Thursday, July 16, 2009
But now on to my continuing cooking endeavour. On Saturday I made Taco Casserole. As you can see on the photo, it was a hot mess. But it tasted good.
On Sunday, what was supposed to be Caribbean Soy and Rice Bake became Caribbean Garbanzo and Rice Bake because my husband couldn't find frozen edamame at the grocery store. But it turned out even better than what it could have been with soy (I am not a soy fan). Yum!
Monday was Polenta with Garden Vegetables day. Good stuff!
On Wednesday, I made Southwest Cheese Bread. Not bad.
And that concludes the past few days of my cooking and eating. I've noticed that we spend a lot less money on food by cooking our dinners. I will definitely continue this trend.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I would like to summarize some of it for you, but I wouldn't do it justice. But the setting is WWII siege of Leningrad and the two main characters are a young looter and a Red Army deserter who are spared from execution and sent out on a quest to find a dozen eggs for the colonel's daughter's wedding cake. The book, as most critics would like to point out, a blend of comedy and tragedy. This is confirmed by my best friend who told me she interchangeably laughed and cried throughout the entire book. I would agree. The ending is relatively satisfying.
It's the book selection for our "Balkan Femmes" book club that I started with my sisters and my best friend. Can't wait for us to discuss.