Monday, December 21, 2015

This week in the kitchen

Monday/21-Dec-15: It was supposed to be fresh pasta tonight, but I just didn't have the oomph. So it was dried tagliatelle for a half recipe of Papparedelle with Roasted Butternut Squash (web; cookbooker). Pretty good this was. I used about half of one of our home-grown winter squash and strips of sorrel instead of arugla. Made a little salad with the second half of the red and green bell peppers, some onion, parsley topped with lemon juice and olive oil. Good it was.

Tuesday/22-Dec-15: Make us a sorrel omelette for lunch, followed by a salad. Then we went off to Limoges for a movie.

Wednesday/23-Dec-15: Ate out this evening. Nothing happened in the kitchen

Thursday/24-Dec-15: So, for various reasons we ended up doing our shopping today. We thought we'd go early, but, being ouselves, it was 11.30 when we got there. The parking lot was full. So was the store. The nice feature is that there were extra people serving in the fish department and all the checkout lines were manned (or, rather, womaned). By the time we left, there were lots of spaces in the lot. Moral: don't go early, but go after noon.

Because I planned to do Step 1 of tomorrow's dinner, dinner was easy one. But I didn't get Step 1 done, so that will put a bit of a rush on tomorrow. No big deal, I guess.

We had Grilled Fish Steaks (Q&E, p66). I had intended to buy a largish bit of dos de saumon (salmon back) for tonight and tomorrow's starter. But there was only a tiny bit of salmon, which will do for tomorrow. For tonight, I bought lieu noir, don't know the English name, but it's good. Served with Turmeric Rice (Q&E, p100), easy and tasty, and Karhai Broccoli (MJ@Home, p148), which is getting to be an old favorite. Bought a petit camembert and we had a bit of that for after.

Yogurt on overnight.

Friday/25-Dec-15: In the kitchen cooking most of the afternoon. The holiday dinner has its own post.

Saturday/26-Dec-15: Brined six or seven olives from our bigger olive tree in a pot. Tiny little things, and this probably wasn't worth the effort, but well see. This is the tree that Barbara left us. We have a littler one that's still just a baby.

Made up Jody's packet of Southwest Heirloom Bean Soup today. As a go-with there was Cayenne Cornbread (BigGerman, p182). Then a bit of camembert on the cornbread. Then a bit of pecan pie bread pudding from yesterday. We're full.

Sunday/27-Dec-15: Leftover day. Leftover bean soup for lunch. Went to a concert. Leftover pintade for dinner, along with a quickie salad of grated carrot and grated cuke with a lemon vinaigrette.

Yogurt on overnight.

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

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