Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! We had lots of fun - visitors, Christmas events, parties, kids and husband off for two weeks. It seems very quiet this week back by myself, and into the regular routine.
|Christmas Card 2010|
|The only picture I got of the girls dressed up.|
|Smartie Pants's first snow.|
|The pups when they first arrived......|
|And now - a little bigger, eh?|
|Why are kids so amused by toilets?|
|View from my living room after a snow fall.|
|I actually have done some cooking lately.......|
This is a hollandaze from Robin Robertson - I think the "Meat and Potatoes" cookbook? I didn't think I was going to like it, but it was very good, especially over the nice soft cauliflower. Please ignore the ketchup on the macaroni - this is how my Irish husband grew up eating macaroni, and now my kids love it.
Kale chips? I have read about them so much and thought it was the worst idea I ever heard. Until I tried them. My 11 year old ate the whole batch except for the few I managed to grab.
Have you ever cooked with lemongrass before? I hadn't. I think mine was a little dried out - there wasn't much pulp inside all those layers.
I used it to make this from "The 30 Minute Vegan - Asian." It was supposed to be a Massaman curry - potatoes, pineapple, peanuts and coconut milk. I thought it was not going to be any good. When I made it, there seemed to be way too much liquid. But then I let it sit while I ran out to yoga class, and by the time I got back it was thick and delicious.
I served it with this tofu from the same book - kaffir lemongrass tofu. Also delicious. If you read cook books a lot, you may know that you can sub grated lime rind for the kaffir lime leaves. I did this and it was still good.
I hope to get back to my regular cooking again, although with more visitors coming next week, there probably won't be anything exciting for a while. I tend to cook for the others and make do with pasta and veggies for myself!