I realize my last post may have mislead you: I ate that food, but did not cook it.
However, I have two secrets:
- I'm lazy,
- I dream of coming home and find everything ready for the next day.
Since I can't afford my very own butler, I have to cheat: I prepare most of my food during the weekend, so that I can crab a ready dish from the fridge whenever I need one. Sure, I could buy ready food, but I don't like that. I prefer to buy my raw food and prepare my meal myself.
My trip of last weekend, and the last posts by Nikkipolani have been a great inspiration for this weekend.
Here is a potimarron. With curry, cucurma, sultanas, cashew, shallots, wheat-floor, and Philadelphia.
The recipe comes from a book by Clea, dedicated to potimarron. A must-have in my opinion.
I used the rest of Philadelphia instead, and some honey. Although I've a sweet tooth, I often find that there is too much sugar. So I used only a small amount of honey.
I like cooking in one shot. I'm less likely to forget the vegetables in the fridge, minimize the washing up and optimize the oven heating. The drawback is the wonderful smells that invade the house. Difficult not to overeat on Sundays :-). Quite often, I finish cooking just in time to watch a TV show dedicated to French food. It lasts about 20 minutes, the man takes us to restaurants, big ones or tiny ones, throughout France. And he speaks so well of food that you can actually smell it! I'm talking foie gras, bread, cheese, wine, barbecues, etc... He makes me even more starving!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Take care!