I’ve been trying some new things this week.
Monday: Fajita quesadillas, a rip-off of something I like at a local restaurant. I sauteed up some shrimp (for me) and chicken (for DC) in some latin rub seasoning, as well as a red bell pepper and an enormous onion, also with some of the latin seasoning. I stuck the aforementioned into big tortillas with Mexican blend cheese (I think it was Monterrey Jack, asadero, and queso quesadilla), folded, and toasted them up. I served them with salsa and sour cream. Denny probably wanted guacamole, but his dream came false.
Tuesday: Chicken Caesar salads, the chicken seasoned with cajun seasoning. The salad was pretty pedestrian except for the croutons. I cubed up some “Italian peasant batard” (so Hy-Vee calls it) with butter, garlic powder, and salt, and crisped them up in the oven. I thought I made way too much, yet somehow they all disappeared.
Wednesday: Ribeye steaks with an exciting new broccoli treatment. I was thinking about my old-favorite oven-roasted broccoli, but it’s warm today and I didn’t want to heat the oven up to 425F. I found this pan-roasted broccoli, and it was really good, maybe even better. I did change it a little–I couldn’t deal with that much butter, so I used about half the recommended amount plus a little glug of olive oil
The rest of the week is TBD. I imagine there will be a scrounge night and a going-out night in there somewhere.