Monday, January 1, 2007

Week 7

On the menu this week:
  • Salmon-Corn Chowder
  • Thai-style Fried Rice with Chicken and Basil
  • Sauteed Spinach with Nutmeg
  • Steamed Broccoli with Balsamic-Basil Dressing
  • Bread Pudding

This week's menu went through a few changes. I was going to make both Thai Chicken and Basil AND Thai Fried Rice, but the recipe didn't make as much Chicken and Basil as I thought it would, and the ingredients were pretty similar to the Fried Rice, so I just combined them. I think it turned out pretty good. Thanks for the new cookbook, Mom! I also made a different spinach dish, a kind of gratin, but when I tasted it, I knew my client would think it was too salty (it had a lot of cottage cheese in it), but *I* liked it, so I kept it for us (good lunches for the week) and made simple sauteed spinach. I might have overcooked the broccoli a little, but she likes things sort of bland and simple, so maybe it's okay. I put the sauce in on the side.

The bread pudding is hopefully what she was looking for - no cinnamon, just yummy pudding.

PS: the American dictionary spells it as bouillabaisse, does that seem right, Teacher D'Arcy? :) Now I just need to find a good recipe for it.

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