There’s homemade falafel under all of that green.

Sheet pan pancakes last night.

Recipes. Seriously. Tonight I picked up the knife for a “preparation 5 minutes” recipe. First ingredient: whole bulb of garlic (10-12 cloves), chopped. lol

🍽️ Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

This is my favorite Thai restaurant order and Chef John is probably my favorite YouTube chef. I made it last week using serrano peppers. While it was cooking, each person in the family started coughing in turn. Some of the kids were 20-30 feet away! We were all coughing for the last 5 minutes of cooking time. It was pretty spicy, but not unbearable like I thought it was going to be. We still gobbled it up.

The picture doesn’t do it a lot of justice.

🍽️ Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli

Could kind of eat this all night. Hope you like sausage! And oil+butter!

🍽️ Black Bean and Roasted Salsa Soup

Another out-of-the-park vegetarian option. Soup season!

🍽️ Street Cart Chicken & Yellow Rice

I’ve made this twice now, and it is the real deal. I make only one rice that is better. The marinade is well proportioned. The time it takes me to prepare everything is 50% again what is mentioned in the recipe. That’s a running theme, usually to the tune of taking twice as long to prep my ingredients.

The sauces are great. I don’t make them in the same proportion as the mains because my kids don’t really touch the sauces. I’ve had trouble nailing the consistency of the white sauce. The hot sauce has an “it’s time to invest in Big Cayenne” amount of cayenne pepper, and I wouldn’t sneeze at the amount of red flake in there either. I can’t bring myself to keeping pouring when making the red sauce.

But it’s all GOOD. You should make it your own!

🥘 Dilly Bean Stew with Cabbage and Frizzled Onions

So much flavor, so few ingredients! Also, homemade bread.

Za:30 #pizzanight

No regrets

Omuraisu - my favorite use of leftover rice. I’m not a ketchup and eggs person, but it’™s required for this one. Sorry you had to run to work, Jesse!

Chicken fesenjan with saffron rice. #richandsilky

Pizza night tonight was in the Buffalo style. (Thin, cheese and sauce to the edges, 1lb of cheese per pizza.)

Before:

After:

This were pretty good.

Jesse just got back from the grocery store. Wonder what’s for dinner?

za:30

I assume bacteria will eventually break down any tiny shards of glass from this fermentation mishap?

It paid off keeping a too-large container of yeast in the fridge for a couple years.

Before:

And after:

Did you know cranberry sauce is really easy…and really tasty?