Friday, May 11, 2012

Not gone, just quiet

It has been a MONTH since my last post. Whoops! Sorry. April & early May completely got away from me. Yes, that's my excuse.

Okay... I'll add to that working at the local yarn shop on the weekends, working from home a bit each day, for the same (and starting several/finishing a few knitting projects as a result of temptation presented by this position); resuming swim lessons x 3; continuing violin; school projects, birthdays and a husband traveling. Oh my!

We've been busy.

That's not to say I haven't been cooking, though...

Like, I finally made paneer!

Sooo easy -- I can't believe I put it off for so long.
Using a mixture of a WHOLE bunch of kale and spinach for the palak part...

The resulting palak paneer, served over rice, was really wonderful. I used this 101 cookbooks' recipe as a guide, then followed her advice to make a quesadilla out of the leftovers -- with a fried egg underneath the tortilla:

The kids thought it was weird, but they ate it. And, yes, that's too much cheese.

I thought it was great!
Anyway, we've cooked some other stuff, too. There are posts drafted for Citrus & Herb Yogurt Cake (which may just morph into a Mojito Cake one of these days - watch out!) and Swiss Chard & Sausage Breakfast Casserole, among others.

Tonight = Apple & Arugula Tarts, which will be much easier than they sound. Enter store-bought pie crusts.

But, you know, when a change in the daily routine comes along -- Not only have I started working just a bit, but Josh changed jobs, too (did I mention that?) -- it helps me to circle the wagons. Focus inward on the essentials. And, love this blog though I do, it is not that. 

However, if you'd click those tacky ads a bit more often...

OH, and donuts:

Bittersweet Chocolate-Chunk Donuts, to be exact.

Totally over the top.

I baked some, I fried some. I even considered chocolate biscuits. All in all, we liked the baked ones better, but the recipe needs some work before posting.

Stay tuned!

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