Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The rest of the month...

I intended to post the meals each day but... best laid plans of mice and men. Okay, here they are, again, missing a few because I forgot to take pictures.

Hasenpfeffer, Spaetzle and Blaukraut

Two showshoe hares, thawing. I cooked a chicken leg for my mother since she doesn't like rabbit.

Blaukraut is braised cabbage.

Maybe it's the German heritage, but I really liked this.

Spetsiota and Salad

Onion, olive, cucumber, tomato and feta salad. It's your standard, Big Fat Greek Salad and is a staple in Mediterranean countries.

Spetsiota (Halibut and Tomatoes)


Chicken Poutine

I spent hours trying to find the best way to make my fries crispy. I settled on blanching them in sugar water. The water's brown because I use succanat, instead of white sugar.

Brown gravy, made from scratch.

This was FABULOUS!! And so very worth the wait.

Meatloaf, baked potatoes and green beans

This is the only picture I took of this meal and it's the ingredients for the meatloaf. My bad!

Bao and egg noodles

I made my own five-spice mixture. I forget what's in it but it's an easy recipe to find.

The dough was really, really soft and very sticky.

I put them in this pan to rise, intending to steam them, as the directions call for but they stuck together. I put on an egg-wash and baked them instead. They still turned out wonderful.

If I'd had snow peas I would have used them instead but, anyway. I started preparing this meal at noon and had it done around 6:30. The dough needs three rises.

Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes and corn

Dad's birthday meal.

I ate too much and hurt myself so badly. But, I remembered to make enough potatoes for leftovers!! I'm always bummed when there's no more potatoes.


Get started about two hours early on this cause there are a lot of steps. Almost as many as the Bao.

I ate a couple pieces of toast, dipping it in the Rouille while I was making the toast.

Jerk pork, rice and peas

Sped steaks. That's the color of them!

Marinating overnight in the fridge.

Dad was the only one who liked this meal. I might try a different recipe for the marinade if I made this again.

Well, that's all so far.


1 comment:

blondevue... said...

Hey Pam,
Looks good. The Bao and egg noodles look really yummy.

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