Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Good Food Day

When you walk into my grocery store you practically run into a six foot tall case of doughnuts. I think this is cruel and I have only given in and gotten one once. Monday night while doing my grocery shopping I managed to resist the pastries only to immediately succumb to purchasing an angel food cake. I don't know what came over me, I haven't had one in years and they were my favorite as a kid and I just decided I needed one.
Anyway, yesterday I began my day by making french toast (one of my favorite breakfasts). Jonah had his plain with sliced strawberries on the side and I had mine topped with fresh strawberries and blackberry syrup. Brandon doesn't do breakfast but instead settled for his usual glass of Carnation Instant Breakfast.
Lunch was leftovers; pizza, macaroni, squash, whatever.
Dinner was quite a treat. I decided to try a simmer sauce I found in the International Food Isle. It was Chicken Tikka Masala, which I've tried mediocre premades before and have even had bad luck with at good Indian restaurants but I'm persistent and this time it paid off. The brand is Tiger Tiger and if you see it, snatch it up! I tore up half of a rotisserie chicken and simmered it in with the whole jar of sauce and enjoyed the best Chicken Masala I've had in months! I even got brave an invented a rice dish to go with it instead of just the usual tasty white basmati rice.

Emily's Indian Rice Dish

1 cup basmati rice
1 1/2 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. water
a couple dashes of termeric
3 whole cloves
1 T. butter
a bit of salt

Boil for one minute, simmer covered for 14 minutes. In the last 4 minutes of cooking add one cup of frozen peas. Delish!

And for dessert: angel food cake topped with sweetened strawberries and whipped cream. A day of culinary satisfaction.


Kami said...

Thanks for the recipie just what I needed to get my taste buds going in planning tomorrows dinner. That was garlic cloves right? No need to mince them?

Gunnisac Sandersons said...

It's fun to see you here too. I love the name Jonah! Fun to read about your family!

Helene said...

Yum! Now I'm hungry. =]