We are here, we are now Mainerds! We are such Mainerds that we can wait until the weekend to have Lobsters!
The move was as good as a move could be, no pulled muscles, tears, minimal yelling, no puking cats, nothing of consequence was broken or lost…we did however destroy our couch and throw out all our garbage cans in a fit of pique, so we have some serious shopping to do.
I will say that my Brother is an amazing human being , an excellent travelling companion, and even though he wants me to mountain bike & kayak and made me watch cartoons, I so appreciated his help and actually I really appreciate him.
The electric stove is taking some getting used to, so far have set the fire alarm off twice, but we’re back on track with Menu planning, budgeting is going to be another thing, without Fresh Direct I have to be m0re careful, but it’ll work itself out.
Sunday Night – Dinner w Sister in Law & BF
Cheese Plate : Humbolt Fog & Smoked Gouda – Sage crostini, almonds, fig jam, dried nectarines
London Broil with Anchovy/Preserved Lemon Butter over Radicchio & Arugula Salad
Truffled Creamed Corn
Fruit + Remaining cheese + Trail Mix leftover from the Drive
Baked 4 dozen COOKIES for Husbands first day at work: Chocolate Chip & Jamoca Almond Chip- (recipe below)
Pico De Gallo + Guacamole w Sesame Blues
Pan-seared Chicken for Soft Tacos- Marinated garlic, cilantro, gochuchang, vinegar
Zucchini, Onions & Red Pepper
Black Beans- green chilies, splash of Megan’s homemade pickle juice, onion, garlic
Turkey Meatballs Braised in Red Wine & Tomato
Spaghetti w Kale Raab, Garlic & Hot Peppers
Grilled Miso Chicken
Soba Noodle Salad
Grilled Lamb Chops
Carrots w Harissa & Honey
First Day Chocolate Chip Cookies –
1/4 Cup Ground Oatmeal
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Cups flour
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter- Softened
2/3 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup (packed) Dark Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Miso
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
(For Jamoca Almond add 1 Cup Chopped Roasted Almonds + 1 Tablespoon Finely Ground Coffee)
Mix together, Flour, Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Salt & Baking Powder- Set aside
Cream together Butter, Sugars, Vanilla & Miso (+ Coffee if using)
Mix together until fluffy & light
Reduce Speed and add Dry Ingredients Slowly
When All is Incorporated- remove bowl from Mixer & Fold in Chocolate Chips
Mix in 1 Tablespoon very very HOT water
Spoon or scoop on to Parchment covered Cookies Sheets bake in batches 12-13 minutes until golden brown, they will puff up and then fall, these are chewy cookies.