Monday, March 3, 2014

This week in the kitchen

Monday/3-Mar-14: Didn't much feel like cooking today, so I defrosted some merguez de volaille (bird sausages), made a bit of potato salad with lots of leftover bits, and steamed some broccoli. Had the last two natillas for after.

Tuesday/4-Mar-14: Out of milk, so we did our shopping today instead of tomorrow. The store was relatively empty and the shelves largely stocked, so we may change to Tuesdays. There were hogs' heads in the meat department today.

Dinner was Saumon Écossais aux Spaghettis et aux Câpres (VPG). Twas supposed to have big capers, but I haven't found any of those here. Small ones are just as good no doubt. Then a salad. Then a bit of Delice de Poitou, a cheese from our xmas dinner that we especially liked. This is the first time I've seen it since then.

Set pork marinating for tomorrow's dinner.

Wednesday/5-Mar-14: Yogurt on overday. Used a new starter again, since the last batch didn't seem to be "cooked" properly; i.e., it was still pretty runny. Maybe I miscalculated the stop time. Today's batch seems OK, even though there was, yet again, a power blip that caused the machine to turn off.

Sunshine today and I just happened to have planned a meal that was really meant to be grilled, so Ed cranked the bbq up. We ate inside, of course, since it really wasn't that warm out by dinnertime. We had Honey-Lime Pork Tenderlion (web), which was easy and good, but the two of us ate what was meant for four people. Thank you, pig. Served with some smashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Thursday/6-Mar-14: Line dancing this afternoon, then off to the doctor's open hours to renew a prescription. Two hours later I emerged. Didn't feel like cooking what was on the plan, so got some comté-basil fagottini from the freezer and made a salad. We split a magnum classic for after.

Friday/7-Mar-14: Made some Butternut Squash Gnocchi (web) this evening. We ate a fourth of it, and I'll freeze the remaining in batches. Can't say it was a success; I just don't have the gnocchi technique. Then a salad. That was all.

Saturday/8-Mar-14: We had Barbara and Shirley for a simple dinner before going out for a loto evening. Two kinds of zucchini soup from the freezer were accompanied by a Tortilla de Patate (TLS&P, p67).

We didn't win anything at the loto, but Barbara won a jambon sec and gave it to us. Wonder what we'll do with that?

Sunday/9-Mar-14: Yogurt on overday.

Off to a concert this evening with pizza for dinner afterwards.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 COOKBOOKS: yes #2 VEG/FISH: 4
This month: #3 PASTA: yes; #4 FotW: yes for February, no for March; #5 BREAD: 1

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