Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My domestic side

I spent most of yesterday cleaning house and doing laundry.
It was planned.
But I also wanted to make sure to reserve enough time and energy to make a real dinner.

I felt very domestic and peaceful in my house yesterday.
I felt like I needed to cook. I was craving my kitchen.

Even though it was hot here I wanted a certain kind of dinner.
I mean, I love to grill. But I just wanted something different. Something I really had to cook.
I wanted something that required a little more skill than throwing something on the barbecue.
So I made a real dinner.

I experimented with a veggie dish. It was good. But I think this dinner would be better with a simple veggie on the side. I would suggest steamed asparagus or broccoli. Something green and fresh.

If I make the veggie dish again and have success and a better pairing for it, I will post that.
Basically it was carrots and zucchini in a light tarragon cream sauce.
Like I said, it was good. But the chicken is quite rich. A simpler veggie would be a better complement.
All in all, a good day. I even got the kitchen back in order after all that cooking.


Psycho Solo Diver said...

Wow! The last time my wife tried to make toast, she almost burned the condo down.

Any lobster recipes?

Jill said...

I never got the whole deal of people not being able to cook.
Just follow the recipe and it's easy, right?
Of course, I know some people are just not inclined to it. Like I am just not inclined to do math.

As for the lobster... I had a great lobster dish while I was on vacation.
Lobster in a coconut curry sauce with onion, mushrooms and tomato.
I want to work on that sauce then try it with shrimp before I make it with lobster.

But it was really tasty. The coconut was subtle.

ReesePie said...

I DO so love it when you talk food. We are destined to meet someday...