Fran’s cook book project:
Days left to finish the project: 362 days
70 cook books
32 cooking magazines (12 x koken & genieten, 8 x Jamie, 12 x Light koken)
Total number of recipes to cook: 279
Number of recipes I made: 3
I made a salad for lunch. This salad was something I ate a few times during my low carb period and I still use it from time to time because it’s delicious. You use rocket salad, bacon, pine nuts and cherry tomatoes. You make a dressing of extra vergine olive oil, basalmico vinegar and salt and pepper.
For dinner I made a BLT-sandwich and added some avocado.
Dinner was a pasta dish with white asparagus, ham, onion, cherry tomatoes and asparagus sauce. So delicious!
I had white asparagus left because I didn’t use them all on Sunday, I also had some left over sauce and ate it with a grilled steak and baked potatoes.
Let the challenge begin, day 1 of Fran’s cook book project.
I started with a recipe I’ve used a lot before but we both love it: Spaghetti alla carbonara. Simple, definitely not that healthy, but very tasty.
Ingredients: Spaghetti, bacon, Parmezan cheese, cream, egg and garlic.
And since it was my birthday: the birthday cake
Day 2 and a new recipe from a cook book from Jamie Oliver, Jamie’s Ministry of Food. Sweet and Sour pork.
Ingredients: basmati rice, pork, red onion, yellow pepper, garlic, ginger, pineapple, soy sauce, Chinese five-spices powder, coriander.
I found the recipe on the internet too, you can find it here
I made Sloppy Joe Burgers for dinner from a cook book by a Dutch cook. At the moment he has his own TV channel with only cooking programs. I like to watch this every now and then. I don’t think I have to explain what a Sloppy Joe Burger is because, if I’m correct, it’s a well known recipe in the USA.
We have another long weekend. Today is my regular day off. It’s Whitsun which means Monday is a public holiday. It’s not that hot anymore but temperatures that I like more with lots of sunshine. Going to be outside a lot this weekend.
Tomorrow evening we have a work party of R’s work with a BBQ. The rest of the weekend I don’t have anything planned yet.
And I want to give a big shout out to my friend Syl. She’s running her first marathon next Sunday.
Syl, you’re ready, you can do this and you will do this. Enjoy the run. You’ll be in my thoughts.