I may have had this before at a Chinese buffet or something but I know that I had never had it homemade. Although I’m not a big fan of eggs, I didn’t think that it tasted very “eggy”, and I liked it. It was a nice light meal for hot weather or when you’re not starving.
Thanks to Tiger for making the great dinner!
I got this at Olive Garden. It was actually better than I expected- I’m not a big soup fan, but this was nice and thick like I prefer. Kale, italian sausage, potatoes, onions, bacon, garlic, chicken broth, and cream seem to be the main ingredients, and I like all but the onions (if I ever make it for myself I’ll cut back on those). Definitely worth trying! :)
And thanks to Tiger for taking the pic- I didn’t have my camera with me.
I’ve had Jambalaya before, but only a boxed mix. It’s not something I’d usually order because it’s normally got a bunch of things I don’t like in it (like bell peppers, tomatoes, & onions). Tiger made up a version without the nasty veggie chunks and with lots of chicken breast, shrimp, & andouille sausage.
A few years before I had tried a pumpkin soup when I was in Switzerland and it was delicious, so when I saw butternut squash on sale I picked one up & decided to try something similar. I found a recipe online & Tiger made some great parmesan chicken to go along with it. I made it a bit too thick (the consistancy was kinda like baby food!) but the flavor was very good. I’d eat it again :)
Geeze, I sure got a bit behind with posting on this goal!
Somewhere I have a list of what all of these cookies are called, but of course right now I don’t know where it is. I guess that it doesn’t really matter anyway, because I don’t know which name went with which type of cookie.
Anyway, these were very good. Lots of honey and pistachios in them, both of which I like.
Another Italian dish that I’d never even heard of that Tiger made for dinner (see this for the correct pronunciation). Basically, it’s seasoned flank steak rolled around hard-boiled eggs and cooked in the crock pot in tomato sauce (or gravy, as she insists ;) ). She served it with pasta and fresh steamed asparagus. I passed on the egg (eggs are one of the many things I don’t like, for the most part) but the rest of it was delicious!
“Melanzanas” are eggplants in Italian. This is a delicacy that Tiger made that’s an old family recipe. It’s basically pickled eggplant with some other vegetables and spices added. The only eggplant I’ve ever had before was Eggplant Parmesan. That wasn’t my favorite, but I thought that I’d at least try this.
It appears that eggplant is unlikely to ever show up on my “favorite foods” list ;)
Last Sunday Tiger made a favorite of hers that her grandma used to make, the recipe is here.
I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant- I’m not very fond of eggs. But this was very good :) We had it without any meat and I thought that it needed some salt. Adding some bacon, breakfast sausage, or ham would probably do the trick.
I won’t say who claims that I’m a picky eater.
OK, here goes…