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Good food returns May 20, 2007

Posted by merp in Drink, Food.

Yes, we still moving in. The work never seems to end, and yet there are still boxes all over the house. But at the end of the day, you have to eat. In our beautiful new kitchen, with our ugly yet highly servicable $20 patio furniture of craigslist, and after a semester of depressingly simple and hasty meals, we are inspired to cook good food again.

Just a couple days after we moved in, with no forethought whatsoever, I made a potpie (dinner was very late):


The recipe was from the Moosewood New Classics, but using whatever vegetables we happened to have (white potatoes instead of sweet potatoes, chard, etc.). And I added a healthy slosh of Aaron’s latest beer, a hoppy pale ale. Oh yeah – and just a little bit of Stan’s bacon – now sold at the coop! – for more flavor.



And then Aaron slow-cooked some barbecue sauce from scratch, using the hard cider he brewed in December/January (local cider fermented with oak chips) which turned out to be just not that tasty for drinking, then slow-cooked a whole chicken (again, Stan’s) in said BBQ sauce till it fell off the bone. (Craigslist also supplied us with a $5 crockpot). That was for a potluck, and that was very good stuff.

What to do with the remaining chicken carcass but make chicken pho! Aaron made this, of course, from The Little Saigon Cookbook, a Hannukah present from me.


More recently, I made a bunch of Thai dishes from our trusty Thai cookbook, Thai Home Cooking, and Aaron grilled some eggplant and zucchini, but we didn’t take pictures. My next post should be about gardening, hints at the good food to come.


1. david - May 27, 2007

O yes, llving at the new homestead sounds very good. The pho looks wonderful, and the pie scrumptious!

2. Stuff What Grows « merp - May 27, 2007

[…] Thai, sweet, and spicy globe basil from the C-U Herb Society sale. (Some of this already went into aforementioned pho.) […]

3. Vanessa - June 4, 2007

I’m so jealous! We had Arby’s last night.

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