Monday, December 14, 2015

This week in the kitchen

Monday/14-Dec-15: Late start today, so an early dinner, skipping lunch. And I didn't look at the plan, but made something that's been on the plan, but wasn't today. Oh well.

So we had a half recipe of Jacques Pepin's Little Shrimp Casserole (web) made with scallops and shrimp. I've made this before with some kind of fish, but didn't care for it that much. This was much better. I served with some chanterelle-shaped mushroom pasta, which I just dumped on top of the little casseroles. That worked quite well. Then a big salad. Then some cookies.

Tuesday/15-Dec-15: Scratched the Indian itch tonight. For the main, there was Shrimp in a Dark Sauce (MJ1, p91; cookbooker). I made a half recipe, using more or less all the spices. As recommended in the recipe heading, I served with Cauliflower and Potatoes (MJ1, p109; cookbooker) and Tomato, Onion, and Green Coriander Relish (MJ1, p172; cookbooker). And some plain basmati rice for the sauce. I bought a sack of frozen cauliflower last week and used more of that for the veg. Nice dinner.

Yogurt on overnight.

Wednesday/16-Dec-15: Shopping today.

The last of the cazuela for dinner tonight, with a salad, followed by a mini magnum.

Thursday/17-Dec-15: Dinner was Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce (web). Served with some buckwheat crozets (with a bitter butter and parsley) and steamed broccoli (with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic). Pretty good altogether. For dessert we had Cardamom Crumb Cake (web). A pretty good coffee cake type of thing, easy to put together, thank you, food processor.

Friday/18-Dec-15: Tonight was the carol concert for Ed's choir. We had planned to go out for pizza after. Turns out there was a choir party afterwards. So we skipped the pizza, ate a bit, then came home.

Yogurt on overnight.

Saturday/19-Dec-15: Didn't really feel like cooking tonight, so made something really easy. Baked Fried Chicken, a recipe I collected last year, but neglected to note where I got it from. Easy and not bad, although there wasn't much fried about it. Chicken tenderloins, soaked in milk, dredged in flour seasoned with seasoned salt, salt salt, pepper, and paprika. Served with some nettle pasta I bought at a marché earlier in the year (no taste of nettle) and corn&peas. Some mini mags for dessert

Sunday/20-Dec-15: Dinner was a half recipe of Christmas Eve Confetti Pasta (web). The whole recipe says it serves eight, but that's pretty skimpy. It was simple, fast, and good enough. Then a salad.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 BACKLOG: no; #2 UNUSED: no; #3 GRAINS: yes; #4 VEG/FISH: 3
This month: #5 PASTA: no; #6 BREAD: no; #7 FotW: no for November/December

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