More pork schnitzel, steamed baby Yukons, beet greens.
This is my plate; single potato with smashed baby yukon anointed with truffle oil; dh blanketed his pile of potatoes and several slabs of pork with white pork gravy.
DH made his yummy aloo parathas for brunch today (indian griddle fried flatbread stuffed with spiced potatoes). They’re one of the best things he makes and he only makes them a few times a year. Served with a big blob of butter, carrot pickle and plain yogurt.
For dinner, I had some beef chuck I needed to use, so I found a beef stew recipe for the Instant Pot. Came out so good that everyone took seconds. Was hoping for leftovers for work lunch tomorrow, but it was all polished off.
Busy cooking weekend for me, but forgot to take pics of most of it.
Yesterday I made 2 kinds of spiced snacking puris - regular and gluten free. My first time experimenting with GF anything. They tasted fine, but the texture was much harder than normal.
Today was a marathon, though it really didn’t feel like it.
Started with fried rice and garlic green beans for lunch.
Then a few rounds of dhokla (steamed rice cakes) for snacks and breakfast over the next few days (I soaked & ground rice & lentils last night to ferment them overnight, having realized we were out of ready batter and instant packets entirely).
Then another sojourn into GF land - flatbreads this time (thepla - well spiced and good on their own, or with a bit of yogurt or pickle). Xanthan gum arrived, so I made just a small amount of dough to test out the gum. Well, it was amazing - yesterday I had super soft dough that I could only press, not roll. Today - it was like regular dough, and the resulting flatbreads were soft and pliable. Kid recipient gave 2 thumbs up (and polished off all 6 that were produced).
Dinner was a disaster. We planned DIY sushi. After all the prep was done and one roll made, I tasted a piece… well, the rice was rancid. U.G.H. Regrouped and made quesadillas, opened a can of refried beans and doctored them, and used the prepped veg as sides. I was too exhausted to eat.
Last night I made big steak salads for all of us to use up the leftover steak from Saturday night. Blue cheese dressing and extra blue cheese crumbles. My nephew is a blue cheese fiend. (For this New Englander, being able to buy an avocado and use it the same day, confident that it will be good is such a treat!)
Today I made millet with baked potatoes, carrots and zucchini, for dessert, meringue with fruit.
To which my children and husband replied that they ordered a pizza…
Next time I will buy them ready made food from the Polish market. They will be equally satisfied and I will not have to cook