Monday/30-Dec-13: Shopping today, in the afternoon instead of in the morning. It. Was. Full. But we did our business and went on our way, forgetting stuff for tomorrow night that we'll have to do without.
Dinner was Braised Salmon with Tomato, Cinnamon, and Black Mustard Seeds (web). I had a long half of the salmon but used most of the spices to make the sauce. We liked! Served with rice (Ed wanted more and more sauce) and Tangy Green Beans with Ajwain and Ginger (SpiceKitch, p38), which is a moldy oldy favorite. Finished with some St Felicien and the rest of the Delice de Poitou (which they were out of at the store today).
Yogurt on overnight.
Tuesday/31-Dec-13: Hmm...the yogurt maker hadn't turned itself off when I got up. Maybe 2014 will call for a new one?
Made some Herb Salt (HandyBook, originally Art) in the afternoon.
Sneaking in that fresh pasta for December, there was Tagliatelle Verdi with Field Mushrooms (PastaCarluccio, p16) for dinner. First time I've ever made spinach tagliatelle. Probably didn't get the spinach puréed quite enough, but we bought liked the streaky effect. I rolled to 6, which Ed thought was ok, but I thought might have been better at 5. Anyhow, it was good. Then a simple salad. And mini Magnums for dessert, although we probably should have skipped those. Watched a movie on the way to midnight and munched chorizo and olives and cheese and cornichons. Happy new year one and all!
Wednesday/1-Jan-14: A new year's luncheon feast a La Bellone today. Almost bedtime and we're still not hungry.
Thursday/2-Jan-14: Made some bird stock today, with maybe two birds and some other bits from the freezer.
Leftovers for dinner, the meat from the pintade and the pilaf, along with some steamed broccoli.
Friday/3-Jan-14: Soup for dinner. Better Than Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana (web; cookbooker). A definite winner. Then we finished off a bit of cindered goat cheese.
Saturday/4-Jan-14: Yogurt on overday.
Dinner was a riff off Poor-Coursin Paella (Secrets, p249). First time we've had it with tomatoes. Yummy dish, easy, versatile.
Fear the timer switch on my yogurt maker has bit the dust. For the second time, it didn't switch off when it should have. Maybe Mr. FixitMan can do something, otherwise I might be looking for a new one soon.
Sunday/5-Jan-14: Not much cooking today. Making a dent in the red curry sauce in the fridge, dinner was Pasta in a Thai Red Curry-Coconut Milk Sauce (web), which was easy and quite good. Some double chocolate mini-Magnums for dessert.
Progress on goals
This week: #1 IHCC/COOKBOOKS: no, #2 VEG/FISH: 2
This month: #3 PASTA: yes for December, no for January, #4 BREAD: no for December; no for January