Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Nice Distraction

My mom and her husband came today to take me to lunch. Le Coq a Vin is an Orlando institution and is always a hit! I had Grouper Hester, which is sauteed with capers, tomatoes, cheese, and buerre blanc sauce. Guess I'll start that diet tomorrow! I've been reading Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and would love to be able to make the French dishes my grandmother made. She came from a long line of talented French cooks, but the only cookbook I have of hers is Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook. I love her beautifully handwritten notes in this classic American cookbook. I would love to have more of my family's French recipes, but not many were written down.

For Yumi: I tried the Japanese curry last night with some leftover roast beef. I bought the medium-hot version, but it wasn't very hot. We added more chili sauce. It was pretty good, but I think I like making the sauce from scratch better. This boxed version had TONS of sodium. It easy to make though. I just added carrot, celery, onion, green beans, tomatoes, red and yellow bell pepper, scallions and fresh parsley. I served it over Jasmine rice with a sweet and sour cucumber salad on the side. Okay really, the diet starts tomorrow!

This doll quilt needs to be quilted soon. It's hogging valuable table space! Tomorrow is giveaway day!


  1. Hi! Just a thought re French recipes... have you ever heard of Clothilde's Edible Adventures in Paris? She has a lovely blog site and puts up lots of recipes. They may not be your traditional French recipes, but they are yummy.


  2. Love that restaurant. Was probably the first nice restaurant my husband took me to when we moved here. Haven't been in years though. Love the doll quilt too.


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