Made brownies yesterday. Fussy recipe, but they honestly came out as delicious as I’ve ever imagined a brownie, so I can’t complain.
Couldn’t find our 8″ square pan, so made one batch in the scone pan (use plenty of Baker’s Joy, because brownies tend to stick), and one batch (with cherries) in a pie plate. Both delicious, though I think we could’ve added some foil to protect the edge of the cherry one and baked it just a little longer; the cherries put off enough moisture that the center is a little goopy.
Yummy goop, though.
Me: Sweetie, are you going to be up for a while?
Jed: Another hour or two.
Me: Can you dice five onions and slice five shallots so I have them ready to cook with in the morning?
Reader, if you suspect that a common thread in my partners is their willingness to chop masses of onions for me, you would not be wrong.
– realizes it’s enough to feed twice as many people as we’re actually expecting; maybe three times
– shrugs and continues merrily on (la la la la la la la)
(leftovers for days…)
– chips and guac and salsas
– ginger sambol & Sri Lankan tomato jam
– Chicago popcorn (Anand loves it)
– various lemonades, interesting sodas, cocktails, sangria, beer & cider, rosé wine…
We’re having a small graduation shindig for the kids tomorrow. Can I tell you how exciting it was to pull out all the summery serveware? I may have a little bit of an entertaining problem.
There aren’t actually that many people coming; we’re keeping the numbers small per COVID and easing back into it all. But I admit that I’m tempted to fill up all these dishes anyway.
Costco, here I come.
Whoa, that’s exciting. Just swung by Twitter, and saw that Boston Public Library has picked A Feast of Serendib for their #AAPIHeritageMonth pick of the day!
— Boston Public Library (@BPLBoston) May 29, 2021
Not technically lentils! But if you refer to them all as pulses (lentils, beans, peas…) you’ll be correct.
Want to know more? “Dal is often translated as “lentils” but actually refers to a split version of a number of lentils, peas, chickpeas (chana), kidney beans and so on. If a pulse is split into half, it is a dal. For example, split mung beans are mung dal.”
The more you know!