Monday, May 23, 2005

Adventures in Wifeliness

Given that I am newly married, and that TJ teases me about not being very "wifely", and our recent resolution to eat at home more so that we can use our new kitchen gadgets, save money, and not get fat, I embarked on a cooking frenzy this weekend. And it was fun. I used The Gourmet Cookbook that Kristine bought for me as a wedding gift. It rocks!

The 4 or 5 recipes I chose were easy to make and didn't require crazy ingredients I couldn't find. I made blueberry muffins with fresh blueberries (so yummy), a carrot-ginger salad dressing just like they serve in Japanese restaurants, macerated strawberries in a champagne-sugar syrup to serve over waffles made in our new waffle iron, turkey chipotle chili with a tomatillo base, and pseudo-tandoori chicken. The chicken is marinating right now so I haven't tried it yet. Everything came out pretty well. I ran out of cumin so the tandoori chicken may be a little bit off.

My new favorite ingredient: canned chipotle chilis in adobo sauce. Yum! Apparently once you open the can, you can keep the rest in the fridge almost indefinitely if you transfer it to a new container.

Quite a successful cooking weekend, and now we have food for at least the next few days. My challenge will be convincing TJ to put aside "The Sandwich" and try the chili and the chicken. Wish me luck!


  1. There's also lots of great recipe blogs out there. Check out:
    Congrats again on your marriage!

  2. Fixing meals at our house has gone from dreaded chore when we were first married, to what is now, our greatest source of entertainment. Good luck!

  3. hey, thanks for the comment in my blog. I havent been checking my blog for quite a while... i gave up the blog as i wasnt able to get people to talk about the love songs. But then one shouldn't give up on some thing that brigs us a smile. so iam gonna get back to the blog. may be you can say whats your favourite love song? i can post it in the blog...?


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