Monday, March 11, 2013

This week in the kitchen

Monday/11-Mar-13: Disappointing day floor shopping. Easy dinner. Sautéed some shallots and shrooms, added a bit of flour, then the sauce left from the turkey roll plus a bit of water from rinsing the pitcher. Plopped the turkey roll slices in this to warm up. Plus some trio rice and some steamed broccoli. For afters we had a bit of Langres, a cow cheese.

Tuesday/12-Mar-13: Dinner was Potatoes and Chard with Green Curry Sauce (Bishop, p408), which was unusual and quite good. Served with white rice as suggested, but think brown rice would have been nicer.

Wednesday/13-Mar-13: Shopping today. While packing groceries, Ed discovered the missing tomatoes that I bought last week and couldn't find. Since he didn't remember packing them, I just assumed, they'd gotten left behind somehow. I did look in the bag, but didn't find them. Bought more this week so need to be aggressive using them up.

Dinner was Salmon in a Vibrant Sauce (web), the vibrant sauce being cilantro, ginger, garlic, chilies, lime juice, and turmeric. Very good. And an interesting way to cook the fish. After the fish marinates in the sauce for ten minutes or so, some of the marinade is used to coat the bottom of a skillet topped by the fish and the rest of the sauce. Pop the lid on the skillet and cook 5-10 minutes until the fish is done. Easy and delicious. Served with trio rice and some sautéed veggies (zucchini and tomato).

Thursday/14-Mar-13: Twas a dinner for IHCC this evening. Topped off by Strawberry Crumb Pie (web), in honor of Pi Day. I made about a quarter recipe, since that's all the strawberries I had (yesterday's impulse buy). That was just enough for two. It was good too.

Friday/15-Mar-13: Dinner was Dan Barber's Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Purée (web). This was surprisingly good. Served with a big salad with some lardons for a treat. Last bit of Langres for after.

Saturday/16-Mar-13: Cold, blowy day. I tossed the shrimpy salad thing that was on the menu plan and opted for Stir-Fried Shrimp with Broccoli and Garlic-Chili Sauce (MC). This is an old, very easy recipe from Cooking Light or some such, that I've adapted for two and spiced up a bit. Served over rice.

Sunday/17-Mar-13: Yogurt on overday.

Lunch with friends, followed by a concert. Just fruit for dinner.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 IHCC/COOKBOOKS: yes, #2 VEG/FISH: 4
This month: #3 PASTA: no, #4 BREAD: no

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