Friday, February 28, 2014

Fish Tacos

Yum. Not much more to say than that.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Good Old Chili Con Carne

Jamie Oliver, pg 172.  Browned the beef separately again, although we've apparently done it both ways.  Used 1.5 lb beef and an extra can of kidney beans this time.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Carne Asada Tacos

Tried the carne asada from Sprouts.  It was ok, but not super great.  Also, who have ever heard of beef chorizo?  Tasted fairly like chorizo, but not quite the same.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas and Feta

Epicurious, but originally Bon Appetit December 2011.

For some reason this time we had to cook the eggs for several extra minutes.  They were in maybe for 10-15.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sesame-Soy Salmon

One pot, pg 54.  We did put the avocado in this time.  Used about 1.5 lb salmon I think, and mostly doubled everything again.  Right around 45 min again I think.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cazuelitas de Queso y Rajas

Happy Valentine's day!  Rick Bayless, pg 186.  We'd made these before, but it's been at least 3 or 4 years.  More or less followed the recipe.  Only used 2 poblano peppers.  Lard.  Asadero and feta.  Yum.  The chorizo was spiiicy this time!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Red Sauce Pasta

Steve was in town, so in his honor we made the standard italian sausage pasta.  Put mushrooms and spinach in it this time.  And of course, caesar salad.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Greens and Sausage Soup with Cornmeal dumplings

Bon Appetit, jan 2011. Finally some cornmeal dumplings that worked out.  Made about 21 dumplings. Went for first helping and then cooked the remaining dumplings a while longer.   Collard and mustard greens. 12 oz andouille sausage.

The dumpling action from last week didn't work out so well.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

Bon appetit, 2/14, pg 74.  Also:

Pretty much followed the recipe, except added carrots and parsnips after the onions.  The parsnips were a bit soft to begin with, and turned too soft in the soup.  Some of the reviews said it was bland, but we thought it was pretty good.

We made the cornmeal dumplings out of the Joy of Cooking instead of the ones from the recipe because we thought the cornmeal would be good.  It didn't work well.  We used tablespoons instead of teaspoons which made rather large dumplings, and the dumplings mostly turned into cornmeal mush.  Not sure if we had too many in a pot or what.

Anyway, the soup was good, more work on the dumplings next time.