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Jan 14, 2018 10:27AM
Welcome to our new readers/posters! Tho I suppose I have a nerve welcoming folks now that I post so rarely...
Sandy, I also only try to preserve my cut basil in a glass vase near a window....except not when the temp is as low as it has gotten here! I am just finishing up a bunch I cut in September, so it has lasted well...and probably would still be fine if I had taken it off the windowsill during our recent below zero siege! I change the water often since it gets yucky.
Bedo, sorry I never weighed in before you made the veggie lasagna. I have had good luck with making a regular lasagna (either a red sauce or bechamel) but subbing assorted/favorite roasted veggies for the meat later. Really delish!
Eric, enjoyed your sweet memories of DD’s birth day.
Special, thinking of you, and hoping your DMIL’s service is as beautiful as her husband’s was. Condolences to your DH too.
We’ve been having fish a lot lately,...and chicken. Rabbit is probably not on my horizon. Having had a family pet rabbit sort of excludes that as a dining option. And in the past year we have really limited our consumption of red meat....or I could say, mammals. Then there comes that occasional day when we abandon virtue and have a lamburger or order steak from a menu. I haven’t cooked porkchops in years, but I can totally see how your prep, Down, would render a delicious entree!
Since the Celtics have been in London for a game, and are now having a break, we have not had to trek into Boston, but start up again Tuesday night. So I can look forward to my salmon over veggies dish at The Harp.
We enjoyed sole this week (for once on sale at local store...but lordy, is fish expensive now!). I baked three pieces with a topping of sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic and spinach. It was really good and the fish fresh and sweet.
Last night DH grilled chicken drumsticks that I’d marinated in a mix that included beer/evoo/onions/garlic/cumin/paprika/cayenne/salt and pepper. I had high hopes, but was truly disappointed in the bland taste of the drumsticks. DH loved them. He can finish them tonight! I can make myself an omelet.
Has anyone else seen giant brussells sprouts at their stores? I came across some last week and they were sooo tasty. I am a bs (ha!) fan, so I just boil them, serving with nothing but a bit of butter on them. I can see the bs haters making yucky faces now. ;) Sorry.....
Hoped to post some pix, but my latest food photos seem not to have synced to my Ipad yet...next time!
Nance, I share your lowered creative energy around food prep these days. I think our weather (and other contemporary issues) has really gotten to me this year. That said, I am totally appreciative of Ma Nature’s enormous gift of two balmy, rainy days which almost totally eradicated the enormous snow mounds that graced the corners of every intersection in this area, making driving really dangerous. So now the cold temps are back and we have a winter re-start.
Have any of you had cataract surgery yet? I need to have it done before my bad allergy season starts up and need to decide if having it done with laser is actually more beneficial at all.....since it is not covered by ins. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday!