tasty nom nom an exception to the daily meal

18Jan/150

Monochromatic

Dear J - I am looking forward to another wonderful year of friendship, fun, and fud with you and N. With a busy Saturday, I decided to use the slow cooker for a simple dish. I started with this chow recipe.I cooked the potatoes separately, parboiled and browned in the skillet. The roasted cauliflower was dressed with anchovy vinaigrette.

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Although not a meal I would normally prepare, it was very simple and fast. It required little active time (and clean up was a snap also). Overall, not bad.

Which leads me to suggest a new game - Sushi Go BGG. You mentioned it while you are at the XOXO conference. A new game to start a new year.

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Two of my favorite food- tempura and dumplings above. The draw and pass is interesting, as well as keeping an eye out on what other players are working towards. Good and light game for those low brain power evenings. The art makes me chuckle.

Keep smiling 🙂

5Jan/150

Happy 2015

Happy New Year!

Is it just me or have things been insane the past year? Maybe we can do some catch-up over the next few months.

On Saturday we managed to all be in the same place for dinner + games.

I threw together a super basic salad of arugula and spinach with clementine slices and a honey mustard vinaigrette. Basic but necessary green stuff.

Salad

N made a Moroccan inspired stew with a lamb leg, red lentils, butternut squash, onions, tomatoes, and potatoes -- lots of spices. Cumin (seed and ground), cardamon, cinnamon, paprika.

Stew

With a bit of basmati rice and toasted vermicelli. I guess vermicelli should be added after the rice is cooked so it stays crunchy.

After dinner, it was a bit late and I didn't feel up to playing our new copy of Chaos in the Old World (BGG), so we played a couple of rounds of Carcassonne.

Carcassonne

I had no idea G hated Carcassonne so much. I find it much less boring than ohhhh, say, Uno.

'Til next time, and maybe better documentation on my part.