Monday, July 28, 2014

This week in the kitchen

Monday/28-Jul-14: Yogurt on overday.

Neither of us were particularly hungry this evening, so we finished off the lentil salad from Saturday and called it done.

Tuesday/29-Jul-14: Shopping today.

For as starter we had a fruit and goat's cheese salad for IHCC. Then there were Salmon Steaks with Sorrel Sauce (Saumon à l'Oseille) (BEFCC, p92), using salmon fillets (I don't like the bones around steaks and steaks are harder to find here). A classic, this was good, but nothing special. Served with orzo.

Wednesday/30-Jul-14: Yogurt on overday.

We ate with Patrice and Wim at the marché des producteurs in Massignac this evening. Nothing much happened in our kitchen.

Thursday/32-Jul-14: Today we had lunch out with neighbors before going on a walking tour followed by café gourmand (coffee served with little sweets). Nothing happened in our kitchen.

Friday/1-Aug-14: We had some ripe bananas to use up, so I made up a loaf of Banana Bread (CC1, p553) before dinner. Then with had a melon, ham, and mozzarella salad for IHCC. Then there was Shrimp-Stuffed Mirliton (TLCreole, p102).

Saturday/2-Aug-14: Dinner was Sambal Chicken Skewers (web); I made a half recipe of the sauce, without the brown sugar, and marinated four skinless chicken thighs for the afternoon. Grilled them under the broiler. Yum. As a go-with I smerged a couple of recipes for peanut noodles and topped with some broccoli that I boiled in the pasta water before the pasta. We split a classic magnum for dessert.

Yogurt on overnight.

Sunday/3-Aug-14: Most of the afternoon in the kitchen making dinner for Patrice and Wim. For a main, there was Qodban (Marinated Lamb Kabobs) (TLQuint, p65), really yummy. I didn't do the suet between lamb chunks, thought about using bits of bacon, in the end decided I was too lazy. They were fine without this. As sides there was Salatit Batata (Potato Salad with Caraway) (TLQuint, p101) and Slata Mechouia (Roasted Tomato and Pepper Salad) (TLQuint, p102). (I'm puzzled why these are two Tunisian salads, one salatit and one slata.) I've made both salads before, but the making of them seemed completely new! For dessert, there was Sour Cream Fresh Blueberry Cake (MC). The weather was nice so Ed could barbecue the lamb. It started to sprinkle as we preparing to eat, so we moved under the hexagon.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 COOKBOOKS: yes; #2 VEG/FISH: 2
This month: #3 PASTA: yes for July, no for August; #4 FotW: yes for July, no for August; #5 BREAD: no for July, no for August

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