Monday, January 23, 2017

This week in the kitchen

Monday/23-Jan-17: There was curried pork from the pressure cooker tonight, served with rice and some carrot coins cooked with ginger slices and topped with lemon juice. Two little piggies ate all of a dish that should have served four.

Tuesday/24-Jan-17: We ate lunch out today. Nothing further happened in the kitchen.

Wednesday/25-Jan-17: Shopping today.

Dinner was Papillote de Cabillaud aux Olives Vertes et Citron Confit (VPG). (Haven't been able to find this online.) That's cod (on sale this week) with green olives and preserved lemon baked in a packet along with some sliced zucchini. Ed thought it needed a picture. Pretty good it was. Think I'd chop the lemon (finely) and the olives (coarsely) if I were to do this again. Then a salad. And some mini magnums for dessert.

Yogurt on overnight.

Thursday/26-Jan-17: Early meal today because we're going again to Limoges for a bit of culture. We had a half recipe of Eendenborst met Knoflook-Walnotensaus (AH; web). (I couldn't find this on the Allerhande site, but did find the same recipe.) The recipe called for four 150g duck breasts; I could find one under 500g. So I got about 400g of aiguillettes; those are the filets of "needles" from the back of the breast. For the sauce I used significantly less than half the amount of walnut oil asked, since it seemed like quite enough already. I made this too salty, but when it was spread over the duck, or mixed with the broccoli on the plate, it was fine. For dessert, we had chocolate pudding from the pressure cooker.

Friday/27-Jan-17: Early dinner today so we could go to a move. We had an extra yummy dish of chicken from the pressure cooker. I served this over tagliatelle, with hand-gesneden snijbonen as a side. We finished off yesterday's chocolate cake-not-pudding, although it seems like more than we had last time.

Saturday/28-Jan-17: Another movie today, another early dinner. We had soup from the pressure cooker and tuna salad sandwiches. All good.

Sunday/29-Jan-17: Oops, I forgot to soak beans for tonight's dinner, so had to rearrange the next days before shopping. Which is OK in a way, because I now have an appointment Tuesday afternoon and what I planned to make might not work too well.

Tonight we had an early dinner, a half recipe of  Caramelized Cabbage & Pasta (Pickford, p54; cookbooker). Better when jazzed up with some tabasco. Mini magnums for dessert.

There was supposed to be a pressure cooker dessert with pears for this, but the pears aren't ripe yet, so that will get skipped.

Yogurt on overnight.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 BACKLOG: no; #2 VEG/FISH: 3
This month: #3 PASTA: yes; #4 BREAD: no

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