Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dinner...

Sweet Sammy was in from Gainesville (where he no longer is a student BECAUSE HE GRADUATED HOORAY HOORAY!!) and I was inspired to make dinner every night.
Somehow we got to talking about dumplings...Mmm. Fried dumplings. A friend of his had spent time in China and introduced Sam to these treats (although he DID eat them, quite likely, when he was tiny...).

So I remembered making them after Bryn was inspired (to ask for them) because of a Throwdown by Bobby Flay. We had another big old batch, plus leftovers, all for the cost of one pound of chicken breast (which I ground myself, btw, with the KitchenAid attachement...)..I forgot to take photos (I know, hard to believe), so here's a photo from that first post, in case you are not clicking through.


Other good stuff this week? Pacos Tacos. Umm. Twice. What can I say? GREAT food, although I have to stop drinking the margaritas bec. they seem expensive, and I am perfecting my margarita skills...

And I have to brag on Bryn's kitchen skills. After a two-hour bike ride, followed by a 30 minute run (tri training--that's a brick...because your feet feel like bricks, because you feel like you hit a brick wall? Not sure, but all of the above), I came home to Bryn in the kitchen. She had shopped herself, and she came home with all the fixings to make a fabulous stuffed French toast--without a recipe. That's my girl!!

I also made Dorie's Vietnamese Soup again. Awesome. Beside tasting so great, that dish goes together in fewer than 10 minutes, no joke...Here's a photo (and the post on that one, too)....

 This week? LOTS of recipe development for a client. Stay tuned! But for now? For now, I'm taking a Sunday nap.

What's for dinner at your house tonight??

2 comments:

yummychunklet said...

Congrats on the graduation!

Anjuli said...

oh my- my tummy hurts- I just came from a BIG lunch and reading about all this food is making my tummy hurt- wishing I could sample each one but knowing I'm too full :)...I love Jiaozi (gyoza...momo...pot stickers...dumplings...) depending what country you are getting your recipe from...my mom, who was born and raised in Beijing- loves this dish and when her brother was alive- they would make it together anytime they were reunited. We all enjoyed sampling what they made :)