Made some Authentic French Bread in the ABM today. Too late for breakfast, but in time for a late lunch.

Bad food day today for me. At lunch I nibbled some of the chorizo meant for tomorrow night's dinner. Later made some cookies for IHCC. First I had to eat the leftover bit of white chocolate, since Ed doesn't like it. Then the cookies were so more-ish that I ate many more than I should have and felt sorry for the sugar overdose later. So much for dieting.

After eating cookies, neither of us were especially hungry. So tonight's planned dinner goes to tomorrow and we had a bit salad for dinner. Ed had more cookies for dessert, but I brushed my teeth before temptation had a chance.

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

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