Tried & True
I arrived home from Los Angeles Friday evening and did not leave
the house until this afternoon. I took a much-needed break from blogging and much of the time was spent in air conditioned
comfort. A heat-wave came over most of Oregon this Independence Day weekend.
Heat like we do not usually see until August. We have air conditioning, but
rarely (and I mean two or three days per year) do we fire-up the unit... mostly
to make-sure it still operates. We have to keep checking because once (years
ago) a mouse made a nest in the outdoor air conditioning unit and the nest
caught fire when we flipped the switch. That was not fun.
Especially for the mouse.
Anyway, while still in Los Angeles last week, I emailed a grocery list to My
Driver and he filled it with adept skill. He often accompanies me to
New Seasons Market,
so knows what I like and knows where to locate most items. Though DT did such a
fine job, I will never give-up this duty. I just love going to New Seasons
Market and never think of choosing the food we will consume for the week a
chore. I only wish everyone had abundant fresh local organic produce minutes
from their home! Oregon is an amazing place to cook!
Our 4th of July was probably much like yours - potato salad, corn on the cob and
burgers. No fireworks though. Because of the weather, most fireworks were
banned. (Sad face.) We watched the
Fourth on PBS.
The food parade continued throughout the weekend. I have been
working on a Sesame-Ginger sauce recipe. I have tried it on tofu, chicken and
finally (Friday) cod.
I think the cod wins because it just takes a few minutes to cook and is
super RV-friendly (how much do I love the individually-packaged wild-caught
Alaskan cod from Costco?). I will share this recipe soon.
The rest of the weekend we dined on recipes I have prepared over and over
Sunday we had Pizza Margherita. Due to the heat, Dave grilled
the pizza in the gas grill.
I also blame/thank the heat for the gianormous bubbles in the pizza
dough. Thank you.
Monday was more meatless fare -
Bisi - risotto with peas.
My Driver just adores risotto. Any kind. Any flavor. Any
While out today (I finished Leo's lion needlepoint canvas and
took it to be made into a pillow), I stopped in to our local Asian grocer,
for ingredients for
Ji (Three Cup Chicken).
Dave has enjoyed some of his favorites this week... so y'all
know I will be making tacos soon!
Until my next update, I remain, your well-fed correspondent.
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