Recent Cooking Adventures
I can make egg drop soup! I never realized how easy it was to drizzle beaten egg into boiling soup. Add that knowledge to my purchase of a kilo of tofu from a random tiny shop (a whole kilo for only $2!) and egg drop soup becomes a reality. I fixed it with Sesame Noodles and we split a half-fermented mandarin orange for dessert. Not too shabby.
The second adventure was making fried zucchini. I declared fried zucchini delectable when I encountered a stray spear in a pile of fried pickles (not delectable) at a place called MG’s in Sherman. Robin and I had a 45-minute speed date at MG’s this summer so we could enjoy a whole order. Ellie Jo hung out with Granna and had no idea what she was missing. Last week I attempted to make some myself. I ended up with a spicy batter, but they were still incredibly good. Ah, I want some right now.
The most recent adventure was making chicken stock last weekend. Theo bought a “Rwandese chicken” at the local market and had it killed and everything. I boiled it in a huge pot of water with veggies and herbs. The stock tastes great and that ol’ stringy chicken yielded enough meat for Cajun chicken pasta, enchiladas and an upcoming curry.