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.

3 comments:

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...