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Hyper vs sluggish. Sluggish wins.

Dear J

How are you on this fine morning? I have a hangover from the 1/3lb burger from Saturday. Or maybe the sluggishness is from the large quantity of guacamole I consumed.  This second cup of coffee should help.

We watched Julie & Julia last night. G declared it a chick flick, "it was not as bad as I thought". For a very short second, I thought about cooking my way through one of my cookbooks. Oh, perhaps the complicated French bistro Les Halles Cookbook. But... I quickly returned to my reality. I am no Julia, or Julie ...

This week's dinner will be chicken wings and raspberry turnovers. (... still need something green and a main dish ...ideas? ) We could have our standard chicken wingz, dry rub, grill, then sauce.  Or I was thinking of trying one of these recently collected wings recipe?

The raspberry turnover will be a combination of Morning Glory's Lemon Raspberry french toast and Guy Fieri's Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers. Cross fingers...

Oh! look, I still have 29 minutes before I completely fail to start my day.


Last Minute Scrambling

Dear E,

Drats. It is Friday morning and I need to figure something out for Saturday evening.

J: What do you think we should make for Saturday?
N: I dunno. Pick a cuisine and start there.

I browsed to epicurious to look for ideas and clicked on International Recipes. Then I saw this: Pork Meatball Banh Mi.

It's not $1.50 banh mi but might be worth an attempt. Mm meatballs!

Sadly, this was later vetoed by N. Hamburgers it is! With tasty buns from Top's bakery, I hope.

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Chinese New Year

Dear J

I'd thought we should celebrate Year of the Tiger with some Chinese Food.  Here is what I am thinking -

  • Drunken Chicken (plus dipping sauces)
    make ahead. Rasamalaysia recipe or Epicurious recipe
  • (Chicken) Potstickers
    freshly fried just in time. storebought.
  • Hot and soup soup
    make ahead, heat-n-serve
  • Black Bean Spareribs
    make ahead, heat-n-serve
  • Bokchoy & shitake mushrooms
    freshly made
  • Red Bean Soup
    make ahead, drizzle with coconut milk before servering

Rule of thumb - # of people = number of dishes, then plus 1 soup and dessert. Variety of meat - chicken, pork, and a green things. Hrmph, No beef may be problematic.   Now I know there was much discussion about sweet and sour pork and egg drop soup... and EAST COAST Chinese food. If we do not fit the sweet and sour pork with red #5 in this time, we will figure out another time ... soon. Oh, I also want to pick up some New Year candy, wanna go to 99 Ranch with me?