July 28th, 2006

Mama Deb

Why was there meat?

We went toAbigael's last night, anticipating a Nine Day's menu. There wasn't, precisely. There was the regular steak menu, the regular pan-Asian menu (can I tell you I love that? It recognizes Asia has lots of cooking styles) and a recital of fish/pareve specials. Fortunately, there was plenty of choice.

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Medical stuff

Fasting

Oh, and because I didn't ask yesterday and Jonathan went in today, he asked the doctor for me.

I can fast. I just need to keep an eye on my bg and if it goes below 70, I should eat.

I was kinda hoping, but...ah, well.
foodporn

Dinner prep

We can't eat meat during the Nine Days, except that there is no mourning on Shabbat. So there is meat on Shabbat - but meat without leftovers because once it's Saturday night, we're back to fish.

So. Dinner tonight:
Poached Salmon over tomato salad
Lemon/parsley chicken
Salt and pepper kugel
marinated broccoli

Lunch tomorrow:
Steak salad

(challah rolls/wine)

The salmon is leftovers from last night. The salad is store bought (tomatoes, onions, cilantro in a vinaigrette. Delicious.)

I used a hand blender to combine fresh flat leaf parsley with lemon juice and rind and oil. I put this under the skin of two chicken legs, and also in and around them in the pan. They're currently in a 450 oven.

I microwaved the broccoli and tossed it with balsamic vinegar, light olive oil, garlic and pepper. It's in the fridge. I'll just put the kugel in the oven.
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Steak salad is sliced steak, hearty greens, onion, red pepper and tomatoes tossed in a mustard vinaigrette, with croutons. I sliced shoulder steak into strips and marinated it briefly in vinegar, oil and black pepper. It's cooking in a frying pan now. When it's fully cooked, it goes in the fridge. Meanwhile, my house smells of food I feel guilty tasting (although it is a mitzvah to taste the food, to make sure it's fit for Shabbat.)