Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

The Proper Xmas Feast

Did it up Jamie Oliver style for christmas.  Beef, veg, yorkshire puddings.  The cut of beef wasn't quite as good as it should have been (was too tough) but tasted good.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Vegetable Rogan Josh

Jamie oliver, pg 81.  Made the rogan josh paste from his recipes sans spicy things.  We did it with potatoes and cauliflower instead of lamb.  Turned out pretty well.  Simmered it for about 30 minutes, which wasn't quite enough but we got a bit rushed.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

What do you do when you're kinda sick and don't want to make other things?  Grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Similarly as last time, we halved the recipe which was just about enough for one night for the 2 of us (plus some for the kids).

The (halved) recipe is:

1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried herbs, such as thyme, oregano, rosemary or basil (or more)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoons sugar

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, herbs and crushed red pepper (if using); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, water and sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Chicken Cacciatore Stoup

Turned out pretty well.  Again, taters needed more time than she said.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Made this mostly the same way. Was think again.  Good though.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Collard Potato tacos

Followed Ricks garlicky greens recipe (pg 161).  Used collard greens, potatoes, and one pouch of his tomatillo sauce. They were delicious.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sloppy Tacos

Use worcestershire sauce this time, but not as much chili powder.  Did not add sugar again.  Added poblanos again.  Lime sour cream is delicious.

Used big cast iron to sautee and bake.  Turned out pretty well this time.  It wasn't as sloppy as I seem to remember from last time (which I think is good).