Weekly Menu 24

Heather says

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?



2 Comments

  1. Anna on February 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I’m all about new, right now!
    I bought a portion of a co-op recently that included beets with tops. I’ve only just learned to like beets, but I decided to try a recipe with “greens” and used the kale and beet greens that I had on hand. It was delicious. 🙂
    I’m also on a ginger/thai/coconut kick, trying various attempts on that theme.

  2. robert on February 5, 2015 at 3:20 am

    i inherited a beautiful 3qt vintage farberware pot from my mom. recently i accidentally let the water boil out and there was a thick black crust left. this has happened many times before.
    but when i was able to get the last bit off usinf brillo pads ive noticed swveral small white spots left in the bottom that just wont come of. ive learned that i’ve scrubbed so long on the bottom that ive rubbed the top layer of stainless off and this is the aluminum payer below. what do i do now?

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