Tuesday, January 10, 2012

here are some pictures...let me know if you want the recipes

so six of the eight kids were home for the new year (plus a very special friend of one of theirs). and we had a time of it in spite of the absence of two.
we decided to divvy up meal responsibilities for the week so you can only imagine the variety of meals with enjoyed with resident vegan, comfort, maldovian, southern and international cooks in the house. (here's a hint: our frig is still bursting with the remains!)
so allow me share with you a few sporadic snapshots...

browned chicken for chicken & dumplings

sauteing the "aromatics" 

marina's cupcakes
jem piping on the citrus buttercream frosting

frying the "placinta cu cartofi",  a delicious romanian dish
filled with feta, dill and mashed potatoes

beginnings of the salad

at table for our romanian feast
on sunday, jaclin made pork and tempeh carnitas, a spicy green salsa and citrusy slaw....YUM

(dishes not pictured here: borscht, doughnuts, biscuits and gravy, chicken and dumplings completed (but you've already seen those here), homemade tortillas and bread).

i've got the recipes for most of these so let me know if you want one posted.

happy new year!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

now we're cooking

30 toes plus an extra 10 arrive tomorrow from chicago and there will be some cooking to be had seeing as they are all oh so happy in the kitchen. they're staying for a week, so we're splitting up meal duties. i will be creating some repeats (kiddo-requested) and then the chicagoans will be cooking two other nights. promise to take lots of pictures and document the recipes...their food is amazing! here's a couple of meals they prepared for us when we visited them in the windy city:

brunch at jaclin's place

Jem made bagels

until next week,