Well, tonight I made a variation of a recipe from the Cold Weather cookbook-it was Strip Steaks with bacon and tomato butter. I used a grill pan, and made these fantastic little steaks wrapped in bacon, and made a garlicky butter from a bottle of doctored bruscetta mix from Trader Joes and put that on top. Baked potatoes and salad-the best meal by far of 2009. What has been your favorite so far? (Cooking for New Year's doesn't count...)
Living in New England, we eat a lot of soup in the winter. I make a hearty chicken soup from stock, then sautee whatever veggies I have on hand (I always include some yukon gold potatoes) in olive oil, garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme, fresh black pepper, salt, then add them to my soup base. I either grill (indoor cuisinart panini/grill) or sautee a chicken breast, cut it into chunks, then add to soup. Oh yes, I always include some pasta in the soup, some small interesting shape. A nice slice of bread or ficelle with our favorite bread spread (we're not a butter home) and we're in supper heaven. Your favorite January meal sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!!
I made a very simple chicken piccata dinner this past weekend that really hit the spot. Sometimes something nice and lemony is just what you need on a cold and wet January night here in NY.
I used Sara Moulton's recipe from the Food Network site. We served it with rice and steamed broccoli.
Roast chicken on Monday night. After all the excesses of the holidays it was nice to sit down with something simple and delicious.
I tried pearl barley for the first time today and made a barley risotto with eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil and a some spices. It was simple yet so delicious I couldn't get enought of it so that's got to be my favourite for the first week of 2009.