Monday, July 18, 2016

This week in the kitchen

Monday/18-Jul-16: Summer hot has come upon us.

Leftover night tonight. Defrosted some cooked chicken to have with the sauce from Saturday's dinner. Served over leftover naan—the packaged kind, rather than the horrible things I made. There was a bit of peas from last night and some corn on the cob I impulse-bought last week. There's still the Vaguely Vietnamese cole slaw which has to wait for another day, because we wanted to finish off the hot chocolate ice cream.

Tuesday/19-Jul-16: Too hot today. Dinner was Kitcheree with Lime Pickle. For dessert we had some little ice creams. That was all.

Yogurt on overnight.

Wednesday/20-Jul-16: Shopping today. In the evening we went with friends to the marché des producteurs at Chabanais. Nice food. Came home with rillettes des canard, some lovely brown sourdough bread, and various sausages (canard, aurouch, porc noir) that will make meals in the coming months.

Thursday/21-Jul-16: Another Indian meal. New dishes were Fish Mollee, Kachumber, and Kheer. Served with more Lime Pickle, Coconut Rice (30MinInd, p100). Pretty nice tastes.

Friday/22-Jul-16: Lunch out with friends today, so in theory, nothing should be happening in the kitchen. Instead we discovered yesterday that we're due at a charity picnic tomorrow, so I'm busy:
  • Grilling eggplant slices for Roasted Eggplant and Pepper Sandwiches (Picnic, p23)
  • Making a half dose of Mango Cinnamon Crisp (Picnic, p44), using the end of my sack of frozen mango slices and the remaining blueberries, making it a Mango-Blueberry Cinnamon Crisp. 
  • Making Cantaloupe Soup (Picnic, p25).
  • Making guacamole.
Only sandwiches to assemble tomorrow, and packing it all up.

Yogurt on overnight.

Saturday/23-Jul-16: All was good at the picnic. The Cantaloupe Soup was refreshing. The sandwich good, the guacamole good. The mango and blueberry combination worked great.  Nothing much else happened in the kitchen today.

Sunday/24-Jul-16: Started Dried Apricot & Amaretto Conserve (FancyPant, p127). The apricots and raisins will soak in the fridge overnight.

Early meal today before a concert this evening. We had Chettinad Chicken, with Spiced Beets (30MinInd, p88), and plain basmati rice. That was enough.

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

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