(This is the weekly post where you share your week of food. Did you have anything that really made your week, such as your favorite soup, a lunch out, or maybe you had something new? Find a new food product? A new appliance? Please do share!)
On Monday of last week, I made a rice, chicken, celery, broccoli, onion, garlic dish. I added a little homemade sauce which contained ginger. It was the most produce used in a while. We had it for dinner, then, once a day after that, I heated some in a pan for lunch, which I too often skip. It was a nice change, and when I reheated it, it kind of tasted like fried rice, which I really like.
A couple of days were non-events, where we just scrounged for what we wanted. I chose my deviled egg salad those days. I like it best with vegetables on the side, like Oriental broccoli over rice, which also gives me vegetables and a carb, but that only works when you have the food made. It was still good.
Another day I had a couple of small strips of chicken only, so cut them and browned them, as well as browned onion. I used the usual spices...salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, then added a small amount of Italian herbs. To that, I added some pre-cooked penne. Not a lot, as there was not much of anything else, but it was a tasty dinner.
Since chicken is all I have these days, I am thinking about bbq'd chicken, and chicken salad, the next time chicken is available.
Currently, I have broccoli, celery, onions, and carrots. I should have already used the onions and carrots, but until this weekend I couldn't face too much cooking due to how hot it was.
We had our sweet potatoes for dinner one night, but they weren't good, at all. That's disappointing when that happens.
I've been trying to use my imagination, but am hampered by ingredients, and being back to the one small 'fridge, no freezer to speak of. But, I'll do my best to come up with tasty ideas.
I did see something really different, for anyone who likes sweet, flavored popcorn, though not glazed. The person took hot popcorn...it has to be hot for the powder to stick, I gather...and added a couple of teaspoons of pre-sweetened lemonade drink mix. You can use other types and flavors.
Somehow I can see that being a hit at a 10 year old's sleepover, or maybe a pool party. I would never have thought of it, though.
I also saw a use for old (not too old.) coffee. When cooking bbq'd chicken, whether on the grill, or in the oven, they cut their bottled bbq sauce, which they felt was too thick, and too sweet, with some coffee. Then, they basted with it now and then. They said that the coffee gave some nice, non-sweet, base notes.
How was your food week?
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