Foodie Friday: My Last Meal

My kitchen is boxed up. It’ll be takeout for a bit. I’m a little worried about that electric stove in the new home. And will it be able to handle my Le Creuset pots?

I did manage to squeeze one last meal out of whatever we had in the fridge.

the onions were exceptionally strong
need to finish up the alcohol as well. I do love a vermouth as an apertivo
I added the onions, spinach and orzo to the pot
complete with vegetable broth, fat back, lemon grass and anything else lying around
sauted salmon filets with garlic and shallots
my last meal is served
I also baked tea biscuits, chocolate chips and mini marshmallow in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 for a decadent smores dip

Foodie Friday: The Jungle and Thali

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Tonight, since I’m not cooking, since the house is up for sale, since I had to be out of the house from 4-5, since it had to be kept clean – livable, but not lived-in and since it is Friday: I took my son to see the Jungle Book after school. I’m just glad I didn’t see it in 3D. There was a moment that my son laughed where I shrieked and jumped two feet out of my seat. There were other such moments where I found myself gripping the arm of my seat. When Shere Kahn had the wolf pups in one very menacing scene I was about to get up and walk out. Seriously, it was a good movie but I think it traumatized me. Its a very different mood from the original 1967 animated version – even if it did have the ‘Bear Necessities’ song.

After the movie, we met up with my husband and went to Nepal House a restaurant I’ve been meaning to try. They had Thali! This is one of my favorites. I haven’t had it since we left New Jersey six years ago. It’s a kind of Indian Tapas. I had the goat curry and it came with rice, dal (lentils), saag (spinach), potatoes. My husband ordered the mixed grill which came with rice and pakora. Everything was so good – the kind of food that slides down your palate blossoming with spices and flavor. This is a treat because most food in this city is just ok.

image source Harshmander Rastogi via Wiki Commons