Monday, January 18, 2016

This week in the kitchen

Monday/18-Jan-16: Pizza tonight. Bottom up: pyramid goat cheese, pizza sauce from jarred roasted bell pepper, grilled eggplant, grilled zucchini, grilled mushrooms, grilled broccoli, chopped black olives, capers, mozzarella. It was good.

Yogurt on overnight.

Tuesday/19-Jan-16: Dinner out tonight. Nothing happened in the kitchen.

Wednesday/20-Jan-16: Shopping today. At one end of the cooler with desserts, I noticed some lumps of ready-made bread dough, for loafs, pizza, etc. Full of chemicals. Does anybody actually buy these things?

Dinner was some cod, dipped in seasoned flour and sautéed, with Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce (HowTo, p167), some orzo, and some steamed snijbonen. For dessert there were some store-bought chocolate puddings. Easy, nice.

Thursday/21-Jan-16: Used my last bit of frozen chicken stock to make some improvised broccoli soup for lunch. I really need to get making some more stock now.

Dinner was Pork Chops in Mustard Sauce (MC). Served with smashed potatoes and Cold Beetroot with Cream (Pomiane, p180). All good stuff. No dessert.

Haven't found a trace of our kitchen mouse. Wondering where she's gotten off to.

Yogurt on overnight.

Friday/22-Jan-16: An easy day today. Leftover enchiladas and rice for dinner, with a new batch of guacamole. C'est tout.

Still not sign of our kitchen mouse. A puzzle.

Saturday/23-Jan-16: We have an overabundance of red onions, since I seem to have bought them two weeks in a row when that wasn't needed. So I made a jar of Kaye's Pickled Red Onions (MC), using some very strong white vinegar diluted with cider vinegar. We'll see how they turn out.

Dinner was Chèvre-Tomato Pasta (BeardPasta, p150; cookbooker), which is based on Light Tomato Sauce (BeardPasta, p73; cookbooker) with some chèvre and Tabasco added. Although there was way too much sauce, it was still tasty. Served with a salad, using some of the dressing from Thursday's beets.

Sunday/24-Jan-16: Leftover pizza for dinner. Nothing else happened in the kitchen.

Had the intention to work on the recipe backlog today, but didn't get to it. The dining table was such a mess that clearing and sorting that took a lot of time.

Ed's got the wall behind the sink tiled. What remains are the bits left of the stove and at the end of the peninsula. However E's worried if we got enough of the trim tiles. He thinks they will be hard to cut and we may not have enough extras. Fingers crossed.

Yogurt on overnight.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 BACKLOG: no; #2 VEG/FISH: 4
This month: #3 PASTA: yes; #4 BREAD: no; #5 FotW: no for Jan/Feb

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