I’m participating in the GNOWFGLINS Tuesday Twister blog carnival again this week.
It has been another busy kitchen week! I needed to make some frozen meals for our church fair, as well as meals for two friends who just had babies, so I decided to make Spiced & Fragrant Chicken, which was a hit in my house when I made it before. Chicken legs were on sale for 49 cents/pound, so I made enough for 4 people for around $12! I made a huge pot, and it’s now in my freezer, ready for delivery. Making this also made me think that I really want to try doing a OAMC project one of these weeks; I just have to come up with a good assortment of recipes to make together. Since we have special dietary needs, the meal plans at Once a Month Mom don’t quite work, but something like that would be great.
I tried making mayonnaise for the first time! I keep meaning to try it but being afraid to. I had some egg yolks left over from making gluten-free sourdough hamburger buns, so I decided to try the recipe at Cooking For Engineers. I love that site, maybe it’s the engineer in me. 😉 He has you whisk together the ingredients. I have always loved doing things by hand anyway, and I feel like you have a lot more control over the speed at which you add the olive oil this way. It came out perfectly, now I won’t be intimidated about making it again. It was such a fun experience; it’s almost like magic how it emulsifies.
Maybe this week should be “what is growing in your kitchen.” I have buckwheat sprouting on the counter, to use in either sprouted buckwheat granola or buckwheat porridge. I also finally got around to starting a sourdough starter again. I am not sure if it would be ready for Thanksgiving, but at least I will have it soon. I really miss my sourdough; I should have frozen my starter when my nine month old was born but I didn’t get around to it.
The kefir is still going strong. I’ve been using it to make smoothies.
And that’s not all. I made lacto-fermented sauerkraut and cortido. I really feel a sense of accomplishment!
Go to Wardeh’s site to see what’s twisting in everyone else’s kitchen!