a month of meals: april 2013


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{More: January 2013 : February 2013 : March 2013}

Favorite dish/meal: The surprising favorite of the month was a chicken with tomatillos and jalepenos that Gerrit and I both LOVED (I’ll share the recipe/my thoughts next week).  It was perfect though because I could just eat the chicken while Gerrit could pile on the spicier sauce.

Also, steak with blackberry red wine sauce was a perfect date night at home meal.

Least successful: Oh I had so many failures this month.

I want so badly for this potato encrusted halibut to work.  I’ve made it twice now (once a couple of years ago and once a couple of weeks ago).  And while the flavors are good, it’s so much of a hassle, the fish is so expensive, and my potatoes never stay on the fish right.

Second failure was some pork chops.  At the beginning of the month I made the best pork chops I have ever made.  It was just a simple pan sear with a white wine pan sauce, but the meat was cooked perfectly.  At the end of the month I tried it again and this time massive fail in cooking the pork chops and I ended up at a concert on Friday night having had a granola bar for dinner.

What we ate the most of: Fish.  We ate more fish than usual this month, which is so nice.  It’s just getting to be that season.  Asian marinated salmon is always a favorite go-to meal for us.  I also made some beer battered fish for the first time ever and was so pleasantly surprised.

The grill is going strong too–burgers, chicken, flank steak.

What we ate in other places:  When we went down to Auburn last weekend we had BBQ twice.  And for the first time (really, I can hardly believe after growing up going to Auburn and then going to school there it was my first time), I ate at The BBQ House, home of the famous (at least in my family) peanut butter pie.

Also, can I ask you a question?  Slowly but surely we’re working on a site redesign.  As some of you know, I have another site where I write on a completely different subjects (faith and books and life).  I want to combine both of my sites, but am debating about whether I should make them into one blog or keep them separate under an umbrella site.  Anyone want to throw a vote out there?

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3 Replies to “a month of meals: april 2013”

  1. I’m always happy to read a bit of everything – I love the glimpse that I get into your life already with this site and reading your other posts is always informative too.

  2. You know what? I’m a bit of a food obsessive so I’m going to say I love the separate food blog, but I’m sure you’ll come up with an awesome solution either way!

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