Adapted from Simple Recipes
Wife Jan decided she wanted cheese fondue for Sunday dinner. At the last minute, daughter Miriam bowed out, so I made bread pudding with my bread cubes. I finally made the fondue the next weekend’s dinner.
I made mini quiches for wife Jan’s Ethnobreakfast. Since I had never done this before, I was unsure how much of the egg mixture I would need to fill the mini muffin cups. I whipped up a dozen eggs, but found out that I only need to use ten. This left me with two eggs worth of my egg mixture. I decided to use it for my own breakfast.
In past St. Patrick’s days, I would make quick Guinness beer bread. This year my wife bought me a Fourneau Bread Oven for my birthday, as a result, she gets the recipe updates, not me. She forwarded this one for St. Patrick’s Day for our Sunday dinner with the family. I, kind of, followed their recipe.
Eilene is having some friends over. I decided to make their favorite Mac & Cheese. When she and her friends make this for themselves they, of course, use the “orange stuff in a box.” This is just starch, fat, and chemicals, not a meal.
Before I left home for the first time, I sat down with my mother’s recipe box and wrote down my favorite dishes. I have referenced my mother’s strada before, but I did not post the original recipe. Today I am posting another variation, so I thought I would put up Claudia’s family recipe. My memory is she was making this in the Fifties, long before it became a fashionable dish in the Seventies. Continue reading
Son-in-law, Chris, is leaving on another trip, so the kids are not coming over for Sunday dinner. Jan requested something forbidden by his ketogenic diet, lasagna. Since this is also our anniversary week (31st) I agreed to make it for her. I also made her favorite salad, carrot, to go with it.
From my research on the web I understand that the difference between Palak and Saag Paneer is that if you only use only spinach it is a Palak and if you use a mixture of greens it is a Saag. When people come to Silicon Valley, they bring their food with them. As Californians we often feel it necessary to mash these recipes up with other cuisines. Today, I am doing an Indian shepherd’s pie, a mash up of Indian and English cuisines. I am thinking of making my palak a bit more French by adding wine.
The French girl goes home tomorrow. Eilene is planning to have a bunch of her friends over for dinner, because Jan is teaching tonight. The question is what to feed them.