Sunday, October 19, 2014

This week in the kitchen

Monday/13-Oct-14: The start of a hectic week.

Dinner was Curried Shrimp & Potato Kebabs (web), sort of a half recipe, except we had seven shrimp each, since that's what was in the package. I used all the curry powder and halfish of the rest of the stuff. Served with some steamed broccoli tossed with pesto from a jar. Pretty good altogether. The sauce for the kebabs went will with everything. Two squares each of hazelnut chocolate for after.

Tuesday/14-Oct-14: Jim arrived this afternoon. For dinner we had Pork Tenderloin Diane (MC), an old favorite. I used up our potatoes making some simple boiled potatoes, with butter and some frozen parlsley, since my parsley had kicked the bucket. And some carrots loosely based on Glazed Cumin Carrots (MC). We getting pretty vegetable-less the house now. And no shopping tomorrow.

Wednesday/15-Oct-14: We had our anniversary lunch out tomorrow. For dinner we had fruit and popcorn.

Using our tomatillo harvest, all five ounces of it, I started some Tomatillo Jam (p31, Tomatillo), leaving the fruit (vegetable?) to macerate in sugar overnight.

Thursday/16-Oct-14: Yogurt on overday.

Finished off the Tomatillo Jam. Probably a bit too gingery, since I neglected to round down in my recipe cutback. We'll see.

Lunch out today. Only munchies in the evening.

The VPG I'm reading has an article on The rabbit: a meat to rediscover. Must be a city magazine. Rabbit is certainly eating frequently out here in the country. People keep rabbits for food. It's available in the grocery stores. It's served in restaurants.

Friday/17-Oct-14: Jim left this morning, then we went to Limoges to pick up BIll. In between I put Chicken Vindaloo (p114, IndianSC; cookbooker) in the crockpot. Lunched at at frairie, then back for a vet appointment for Oscar, whose right eye has gone wonky again. Conjunctivitis perhaps.

For before-dinner munchies I made more Spicy Cucumber Wedges (p172, MJ1). For dinner we had the vindaloo, which was okay, but nothing special. And some basmati rice. And some Green Peas in a Creamy Sauce (p87, Q&E), an old favorite. For dessert we had some strawberry ice cream with a wedge of a chocolate tart bought at the frairie; strange combination, but both were good.

Saturday/18-Oct-14: Tried a dab of the tomatillo jam for breakfast. Interesting, a trifle too sweet perhaps.

Lunch at the Phoenix book sale. Dinner at the fĂȘte du vin in St Sornin. Not even going to run the dishwasher tonight.

Sunday/19-Oct-14: Today was the over-60s dinner at Mazerolles, a multi-course treat. Bill actually felt like eating a sandwich. Ed and I had only fruit.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 COOKBOOKS: yes; #2 VEG/FISH: 1
This month: #3 PASTA: no; #4 FotW: no; #5 BREAD: 0

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