sorry these are two posts, mixed into one. Pics wouldn’t post last night.
BF made more attempts at baking with my sourdough discard - the pizzas last night and tonight a focaccia-type thing with herbs and onion to go with his leftover bean & sausage soup from a couple nights ago. Crust was still too tough, though the upper part was a bit fluffier. And again, he underseasoned (even with the herbs and onion). He’s declared he is over sourdough discard, which is fine because we’re out anyway. I just have actual sourdough starter for delicious sourdough bread. Rising in the fridge right now to bake tomorrow.
We have a lot of crust for croutons.
The soup, of course, was even better than the other night’s, and he also made a yummy, garlicky arugula/spinach salad with cillegine on the side. Which made it into my bowl of soup - even more delicious!
I’m now marinating chicken thighs in a Thai paste from Serious Eats.
Thai-Serious Eats Thai-Style Grilled Chicken (pan seared, oven and broiler), and Vietnamese garlic noodles. Chicken was good - the marinade on the chicken had me swooning last night. The noodles would have been fantastic but i stupidly added salt to the water, which was completely unnecessary as the sauce itself is full of umami goodness: chicken bouillon powder (not dissolved in water!), granulated garlic, oyster sauce, butter, and parm cheese. lots of minced garlic, too, of course. I used bucatini, which worked perfectly for this dish. those noodles are [usually] to die for. I still ate them, of course. Big heaping mouthfuls of them.
But what should have been dinner was my newest sourdough loaf! Turned out great. I told the BF next time I bake one it will be the main dish.