I am barbecuing chicken wings for this Sunday’s Dinner and I needed a vegetable side dish. While Jan like corn on the cob, much of what you find in the stores has already gone moldy—pull back the top leaves and take a sniff. My wife will not touch it when it is that state. Fortunately, there is an Summer vegetable stand near us that has really fresh corn.
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After living in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, my family has always really loved garlic—a lot! I had an idea that popped into my head about a side dish to go with my Moroccan lamb—large chunks of roasted garlic floating in a sea of fluffy couscous. My thought was that as you took a bite of couscous you would get a burst of roasted garlic goodness.
I am making aioli for my crab cakes. This sauce is more or less mayonnaise with garlic. You may make it mellow by roasting the garlic first or make it really strong by putting in a lot of raw garlic. For my crab cakes I want a little bite, but I do not want the garlic to overpower the crab. I am adding just one small clove of garlic.
I wanted some potatoes to go with my rosemary roasted chicken. When I was at the store I saw these tiny marble-sized potatoes. They were so cute I had to have them. They were also the same size as the pre-peeled Chinese garlic that I buy and it just seemed logical to mix them together.
I am always experimenting with quick ways to spruce up plain steamed green beans. This one was to go with my Chicken Pesto with Angel Hair Pasta.
It is a constant challenge to make my meals meet all of my family’s food preferences: low fat, keto, soft food, yes mushrooms/no mushrooms, not to mention various allergies. Most of the dishes that I am planning for this Sunday are a bit bland, so I thought that I should make at least one with some kick to it.
Jan came down with another cold today. Why do sick junior professors and students always want to meet face to face? It was time to whip up another garlic chicken soup.
Adapted from *Parsley* (Food.com)
This week’s challenge started when Jan and I were watching “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives.” One of the featured dishes was Lebanese Za’atar Pizza. I made this for dinner the next night and it was such a hit that Jan wanted a Lebanese meal built around it for Sunday.
The chives in our garden are beginning to look a bit sad, but they inspired me to add this dish to our Thirdsgivingday feast (the third day after Thanksgiving – an Eileneism). The kids were having Thanksgiving dinner with friends, so I was doing the Roast Turkey thing as our Sunday feast.
This dish is something to make when you are using your oven to cook a main dish. The time and cooking time will vary depending on the temperatures used the main dish. How you mash your potatoes are a personal preference, but I like to use a potato-ricer. This is a device that looks like a giant garlic press. The press forces the chunks of potato through tiny holes and produces rice thick strands of feathery potato. Mixed with butter and cream this produces perfectly smooth fluffy mashed potatoes.