Monday, June 13, 2016

This week in the kitchen

Monday/13-Jun-16: Dinner was Lamb Shanks with Onions and Apricots (H2CE, p488). Pretty good, easy, lots of wall clock time, but not that much interaction. Instead of browning the shanks in the pot, I used Bittman's method of browning in a 500F oven. Very good way to do this. Served with Dusoulier's Perfect Roasted Potatoes (HandyBook; web); always good these. And Chili Garlic Roasted Broccoli (web); this was easy and tasty, but the broccoli didn't get done in the advertised time. Think the bits should either be parboiled, or the cooking time should be quite a bit longer.

Tuesday/14-Jun-16: Dinner was Curried Potato Salad with Tuna (CL/mar07; web). A half recipe (should then serve 3), was a light dinner for two. Think this was meant as a side dish. Finished the rhubarb clafoutis for dessert.

Put beef on to marinate for tomorrow's meal.

Wednesday/15-Jun-16: Started the crockpot with Balsamic Pot Roast (web), then off for my haircut. That made an early meal before Ed went off to choir practice. So-so, it was. Served with Balsamic Green Bean Salad (web). That was a keeper.

Yogurt on overnight.

Thursday/16-Jun-16: Dinner was yummy, a halfish recipe of Sweet and Smoky Mexican Chicken (web), definitely a do-me-again. Unfortunately, I had only three pretty skimpy chicken thighs. Served with the leftover Balsamic Green Bean Salad. Mini magnums for dessert.

Friday/17-Jun-16: Me pooped today. And shopping day.

Dinner was Tilapia Corn Chowder (web), but with lieu noir. Pretty good stuff. Then a big salad. Two squares of chocolate for dessert.

Saturday/18-Jun-16: This weekend is a fête de la musique through the area (or maybe the country). We had a number of interesting concerts closeby. In the end we decided to stay home, since the weather is so bad, and we'd both been busy all day and would appreciate a quiet evening.

Dinner was Coriander-Crusted Pork Chops with Sautéd Apples and Caramelized Onions (web). This wasn't bad at all. Served with trio rice and Green Bean Salad. A pretty good dinner.

Yogurt on overnight.

Sunday/19-Jun-16: We planned to do too much today and ended up doing nothing. Pooh. Went to a movie, though, after having our dinner early. That was an Easy Curry (web) made with shrimp served over rice. Pretty good stuff.

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

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