So the first part of this week was fairly planned out. And by fairly planned out I mean that I knew what I wanted to make happen for Sunday and Thursday. Then I ended up gathering for dinner with a darling friend on Tuesday evening at her place and Marcus headed out-of-town on Wednesday afternoon for an impromptu business trip SO.
There was eating and it was good.
Miscellaneous – Simple Corn-Tomato-Basil Salad from Dinner: A Love Story
This was originally going to be a part of dinner on Sunday night, but then I decided that I wanted to eat corn on the cob and make this a part of this week’s lunches.
Just like last time, we used mint instead of basil because I had purchased a bunch of mint for a recipe we were going to make later in the week.
You Guys. This chicken rub? Phenomenal. I only made a 1/4 batch (the full batch is for 2 whole chickens) because I wanted to give it a test run before we really committed to pre-mixing anything. What I can say moving forward is that this rub will be a staple in our home much in the same way that marinating chicken in yogurt works miracles.
Related and unrelated: We still have two bags of chicken thighs hanging out in the freezer. The stash has been endless, really.
We haven’t made these potatoes in a while, but they really are the easiest and most delicious preparation. I had forgotten to include any herbs in the initial blending of the mustard/garlic/olive oil so I just tossed some dried tarragon in at the end and it really was just So Wonderful.
Tuesday – Garden Pie
Eli and I have had dinner on the calendar for the last month and this week I brought dinner down to her.
Garden Pie is actually a stalwart of Lindsey’s family’s table and she was so kind to share the recipe with me. Essentially it is a veggie laden quiche-style arrangement and it us just so wonderful. I think what really sets it apart is the fact that the crust is a pressed crust made from crushed stuffing mix. Doesn’t that just sound revolutionary?
Thursday – Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
That mint we were meant to cook with “later in the week?” Did not happen. Such is the way of life.
Since I decided making the original recipe I had planned for this Thursday was too much of a hassle for one person, this was a fairly good back-up plan since I didn’t get to enjoy them last time.
Once again, I didn’t have carrots and I didn’t have bean sprouts and I didn’t have bibb lettuce. But I did have a romaine heart. So I would just pull a leaf off of my romaine heart and make what would be more likely considered a lettuce taco than a lettuce wrap. I can split the difference and live with that.