Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Cauliflower. Basmati Rice.

... "James wanted to get Indian food and I really didn't want to go out for dinner. My kitchen was calling me - I haven't cooked nor been home all week. James stayed at home while I shopped and walked down the aisles of several of my favorite domestic/international supermarkets this afternoon. Being that it's starting to get cold outside and the start of autumn starts later this week, I wanted to make a dish that would warm me up on the inside and on the outside.

Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Cauliflower: BL/SL Chicken Breasts. S & P. Vegetable Oil. Onion. (Hot Madras) Curry Powder. Garlic. Ginger. LS Chicken Broth. Cornstarch. Red Potatoes. Cauliflower. Peas. Plain Yogurt. Cilantro.

Basmati Rice: Vegetable Oil. Cinnamon Stick. Cardamom Pods. Cloves. Onion. Basmati Rice. Water. Salt.

Again, I cherish the time I am home with James and there's nothing like a home-cooked meal. After our home was filled with aromatic smells, I set the table, turned the lights down low, burned some incense, and turned on 'Indian Classical Radio' on Pandora One and had dinner with James ... it felt like we were at one of our favorite Indian restaurants. All I got to say in the end,'मेरा प्यारा घर' (Mērā pyārā ghara) 'Home Sweet Home' ... nothing beats a home cooked meal. NOTHING DOES." /plays the air sitar during dinner with a smile on my face ...


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables.

... "I needed to decompress from work today, so I got my aggressions out by making ...

One-Pan Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables: Chicken. Brussels Sprouts. Red Potatoes. Shallots. Carrots. Fennel. Parsnips. Garlic. Thyme. Rosemary. S & P. Butter. Sugar.

With my current travels on the road I rarely have the time to make dinner when I am home - this meal is made just under an hour negating mise en place. While this was cooking in the oven and filling the whole house with aromatic smells ... I got all the tedious paperwork I needed to get done and completed other work tasks. I took out the sizzling hot pan and served James and myself a generous helping. We both sat down and ate. I watched James enjoy his dinner and he said, 'I miss your cooking.' I replied, 'I miss it too.'" ... /closes my eyes and takes a bite and smiles ...


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Buttermilk Banana Pancakes.

... "I've been traveling all week and I ravaged my pantry and the refrigerator for something to make for breakfast on this bright sunny and cool morning without going to the supermarket to buy ingredients. James had some over-ripened bananas sitting on the counter and he wanted something out of the ordinary for breakfast ...

Buttermilk Banana Pancakes - Buttermilk. AP Flour. Sugar. Baking Powder. Baking Soda. Salt. Egg. Unsalted Butter. Ripened Mashed Bananas. Vegetable Oil. Vermont Maple Syrup. Confectioner's Sugar.

... Sunday morning breakfast complete." /fulfilled breakfast craving

Monday, September 1, 2014

French Onion Soup & Cheese Croutons.

... "The unofficial end of summer is here. It's time to get out the slow cooker and practice those fall/autumn recipes. I didn't want to stay inside and slave over a stove. I have to enjoy the nice weather before it will suddenly change ...

Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup: Beef Bones. Butter. Yellow Onions. S & P. Brown Sugar. Fresh Thyme. Apple Butter. Dry Sherry. AP Flour. Soy Sauce. LS Chicken Broth. Beef Broth. 

I topped the soup with -- Cheese Croutons -- Baguette. Smoked Gruyere Cheese. A warm soup with crispy bread with a crunchy and crispy cheese layer ... there's no place like home, but I'm heading outside to take a walk this off!" /satisfied