Inspector Gadget was out of town last week for work, so I had grand ideas of cooking things I love but he merely tolerates. There was salmon, sun-dried tomato risotto, spinach salad, and a peanut butter sandwich on the dinner menu. One afternoon, I threw some turkey legs into the crockpot. There's white wine, onion, carrot, and celery propping those legs up and I sprinkled the legs with seasoned salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and anything else I could find in the spice cabinet.
Four or five delicious-smelling hours later, I had two very tender and flavorful turkey legs. The juices and veggies made a flavorful pan sauce. I strained out the solids and let the sauce cook on high while I did the final preparations. The turkey fell off the bone after resting a bit. Bones was my new best friend.
I served the turkey with baked sweet potato, French lentils, and sauteed beet greens. It was the first time I've ever had beet greens. I bought the beets because the greens were so pretty. I almost put them in a vase. Now I need to roast the beets. I've never had roasted beets either. I really need to get out more.
I welcomed Inspector Gadget home with deviled eggs. And bleu cheese burgers. Still feeling cocky, I used sliced olives as a garnish. Olives are only tolerated atop deviled eggs.
It was a busy week and weekend, but I did manage to sew four more Scrappy Trip blocks. Today I'm going to tackle this messy studio. I'm in an organization/throw out mood. Ha! I wonder how long that will last? Happy Monday.