Monday, January 19, 2015

This week in the kitchen

Monday/19-Jan-15: Yogurt on overday.

Dinner was Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli (web). Pretty good for as easy as it was. It seems like not very much chicken for two people (one kip filet?), so I sliced up the shiitakes in the fridge wanting to be used. Also added some red pepper flakes with the chicken. Over rice. We're full.

Tuesday/20-Jan-15: Dinner was Dijon-Cayenne Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Maple Apples (web). Pretty good, not too hard, takes a bit of clock time, although nothing too busy happening. Might make a nice dish for company. First with had a very French salad of shredded carrots with lemon vinaigrette. Served the pork and apples with the last of the butternut squash gnocchi from the freezer. No dessert needed.

Wednesday/21-Jan-15: Grocery shopping today. Nothing too exciting.

Dinner was Broiled Salmon Steaks with Sauce Choron (KitchHerbs, p208). As suggested, I served this with some sautéed cucumber slices and a salad with baked goat cheese. Also some boiled potatoes, skinny ones, the last in the house. Sauce Choron turns out to be, per Larousse Gastronomique, a tomato-flavored version of a béarnaise sauce (but with a peeled, seeded, and chopped tomato rather than tomato sauce). Pretty good. I liked the sauce a lot; Ed not so much. A nice dinner overall.

Thursday/22Jan-15: Yogurt on overday.

For lunch, I mixed a small can of tuna into the rest of the sauce Choron, spread it on bread, topped with some slices of comté, and put in the toaster oven until the cheese began to brown. Nice warm lunch on a cold day, eaten at the dining table since we never lit the fire in the kitchen today. And it's cold outside!

Dinner at a quiz night.

Friday/23-Jan-15: Dinner was a half recipe of Bulgur and Lentil Pilaf (web) which wasn't bad but wasn't especially good either. Plain. A bit dry. But healthy. Used spelt whole wheat bulgur. Since the spices were North African-ish, I made two go-with salads. First the Crushed Spiced Carrot Salad (Morocco, p78) that I made a week or so ago—still an excellent salad. Then some Grated Cucumber Salad with Oregano (Morocco, p73), grated cuke, oregano, and black olives. Sounds a bit odd, but worked well.

The Mini is busy upgrading from 10.6.8 (no longer supported) to 10.8.x (Mountain Lion). Fingers crossed.

Saturday/24-Jan-15: Went to a movie this evening. It was an hour later than I thought, so we stopped and got pizzas to bring home for dinner. Probably if I'd cooked we would have eating at the same time. Oh well.

Upgrade is fairly miserable. The old iCal became Calendar and it doesn't work well at all. Between that and my fumbling trying to fix things up, I've managed to lose my calendar data. Me, what lives by my calendar. :-(

Sunday/25-Jan-15: Dilly-dallied trying to get my Calendar back on the Mac and it got too late to roast a chicken. Dinner was kip filets with a pecan-coconut coating from the freezer. Served with some of the  little Drôme raviolis. And a salad. For dessert we split a classic Magnum

Progress on goals
This week: #1 BACKLOG: no!; #2 UNUSED: yes; #3 GRAINS: yes; #4 VEG/FISH: 2
This month: #5 PASTA: no; #6 BREAD: no; #7 FotW: no for January

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