Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today's Special: Nov. 8-14th

I can't remember if I got lazy last week or just had lots of leftovers, but I didn't get around to making a few of the recipes I had planned. So, there's only going to be a couple recipes planned for this week.

Also, just so you know, I made a little substitution on the Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya recipe from last week and I think it turned out even better than before. First of all, I actually found the boneless, skinless chicken thighs it calls for in the recipe so I used those instead of the chicken breasts I have used in the past. HUGE difference. The thighs aren't near as dry as the breasts are and I thought they had a lot better flavor. I also couldn't find the andouille sausage at the grocery store and was too lazy to make an extra trip to the butcher shop where I got it before, so I just used summer sausage. It was so good! Not near as strong of a flavor as the andouille... more subtle and not so spicy, which in this case I liked better. I also liked the texture of the summer sausage better.

This weeks' recipes:

Thai Chicken & Coconut Soup- This is a new recipe. Seth got a jar of lemongrass from a lady he works with and I wanted to try it out in something.

Roasted Lemongrass Chicken (with Sweet Lime Sauce)- New recipe that I'll probably make the same night as the soup above.

I'm pretty sure I'm not going to make anything else this week, so I'll just stop there. This should give you a couple new ideas to try. And just to see if anybody is actually reading this, have you guys ever made any of the recipes I've posted? If so, which ones, and what did you think?


Bridges and Bites said...

I LOVE coconut soup! You will have to let us know how it turns out! So sorry your blender doesn't work. :-( I don't know what I'd do without mine!

Budsly said...

I tried the saurkraut chowder. I didn't care for it. It was easy to make, and pretty cheap, but not as creamy as I would have liked, and had too much saurkrout in it. Eric said that it was descent and different. Anyway, I've got a whole crap load of it in the fridge if you want it.

I've made a few other things, but I can't remember what. They were good though.

Rindlisbach Family said...

Hey, where did you find boneless, skinless thighs?

Karen said...

You didn't like the sauerkraut chowder?! Maybe you put too much water in? Or maybe you just don't like sauerkraut :D

I found the boneless skinless thighs at the Walmart "Neighborhood Grocer" near me. Which seems weird because they never seem to have anything out of the ordinary. Not sure if it was just a fluke. We'll see if they still have them next time I go.

heidi said...

I made the Asian Noodles and Peanut Sauce recipe! And loved it! And felt super-mega proud of myself. And use linguine all the time now. (Paulie does too! I've converted him. :D)

Also, we're having some of those great veggie recipes soon. Actually, Paul's making them. He just doesn't know it yet.

And, I don't know if he's done it yet, but last time I saw him, Cory was talking about how he wanted to get into cooking and try some of your recipes. I think he's been really busy with grad school but he expressed the desire to try some of the recipes, strongly. (He was proud cuz he'd recently made mashed potatoes for the first time! I smiled with pleasure for him. I'm a late-blooming cooker meself.)

But if this is too much trouble, posting the recipes, you shouldn't feel like you have to do it. We readers will be sad, but, we can suck it up.


p.s. Word verfication word: hentsupe. Cool, huh? Sounds like some weird food product. Kinda like "heinz hentshup"... or maybe, hent soup.