Tonight, I finished the pre-holiday cooking. It was pretty uneventful, which is good, because I’m hella tired.
Curry Chicken – I sprinkled on cumin, turmeric, coriander, ginger and some canola oil. I couldn’t tell you how long I cooked it for if I tried. I was seriously thisclose to falling asleep when I put it in the oven, did a bunch of things around the house anyway, prepared the upcoming carrot cake and then eventually checked on the chicken and it was done. Maybe 40 minutes on 350? Maybe more? Seriously, who knows?
Carrot Cake – followed this recipe minus the walnuts: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/carrot-cake/64acd01e-14ad-4e03-9fe1-b62b03ff4667. Can’t remember the last time I baked following a recipe exactly. Hope it came out good.
The good news is, with all the cooking, I still fixed a sukkah, ate dinner (for reals!) and watched Fox’s new comedy block minus The Mindy Project. God, I missed New Girl.
Still to cook (but won’t blog because it’ll be sukkot already):
grilled asparagus, peppers, zuchinni, eggplant
corn on the cob
green beans (sauteed with garlic)
pineapple fritters (fried pineapple coated in garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika…you can also bread it if you want but I’ll likely be lazy).
roasted pears (seasoned with tarragon, ginger, and brown sugar; might not do the tarragon this go-round)
roasted carrots (seasoned with salt, pepper, and rosemary)
Grill pans are the greatest invention of all time. If you don’t have one, buy one. Best gift I ever got. Except maybe an M&M dispenser filled with M&Ms in the exact color order I wanted without my knowledge. That was a good gift, too.
Less good gift? The hives that keep appearing on my neck sporadically. Kind of think they’re exhaustion related since I’m not eating. Are exhaustion hives a thing?
No matter. Grill pans, chicken, carrot cake, and half my cooking done means I can rest happy.