Now were cooking again

I started this weekend cooking with the following:
 1 Kg ground beef
 3 Kg Chicken thighs and drumsticks
 2 small salami
 1 beef chuck labeled Filet M'dume (2 Kg)

The challenge: Make dinner for 8 and lunch for 14.  Use beef at both meals.

I love cookbooks.  Today, I used Mark Bittman's best recipes in the world.  One of the nice features of this book is that recipes are marked "Make Ahead" and "Serve Cold/Room Temperature".  So, three recipes this week.  

  • Chicken Teriyaki (pg. 317), a simple way to make chicken with a sweet soy sauce.
  • Chicken Escabeche (pg. 294), warm chicken in a sauce.  This one looks strange.  Its backwards.  First you cook the chicken, then add the marinade, then serve it at room temperature.  I'll let you know if it works.
  • Beef Daube (pg 384), a nice simple beef stew.  Since its for Shabbat lunch, I drained the sauce and will serve it for dinner.

For the ground beef, I made a mexican beef tacos with cut vegetables on the side.  Simple and spicy!

To finish off the recipes, I went back to a favorite: Garden Tomato soup from the Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking (pg 241).  Alas, no ginger in my pantry today, so its slightly different, but tasty!

I have lots of help in the kitchen these days, because for some reason, I can't start cooking until after noon.  The morning is filled with errands.  Our group watch the  first of the Star Wars movies (chronological first, not as they were made).  We can still enjoy the scenes, even if we know that Anakin will turn out BAD.

Dinner - 8
Indian Garden Tomato Soup
Mexican beef taco with cut vegetables
Sliced Salami
Cold Red Cabbage Salad

Lunch - 14
Beef Daube
Chicken Escabeche
Chicken Teriyaki
Avocado salad
Israeli salad
Cabbage salad
Curried carrots

The food smells wonderful and looks great.
Shabbat Shalom to all


Melissa said…

Thank you so much for writing me at Sunbonnet. There was a part of me that really missed Sunbonnet, so I am happy to start writing again.

I also love cookbooks. Funny, since I cannot cook. I usually find recipes that sound good and ask my husband to cook them. I'm quite the wife (lol).

Again, it was so nice to hear from you.


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