Friday, January 31, 2014

Tacos of Creamy Braised Chard, Potatoes and Poblanos

Rick Bayless, pg 163.  Basically followed the recipe.  3 red potatoes, 2 bunches of chard.  Yum.

Also made classic Frijoles Refritos (pg 237).  Used pinto beans, which we cooked before-hand using the recipe on pg 234 (basically caramelize onions, then add beans).  These turned out quite well.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Aloo Gobi

Glorious One-Pot Meals, page 164

This was better than the last time we made it. Used 1.5 cups of rice, which was plenty, roughly doubled the veggies and tripled the spices (except the garam masala because we ran out). Still only used half and onion and sliced it very thin. Added broccoli and used a 28oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of the fresh which might have helped make it a little saucier. Cooked about 45 min.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Stoup

Rachel ray, pg 89.  Recipe #99.  This turned out ok.  Was a little plain, and the chicken ended up getting chewy.  Next time, brown the chicken and take it out, and then sautee the onions and peppers for a bit before adding the chix back in.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Jamie Oliver, pg 77.  Made the paste again.  Turned out quite well.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Shredded Chicken and Green Chile Tacos

Made it like last time.  Used about 3 lbs (?) of chicken, plus two jars of 505 green chili sauce.  Added some water, but wished we hadn't.  Turned out pretty well.  Was short on onion since we didn't really have much.

Gonna make burritos with black beans and the filling later in the week (ok, really, today).  But I don't think that warrants a new blog post.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Glorious Macaroni and Cheese

Glorious One Pot, pg 176.  This actually was pretty glorious.  Used about 3.5c macaroni, 12oz cheddar, broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, spinach, no tomatoes.  Left it in for 32 minutes, which was plenty.  There was a pretty garlicy taste to it, but it was delicious.

And Julia really liked helping put it together.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Black-eyed peas and collard greens

Crock pot deliciousness.  This turned out really well.  We soaked the peas for only an hour or so, but they still cooked ok.  We'll see if they have any undue affects on the morrow...