Monday, January 26, 2015

Yummy Food

I didn't post over the weekend because our house was battling various illnesses and I was just too tired. My daughter stayed home from school (lingering effects of concussion) but she pulled off an amazing two course dinner: Tomato Orzo soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons (Ina Garten recipe), and Panko Crusted Chicken Piccata.

My part in this creation was as sous chef - I chopped onions, sliced cheese, salted & peppered the chicken, and gave suggestions on cutting down the fat (substituting heavy cream; cutting butter with olive oil, etc) and she did everything else. It was delicious, as good as anything you'd find in a restaurant (and a lot better than the usual fare I make).

The orzo was served separately because we weren't sure we were going to like it in the soup, but it turned out great.


  1. Yay! You're back. :)

    Wow! Your daughter can cook for me any day! My boys don't have much interest though hubby is the chef in our house. But, maybe when they have to cook, they'll rise to the occasion. It is a great skill to have.

    I'm drooling now and it's all your fault!

    1. I'm so happy she is interested and picking up cooking techniques and recipes that will serve her well in the future.