This has been an interesting experience. I have learned several things;
- I cannot rely on just my memory for things like past menus
- Typing recipes is not my thing
- I need to plan our meals in advance and not wait until I am ravished by hunger to cook
On my last report I ended with Wednesday.
Thursday,we ate out, we ran around doing errands of some sort and by 1:30 I was hungry. Since I realized this while we were passing Platos Rotos new sign that said Comida Chilango, we ate there. In case you don’t know, Yucatecos call people from Mexico City, chilangos. The old sign used to say comida Mexicana, which I understood to mean food from Mexico not Yucatan, but maybe this new one is clearer( or more tongue in cheek)? I had nopales rellenos and Husband had calabasitas rellenos. Mine was a cactus paddle split and filled with a slice of panela cheese, breaded and fried. Husbands little pumpkins turned out to be zuchinni, hollowed and filled with panela and covered with a tomato sauce. I think mine had tomato sauce too.
Friday, we ate something
Saturday,I think we ate left overs. I converted the dal into a soup by adding water and made a salad. I had baked some sourdough oatmeal bread and we had that too.
Sunday, I was busy and didn’t cook until after 3 pm. I had other things in mind but by the time I got to the kitchen all I could think about was how hungry I was. I ended up opening a can of chicken breast and making a sopa seca. I combined sopa seca noodles with the can of chicken, a small box of salsa verde, some manchego cheese and about a quarter cup of media crema. It tasted like chicken enchiladas but was faster and not as pretty. I did manage to eat a small portion rather than a huge one.
Monday, we once again ate out, we had left the house around 9am to pick up the car and by the time we finally got on the road again, it was around 2pm so we ate at Platos Rotos. This time I had tortitas de ejote and Husband had calabasitas rellenos again. Tortitas usually means patties, so I was expecting a green bean fritter, but what I got was more like a tortilla española. An omelette made with green beans, onions and cilantro folded into the eggs and covered with a nice tomato sauce. I think that I might make some tomorrow for us.
Tuesday, we had company for lunch, I made another coconut curry but this one had a more pronounced coconut taste, some paranthas (a type of flat bread), lentil dal and all the chutney that I had in the fridge.
Today is wednesday and we ate the left overs from my lunch at Platos rotos combined with the left over chicken sopa seca.
So in conclusion, we are doing well in the no red meat department but not as well as I had hoped in the Indian food.