Food, glorious, food! These are some of the food we’ve been cooking. Thanks for giving us this chance.
First – chicken with cashew nuts and chillies and egg fried rice. Prepared all ingredients. I was responsible for the fried rice and Him Indoors for the chicken. In a pan, I started with a tin of sweet corn and peppers and added 2 eggs with salt and pepper. Slowly, I added the cooked rice we had last night. For the Singaporean chicken, as Him Indoors calls his recipe, he started by frying some cashew nuts, prepared chillies and spring onions and put them aside. He then fried some chicken breast, added some chillies and soy sauce and put the rest of the ingredients together. We had chilled white wine with them.
Second – chilli con carne and rice. We had some Bolognese sauce left from the spaghetti we had the other day, so waste not, what not, chilli con carne! Anyway, heated the Bolognese sauce and added a tin of kidney beans and white beans. We cooked some rice to go with it and had some grapes for dessert. Delicious!
Last, but not the least – dolmades, my first time to cook and my own version. Ingredients included vine leaves from our garden, minced pork, pine nuts, onions, mints, thyme, dill and other herbs from the garden, salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon, rice. I washed the vine leaves, blanched them in boiling water and drained them in a colander. Soaked the rice in hot water and drained it. Chopped onions and the herbs. Mixed all ingredients in a bowl with my hands. Wrapped them with the leaves loosely and arranged them in a pan with a plate put on top of them so they won’t be undone. Covered with water and lemon juice. Boiled them for 30 to 45 minutes. Best serve hot. Not bad for my first try!