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Announcement: Sunday, November 17, 2018: Dinner No. 121: Chicken Tikka Masala, Raita, Spicy Vegetables and Naan
Nov 25th, 2018 by Katekoster

Tonight we decided to try something different.  We like Indian food but not if it’s super spicy so we decided to make Indian food our way…slightly milder.  However,  we added extra heat to the veggies for mom and dad.  We made Chicken Tikka Masala with rice, raita, spicy vegetables and naan.

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The first step was to chop the chicken and marinade it in a yogurt marinade for at least an hour. The marinade was simple: plain yogurt,  chopped ginger, lemon juice, cumin and salt and pepper.

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After we mixed the chicken and marinade together, we put it in the fridge and rinsed the rice.  We always rince our rice 6 times (till rinse water is clear) and let it sit in water for at least 30 minutes.  It makes it fluffier.

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Once the chicken was ready, we sauteed it about 5 minutes each side, and then removed it from the pan.  Then we made the sauce which consisted of:  tomato sauce, chopped garlic, cumin and paprika. Finally, we added the chicken back in and let simmer for 15 minutes.

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Meanwhile, we went to work on the spicy vegetables and the raita.  For the vegetables we had red onions, green beans and cauliflowers, which we tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper.  For our parents’ half, however,  we added the cayenne pepper that we didn’t add to the marinade (hahaha).  For the other half of the veggies: just the olive oil, salt and pepper.  For our raita, we combine plain yogurt, chopped cucumbers, chopped tomatoes, finely chopped red onions, cumin. and salt and pepper. We like having something to cool off any spiciness, and mom and dad really needed it with their vegetables.  We didn’t make the naan: we just bought it and reheated it for about 2 minutes in the oven.

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Everything was delicious, and it just shows that the best way to eat what you want to eat is to MAKE IT YOURSELF!

 

 

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018: Dinner No. 120: Sirloin Steak and Yorkshire Pudding
Nov 12th, 2018 by Katekoster

Tonight I wanted to eat roast beef and yorkshire pudding but I knew I didn’t have enough time to make a whole roast beef.  Instead I bought sirloin steak (which cooks much quicker) and made yorkshire pudding on the side.  I also made a big salad for mom and dad (using every veggie in the fridge!). Yorkshire pudding is just so delicious! It’s like a giant pancake (or giant popover).  We always make it for Christmas dinner but it’s so good, I decided we needed to make it more often.

 

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Yorkshire Pudding

The ingredients are really simple: eggs, milk, flour and salt.  You whisk those together until smooth and then cook in a hot oven in a preheated bowl in which you have melted butter (or if you are making roast beef, you put in some of the drippings from the roasting pan).  It puffs up incredibly (you have to eat it right away after its finished cooking.)

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Salad

For the salad, I combined spinach, arugula, shredded broccoli, tomatoes, avocado and goat cheese.  I also roasted some veggies as a side.

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Steak

Cooking steak is pretty straightforward. Slat and pepper both sides, get the pan hot (grill pan preferable) and cook away!

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