Monday, January 20, 2014

This week in the kitchen

Monday/20-Jan-14: Kind of a nothing day today, but a nice dinner. I made Creamy Broccoli Dal (web), definitely a keeper. Easy to assemble, stuff I usually have in-house, yum.

Tuesday/21-Jan-14: Lunch out with the DORSOB group today. Dinner was fresh popcorn, apple chunks, and cherry tomatoes followed by ironing, all in front of the TV.

Wednesday/22-Jan-14: Shopping day today. The almost-out-of-date bin hasn't returned since the holiday sales. Too bad. There were fêves from Spain today ... January! ... they should be here till early summer.

Dinner was Grilled Masala Salmon (MJ@Home, p46), accompanied by Karhai Broccoli (MJ@Home, p148), which I've made before and liked, and Basmati Rice with Lentils (MJ@Home, p212), which was ok, but nothing special. Nice tastes afterwards.

Thursday/23-Jan-14: Ate the rest of the Chile Relleno Casserole tonight, along with another made-up salad of tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and other stuff. Then off to line dancing.

Friday/24-Jan-14: Started soup too late in the day for tonight's dinner; hadn't registered how long it took to cook.

Tonight we had Spaghetti with Cauliflower and Capers (BH&G; web; cookbooker). This is almost a vegetarian dish, except that the cauliflower sauce is cooked in chicken stock. (Reminding me of Ken Hom's Asian Vegetarian Feast which uses chicken stock in many dishes. Necessary for the taste he says. But then he should have retitled the book.) Then a salad. Then two of the delicious truffle bonbons that we'll probably finish off tomorrow.

Saturday/25-Jan-14: My first meal for the Foods of the World project, erwtensoep (TLQuint, p20).

Sunday/26-Jan-14: Yogurt on overday.

Forgot the half chicken I roasted last Sunday, and set outside so I could pick it on Monday. Since the weather has been fairly warm, I think that's a write-off. Silly, wasteful me.

Made Jamie Oliver's Slow-Roasted Shoulder of Lamb (web) for dinner, and good it was. We started with Ratko's Zucchini-Mushroom Soup (MC), not really Ratko's recipe, but one that he got in an Italian cooking course. Then the scrumptious lamb accompanied by roasted potatoes and cauliflower. Finished (!) a bottle of wine that Ed got for repairing a church organ. We were happily sated.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 COOKBOOKS: not really, #2 VEG/FISH: 3
This month: #3 PASTA: no, #4 FotW: yes, #5 BREAD: no

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