Wait, is it Monday, really? Because it felt like last Tuesday went on for…what… three? four? days.
I felt on edge the entire week. You probably did too.
I live in California but I’m not a citizen so all I get to do is doom-scrolling on my phone, and hoping people make the right choice. So thank you thank you thank you to all of you who voted!
And so we celebrated with food on Saturday – suitably, an Indian-style pizza half-paneer tikka half-paneer masala. (You probably know we love the pizza here, since I’ve posted about it quite a few times.) I also made a mango lassi (yogurt, milk, honey, frozen mango cubes).
Then for dinner, scallops with spinach risotto. I was finishing up the risotto and cooking the scallops in the cast-iron pan when the husband said, “no mushrooms?”. Dang it. I had forgotten the mushrooms. Luckily I could quickly slice them up and throw them into the pan after I took the scallops out. I like to try to brown them as much as possible, and add some butter and season and that makes for a far more delicious mushroom. I think I was watching The Chef Show recently, I believe it was the episode with chef Jessica Largey, when they talked about how a lot of people don’t like mushrooms, and the chef said that’s because they’ve not had one that’s cooked properly. Which is so true! For me, searing them until they get a little brown, that is, leaving them untouched for a few minutes in a single layer, makes a huge difference.
Also, it finally rained! After our usual extremely dry summer (and spring, really). It didn’t drizzle for long but it was just so very welcome. I hope for more!
The Golden Thread – Kassia St Clair
Game of Thrones
Dear Girls – Ali Wong
I had some toast for breakfast
The boys asked for shepherd’s pie and it’s a nice chilly week so I’ll be happy to have the oven on!
Also, I found lamb loin chops at Costco last week (I usually see the rack of lamb and ground lamb but not the loins), and there were only a few packs so I quickly picked up one. I love lamb and luckily the kids do too. Not sure what to serve it with, maybe some smashed potatoes and sprouts.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer vols 1 to 3 – Jordie Bellaire
Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas
Library Loot (November 4 to 10)
Mmmm lamb is good. And it all looks like tasty food in fact. Hope you really enjoy your books this week.
The Golden Thread sounds intriguing. And look at all that yummy food!
The food looks so good, especially Indian-style pizza! Intrigued by The Golden Thread, may have to check that out.
Your neighbor at The Book Date this week
I haven’t quite managed to FEEL the relief of the election yet, but hopefully that will come soon. I am rewarding myself with Indian food this week too, actually!! A friend has been living with me for a few months, but is leaving this week (sob) so we’re getting Indian takeout tonight as a last hurrah.
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