Saturday, April 19, 2014

Minor Adjustments

Sorry for the hiatus but there was not much to inspire. I need to get back in the saddle though, so here we are again.

This week:

Monday: Easter leftovers (ham, chicken for the boys, carrot mousse, mac and cheese).

Tuesday: Tacos

Wednesday: Spaghetti

Thursday: Something from the freezer.

Friday: I know the boys will want to go back out for pizza now that we can have pepperoni on Fridays again.

So, my kids had "India Day" at school, and I plated about 250 samosa/chicken tikka masala samples for the first and second graders to try. It was fascinating--some kids loved it, lots of kids found it too spicy, and of course my Mr. Picky generously shared with his friends. After all the plating, there was a ton of tikka masala sauce left over, so I brought it home and made plain chicken breasts and rice, which the kids had, and then my husband and I had tikka masala sauce on ours. Delish. I also tried again to make raita. I used this recipe and this one. I added salt and a little garlic (probably not the right thing, I think maybe something else would have been better) and I grated some Persian cukes from Trader Joe's. I used the fat-free yogurt I usually use for the yogurt marinade, and then added a soup spoon of sour cream. That was good. It wasn't amazing, I am still in search of that, but it did the trick.

Hoping you are having an inspirational spring!

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