The savory dishes that I missed were often skipped because of lack of motivation, so it's no surprise that I'm not loving most of these catch-ups.
Last night, I made Ginger-Pickled Cucumbers. I'm not a huge pickle fan, and nothing about this appealed to me. It's so easy to make that I could hardly get away with avoiding it forever. Just salt some chopped up cucumbers to pull the water out of them for a half hour, then mix them up with rice wine vinegar, hot pepper flakes, and ginger. Let them chill for a few hours.
On an unrelated note, I just want to say that one of the reasons I love Around My French Table so much is that I've gotten my picky boy to eat more food from this book than any other single book I've used. I cooked two of my favorites this week, after far too long of a gap--Beef Cheek Daube and the Swiss Chard Pancakes. Charlie gobbled both. High five, Dorie!
|He's eating swiss chard, I tell you. SWISS CHARD!|