I woke up wanting waffles this morning. Plain waffles are a bit bland, they need something to top them. I had a large Asian pear in my fruit bowl and thought, “Why not.” A compote is simply fruit cooked in a sugar syrup—apple sauce is just one type of fruit compote.
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We are having a “festival dinner” for one of Jan’s students who is Chinese. In China, to show respect for your guest you offer many dishes. Including the gravy, I served ten dishes for this meal.
Adapted from a KimchiMari recipe
For this Sunday’s Korean Dinner, I decided to make separate starch and meat main dishes, because my son-in-law is again avoiding starches. I am making beef bulgogi and a vegetarian japchae. That way my diners can adjust their servings as it pleases them. In addition I am serving three vegetable sides: chive stem kimchi; Korean cucumber salad; and a Korean bok choy dish.
I was looking for a vegetable side dish to go with my meatloaf. A few weeks ago, I discovered that letting the root vegetables marinate in a marmalade base worked really well as a salad dressing. This is what I settled on for tonight’s salad.
I bought a mango several days ago and it was in danger of becoming over ripe. When I mentioned that I was thinking about making a fruit salad to go with my chicken dinner the response was quite positive. Gathering what fruit I had produced this salad.
Miriam has been moving this week and her mother and sister have been helping her. In this situation it is polite to feed your workers, but with the kitchen half packed up it can be a challenge. Takeout pizza is the usual solution, but my daughter is capable of being creative. A little chicken, vegetables, fruit, a bit of mayonnaise and viola you have a salad.