Monday, August 02, 2004 AD Food One thing I didn't know about Rick -- he's a very finicky eater. We weren't sure he was going to make it through his first crab (crabs have some pretty gross stuff inside that you've got to fish through to get to the meat), but with a bit of coaxing he pressed on and got the hang of things. Besides, who wouldn't love food that you get to whack at with a hammer?
Later Saturday evening I offered some of my coconut curry bread, and Rick kind of wrinkled his nose. (He also said, "Coconut curry bread? Yeah...you'll fit in at St. Peter.") I insisted he'd love it, and he was brave enough to take a nibble off a corner. A few minutes later he was asking for a second slice. Another convert! Have yet to meet the person who can't be convinced to love that stuff.
For breakfast I tried (again) to emulate Denise Sproul's baked French toast. I failed (again), but came a little closer than my earlier attempt a couple months ago. I think the recipe I found online was good, but it was probably intended to be made with store-bought bread. Since I was using home-made, which is much heavier, I think I needed to increase the other ingredients quite a bit. It was tasty, but too dry.
There was no pickiness whatsoever about our Sunday dinner. I thought company was a pretty good excuse to make lamb again. Another thing I didn't know was that Rick's favorite vegetable is green beans, so those were a hit, as were the potatoes. The poor kids are evidently subject to some pretty bad cooking at the camp where they're working this summer, so I could not have asked for a more appreciative audience for my culinary endeavors!
A batch of chocolate chocolate chip cookies (made from a cake mix) and a bag of pistachios filled in between meals.
At 5:30 yesterday evening I sent R&R on their way with a bag of goodies (and two boxes of books -- sorry, Rachel!) for the road, and by 6:00 I was feeling a bit lonely. It was food for my soul to have other people in the house, if only for a couple days. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 8/02/2004 11:35:00 AM
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