They Can’t All Be Winners…Posted: October 12, 2006
Just a quick post about this week’s dinners…
1. Beef and Vegetable Potpie from the October 2006 issue of Cooking Light
The reviews of this recipe indicated that the potpie turned out bland. I tried to fix this by seasoning the ground sirloin with pepper and garlic powder beforehand. Unfortunately, it didn’t help. There is really nothing special about this dish, and we wouldn’t make it again. Also, while the Pillsbury breadstick dough crust was easy, it tasted odd to us. We didn’t think it went well with the filling and we ended up not eating the crust at all. The next time we make a potpie, we might have to try making the crust from scratch!
2. Chicken a la Veracruzana from Rick Bayless’ book Mexican Everyday.
I picked up this cookbook on a recent trip to Borders. I wasn’t intentionally looking for a Mexican cookbook, but I was drawn to the clear explanations and photos of ingredients commonly used in Mexican cooking. It looked like a good book for a novice. The Chicken a la Veracruzana is essentially a stew of chicken thighs, potatoes, diced tomatoes, picked jalapenos, manzanilla olives, and various spices cooked in a slow cooker. It was quite easy and turned out very well. We liked it over rice. Finally, we have our first successful slow cooker dish!!!
Amazingly, I finished my Clapotis last week! (Can you imagine that I have actual knitting content for this knitting blog???) I just need to weave in the ends and take photos this weekend. I’m also working on a scarf for my sister, which has been great mindless knitting. Exactly what I need.
Have a great weekend!