This is my attempt to make a somewhat fancy-looking dish (at least fancier than my dishes usually look!).
CrockPot Indian Butter Chicken
One of my all-time favorite CrockPot meals. Check it out. Make it.
I messed this one up. I didn’t know I was supposed to discard the marinade (with all the cooking I’ve done, I’ve never marinated anything before!). So the raw chicken took about 20 minutes to cook (while it simmered in the yogurt) and the result was a sticky sauce. Paul and I both ate a serving anyway, but I ate mine halfheartedly and I could tell he did, too. I threw the rest of the leftovers away.
Went out to eat
This is the third time I’ve made this soup and it always turns out well. No need for me to post an adapted version as I pretty much follow the original recipe to the letter. (Sometimes I will substitute 1 tsp ground ginger if I don’t feel like bothering with grating ginger root, but that’s the only change I made.) I serve this with brown rice and Greek yogurt.
Went out to eat
Steak with Syrian Spinach and Lentils
I found this recipe a few weeks ago after the author “liked” one of my posts — I visited her blog and this was one of her recent entries. It looked intriguing, but to be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how it would turn out. Thankfully, I was very pleasantly surprised. The flavor is different from what I was expecting (likely due to using coconut oil), but it was really, really good. I will definitely make this again.
Changes: 1) I used 20 oz frozen spinach instead of 16 oz; 2) Added only 2 tbsp coconut oil instead of the 5 tbsp vegetable oil that the original recipe called for.
This dinner was a joint effort — I made the spinach/lentils and Paul grilled the meat. (Thanks, sweetie!)