What's for Dinner #306 - The Friday the 13th- Full Moon Edition! [through June 17, 2014]
Tonight is a rare occurrence: Friday the 13th with a full moon. The next time there is one will be somewhere around 2046!
So celebrate something rare, and enjoy your dinners!
It's still so hot and humid here so we're going with cucumber, goat cheese and walnut sandwiches on rustic bread tonight.
AND Mercury is in retrograde, AND the sun just had some huge solar flares - so the conflux of all four could be Arrrrmahhhgeddon!!!! ;-)
Tonight will be a Frankenmonster biso chicken breast that I'll roast in the oven. Not sure of the rub I'll use - I'll see what I'm in the mood for when I get home.
I also have some Yukon Gold potatoes that are sprouting eyes, so they'll be de-eyed and cut up and tossed with a combo of paprika, salt and pepper and roasted alongside the chicken.
The last of the asparagus will be either steamed or roasted with a garlic-lemon sauce - a combination of olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper whisked together and drizzled over the asparagus.
There will be wine. Of that I am sure.
Surprisingly good. I found some Rx ear drops from the last time this happened and used them this morning (and will try and find 5 minutes to tip my head sideways this afternoon to do so at work) and I think it's helping. I can actually touch/tug on my ear without any pain right now - and right now (2pm) is when it would start to get really painful, so......
And I promise to all of the Internet Moms out there - if it gets bad again, I'll go to the local Care Center near my house over the weekend. Thank you all for caring. :-)
Chicken - used an Herbs de Provence rub. And it is good.
Taters - pillowy soft inside, crispy-crunchy outside. And they are also good.
Asparagus with Garlic-Lemon Sauce - it is good as well.
The wine? I cracked open a bottle of the "Oops! I misread the expensive price!" bottles I got at Wegmans a few months back. And it is SUPERB.
And it is Friday. And that is best.
I made seared salmon, sauce poulette, roasted potatoes and zucchini.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well the sauce pared with the meal. Had a Californian Chard to go with the meal.
I've been babying a triple strength chicken stock that is as thick as jello. Hopefully I'll have time to get around to making some consomme.
That's always the "Fork in the Road" issue for me with skin on salmon fillets.
I really really really love the crispy skin, but a good pan sauce is soooooo enticing.
I;m happy to "de-skin" and eat on teh side the crispy skin after pan frying, but it can get a bit fussy and make a messy plate.
Aesthetics vs. desired taste vs. ease of producing the final product.
Qutie the canundrum in my world. Thankfully-not a regular one. LOLZ.
Still super humid here too....but rainy and just miserable.....so last night I was feeling a meatball sammich....melted mozzarella on top....