Friday, October 21, 2011

What I've Been Doing: September 26, 2011-Now

I've been cooking, but not writing.  There's no excuse.  Some highlights, with more to come soon:

  • I made Amanda Hesser's ginger duck and a couple of honey challahs for Rosh Hashana.  We had a big meal with lots of lovely, interesting people and skipped religious services entirely.  It was great.
  • I used the leftovers to make a fake duck pho. I winged it.  Ha!  (This is a recipe for a real duck pho, but who has all those ingredients on hand?  Not me.)
  • Leftover challah really does make superior French toast or pain perdu or bread pudding or whatnot.
  • We went out for Yom Kippur break-fast, and I didn't fast anyway.  I am having some Problems With Religion at the moment.  I don't want to talk (or write) about it because it makes me sad.
  • When your herb garden continues to go berserker, you keep eating things with herbs.  Fresh tomato sauce with basil and oregano; herbed potato and cheese frittata with dill and/or thyme; cauliflower risotto with fried sage leaves.
  • My brother-in-law sent a selection of fine California cheeses and my mom made a beautiful chicken parmigiana meal for my birthday.  My sister wrote about it.  I am getting so old, but yes, it does beat the alternative.
  • Eli has added scrambled eggs to his ridiculously short list of acceptable foodstuffs.  All may not be lost with him, dietarily, but I'm trying hard not to get my hopes up.
 So that's it for now. Will search for inspiration in the days ahead.

1 comment:

  1. I'm having major religion problems too! Not that you want to hear about it from me... I am as obsessed with religion as always but I find it less and less believable as anything other than total nonsense as time goes on. I still like hanging out with super religious people though and I still like praying. Seems like a mental disorder at this point.