As I’ve mentioned before the menu plans I post are a frame work of what we’ll probably eat. Last week I experimented and instead of Thai coconut soup I decided to give Thai curry a try. Curry is something of a comfort food for me, I especially love it in the winter.
Not too long ago I saw on a Reddit thread, someone proclaiming, it’s not real curry unless you use a paste. You know, anytime someone uses the word real to describe anything, whether a food or a person, I should just tune out and find something else to do. But noooOOoo, I never learn.
In the past, I’ve never used a paste, I always heated the spices in the oil to release their flavor. The paste I tried could be summed up with: Meh. Generally, when trying a new recipe or technique I stick to the directions the first go around and riff on it the next attempt. I should have gone with my gut and used far more seasoning than the recipe suggested. It was edible, but definitely not the experience I was aiming for. I’ll give it another try in a week or two. Maybe.
Did you try anything new?
I finally got around to it and made Bobbie’s blue cheese dressing as a dip for chips and veggies last night during that big sports thing. I am now sorry I hadn’t made it sooner, homemade blue cheese is worth far more than the 3 minutes it takes to stir it up. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
And on to this week’s menu:
- Monday – A giant salad with leftover pulled pork and blue cheese dressing
- Tuesday – fish tacos, Southwestern salad
- Wednesday – pho ?
- Thursday – Spaghetti (squash)
- Friday – Car picnic. I have a surprise for the minions, I don’t think they’ll mind.
- Saturday – out
- Sunday – Chicken Bog, Collard Greens, Cornbread
What are you having? Is there anything you’re looking forward to?