I love when things don't quite translate from other languages. example: Marth brought back a cookbook from china and here are just a few gems contained within: (First sentence: "How do we stick to a tight budget without assaulting our tastebuds? dining in sounds like a good answer.") another sentence talking about celery:"rich in dietary fibre, it can lower blood pressure and blood lipids significantly. especially suitable for fat people." love it.
Wanted to share a dish that mames and I really liked from last week called eggs in purgatory. Don't let the title fool you, it is far closer to heavenly than being hellish. In it's simplest form, it consists of eggs that are cracked into a spicy tomato sauce and baked until desired doneness. While that's just fine and dandy, I wanted this purgaliscious dish to be a a little heartier. I did make a pretty fiery sauce to start out with, but also added some par-boiled potatoes, and some red kidney beans to the mix. The end result was nothing short of heavenly (despite what the title implies). Served with some crusty bread (from LeQ, of course) for mopping up the lake of fire.
Also made a batch of stroganoff last week. turned out pretty good. I was out of brandy so I wasn't able to set it on fire:(
Also: USER FRIENDLY MEAT SALE!!!! don't know how much longer it is going on but stocked up on the sale at supes. Bought an entire chuck roll and turned it into a lot of roasts, stew meat, and ground beef. Also loaded up on pork. Suck and sealed all of it and sent it into the icy depths of the basement.
eggs in purgatory
1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes
1 onion, diced small
tsp (or more if you like) chili flakes
salt and pepper
2 potatoes, peeled and par boiled
1 can red kidney beans
turn oven to 400F.
In an oven-safe skillet, saute onion in olive oil until it gets some color, add salt and pepper and chili flakes. add tomatoes and smash with back of spoon. let reduce until sauce starts to thicken, you can keep smashing tomatoes or leave chunky if you like, up to you. add potatoes, beans, and a little water if sauce is getting too thick. check seasoning and adjust if necessary. make little wells in sauce and crack eggs into pan. bake until eggs are set or until desired doneness.
Some other nice additions for the sauce would be: olives, capers, artichoke hearts, bacon, ham, roasted red peppers, etc. This is a very versatile dish that you can customize to your liking. try it out for breakfast or any other time you feel like getting your egg fix.
Lodge cast iron skillet: bought one of these for work and we are using it a lot. nice to have around since you don't really have to wash it (kind of like winter coats! )