I've been work-busy lately, so I haven't been cooking nearly as much as I'd like.
Fortunately, my schedule is starting to even out a bit, so last week,
I got myself back in the kitchen. And this is what happened:
Left to right, from most recent to least.
Friday: I wasn't feeling 100%, so I scrounged up an old chicken pho recipe
from the September 2005 issue of Food and Wine. It took a million years
to cook, but the house smelled great and the flavor was worth it.
And now I feel (mostly) better.
Thursday: Dinner out. Can't cook every night.
Wednesday: I made lasagna for the first time ever. Made up the recipe, too.
Not enough sauce, not enough flavor. And not interesting enough to photograph.
Tuesday: Pork medallions with onion marmalade. Originally published in the
May 2001 Food and Wine, this recipe was reprinted again in the March issue.
Admittedly, the involvement of raspberry vinegar feels pretty old-fashioned,
but the pork and its sauce were both fantastic. That said, it took
waaaay longer to make than the magazine suggested.
And I burned the onion marmalade. But that's nobody's fault but my own.
pretty healthy, super tasty. As much as I love F&W, I have to admit that BA
just kills it when it comes to easy weeknight recipes. Dixon might even have
accidentally eaten some vegetables during this dinner, so that's an added bonus.
So that's it: last week's menu chez Pollard. Thumbs up across the board.
(Except for my lasagna. Sigh. Clearly, I am not Italian.)