Sometimes, I am at a loss for what to make for dinner. I go on-line and search for “dinner ideas.” While I am usually sure—when I see a picture of a dish—about what I do not want to make for dinner, but I sometimes struggle to find what I want. I keep looking, and eventually, I will spot something that just seems right—and off I go.
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Jan’s friends are descending upon us this weekend for the annual quilt festival. They are always a challenge to cook for because Barbara does not eat raw tomatoes and Pat does not eat “any animal with a face.” This means the “cute animals,” cows, pigs and sheep—chicken and fish apparently do not count as having faces.
Adapted from a Cook’s Illustrated recipe
Last week I made a hunter’s chicken. Jan asked for the same again when her old school friends, the aunties, came for Stitches this weekend. I did not want to do the exact same thing, so I made something much closer to a recipe in Cook’s Illustrated this month.
If you have ever been to an Ethiopian restaurant the beautiful tray covered with the large, sour pancake dotted with brightly colored stews is a delight to see and even more to taste. It makes you want to try to do this yourself. While many of the Ethiopian dishes appear to be simple, with only a few ingredients, you discover hidden complexities. Many of the ingredients in Ethiopian cooking turn out to have their own complex recipes.