We made a version of this recipe. Plus chick peas and some red pepper flake, extra garlic and ginger. To be honest, the night didn't start well.
That's a broken Wustoff knife handle, in case you were wondering.
Nothing happened when I added a pinch of saffron to my rice.
Yup, still brown rice. Booooorrrrrring....
Lookd like curry, smells like curry, tastes like something decidedly less delicious than curry.
Matthew was clearly not impressed. It's also important to note that we didn't even eat at the table. Lame.
Rowdypants however, in true Rowdy fashion, still wants a taste of whatever we have. Unfortunately, it's too tomatoey and too spicy for LBD, he had dog food instead. Also lame, says Rowdy.
Another interesting thing that Matt and I have noticed since not eating out is probably obvious, but for whatever reason, surprised me. We've been running out of things. There is more room in our cabinets, there are more empty shelves in our fridge. We usually keep a pretty hefty running stock in our pantry and in our fridge, and now, in addition to using all the things we buy, we're using up what's we have and what's been in the cabinet for awhile. In addition to fresh ingredients like produce and proteins, we've been having to add pantry staples to our shopping lists. I can't remember the last time I used up the very last bit of coriander in jar. That happened this week! Instead of throwing leftovers away (pretty regularly, which used to happen) we pack them as lunches or use them as fill in dinners. I'm suddenly aware of how wasteful we were (and are, still, in some ways) and how lucky we are to have a full pantry and fridge. Even when there is "nothing to eat" at our house, we still have plenty, and that is something we should be thankful for.