Sunday, March 24, 2013


Made this marmalade last month; I should have looked up how much water is usually added to marmalade, but I blindly followed the "add water to cover" direction and the result is too watery. At some point I plan to remake the jam.

Had Meyer-Lemon Lentil Salad a few weeks ago - it was kind of fussy to make, but delicious.

We've mostly been eating "old favorites"-type recipes that I've already written about here on the blog. It's been a busy time for both of us, and that looks to continue for at least the next few weeks (in fact, one or both of us will be traveling from now until the very end of April). Probably not a lot of updates as a result.

Last week's menu:

Su: fancy-pants steaks; mashed potatoes with crispy leeks; salad with blue-cheese dressing
M: pasta with marinara
T: soup-swap soup (Beef with Barley, it was excellent!) and bread
W: pizza with caramelized onions, rosemary, and local camembert-style cheese
R: take-out
F: roasted sweet potatoes & cauliflower
Sa: roasted chicken with carrots, parsnips, and rutabaga

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bacony PB Cookies

Made following this recipe from the brown-eyed baker; substituting bacon drippings for the shortening gives them a subtle bacony flavor.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Steakhouse Dinner at Home

So full. This may be the most decadent meal we've ever made just for the two of us. We did split a single (large) steak, so we had a (very small) nod toward prudence.

* salad with blue cheese dressing (I used 1/2 C milk, 1/4 C yogurt, and 1 Tbsp buttermilk powder)
* sous-vide style steak
* crispy-leek mashed potatoes (1 leek, fried in generous vegetable oil with generous amount of salt until crispy, mashed into 2 steamed potatoes with a small nob of butter and some fresh-ground black pepper)
* peanut butter and bacon cookies (recipe forthcoming from V)