jrtheotter (jrtheotter) wrote,
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It's been a full month...

...since the arrival ofgrey_twolf into what is now our home.  the arrival of his early morning work schedule, I've returned to a solid habit of timely dinners at home.  It's been years since I did this much regular, small-scale cooking.  Despite my love of the art, I'm usually on the go, focused on various events and gatherings, and my single-life diet reflected that in a big way.  That's no way for a kitchen witch to live, if you ask me, so I am very grateful on yet another level. 

So far I've had good success with...

Roast Chicken with Apple-stuffing, the leftovers of which will soon be the makings of a fine soup

Beef Stroganoff, although I was moving too fast and had too little roux so the sauce did not thicken properly

Mac & Cheese with smoked sausage and whole grain mustard, a no-holds-barred standby of mine which also produced many yummy leftovers

Pasta Primavera, a shortcut form, neither too much cream nor too little, we needed more cheese to pass at the table, to my mind

Chicken & Broccoli stir-fry, Wegman's offers an excellent broccoli stir-fry bag in their frozen vegetables section: broccoli, red peppers, water chestnuts, onions, yum

Maple Mustard Glazed pork chops, upon which I would normally have piled on mass quantities of mushrooms and onions, but I forewent that in deference to the tastes of my wolf

Stuffed chicken breasts, which met with limited success, only because I was heavily improvising on stuffing ingredients as I didn't have a lot around at the time

Teriyaki Beef Stir-fry, I do love my big ol' wok.  My father bought it in New York city for my mother long before I was born.  grey_twolf loves teriyaki, it makes a nice match. 

Megaburgers, sometimes I like to buy a pair of good-sized, fresh baked wheat rolls, pat together some gently seasoned ground beef, top with cheese, hot sauce, pickles...  mmmmm....  This was especially fun as I called up the stairs:  "Mon amour, do you want fries with your burger?"  "We have fries?" he called back, sounding surprised.  "No," I responded, "but I could make some."  After a pause he called back, almost reverently, "You can make fries?"  I can also make yogurt, tomato sauce, and homemade pasta, but I cannot, as yet, transmute base metals into gold.  Can't eat gold, so I wouldn't care anyway. 

Lasagna Bolognese or at least my slightly hybridized version thereof.  I count lasagna among my personal specialties.  I made a giant one in my roasting pan; yum. 

I'm missing several things I'm sure, although the above left us plenty of evenings to just enjoy leftovers and time together. 

Best of all, mon amour made some tasty tacos one night and just last night a luscious meatloaf with some excellent garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli. 

What should I make next?




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