Monday, September 28, 2009

Meal No. 35: Chicken with Coronation Sauce

Just before hitting the road for five days of work in Virginia, I made the one-bowl meal of chicken with coronation sauce. It's a pretty tasty endeavor.

[Editor's Note: There is a pretty good stretch of Roediger House meals in the early days of the new kitchen for which there are no pictures and no blog entries. I still wanted them to be recorded, as long as the blog serves that purpose so well, so I made some efforts both in 2011 and in early 2016 to at least post what those meals were on the proper dates.]



"Coronation Sauce for Chicken," from 400 Sauces, by Catherine Atkinson, Christine France, and Maggie Mayhew. Hermes House (2006, 2008), p. 155.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Meal No. 33: Coquilles St. Jacques

For the 33rd meal following completion of the new kitchen addition of the Roediger House, the menu was sort of fancy: Coquilles St. Jacques scallops with sugar snap peas and homemade mashed potatoes. There was also a chocolate fudge pecan pie for dessert.

[Editor's Note: There is a pretty good stretch of Roediger House meals in the early days of the new kitchen for which there are no pictures and no blog entries. I still wanted them to be recorded, as long as the blog serves that purpose so well, so I made some efforts both in 2011 and in early 2016 to at least post what those meals were on the proper dates.]

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Meal No. 32: A Big Birthday Dinner

While there are no pictures to capture the really fantastic over-the-top meal I made for a crew of five of us, it was a great evening that allowed me to celebrate my birthday just the way I wanted to: making a huge dinner and having folks over to partake of it with me.

On the menu: crab cakes with lime chili ailoi, spicy rub grilled beef tenderloin, twice-baked stuffed baked potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and maple whole wheat loaf bread. For dessert, two options: lemon velvet tart or black bottom pecan cheesecake pie.

[Editor's Note: There is a pretty good stretch of Roediger House meals in the early days of the new kitchen for which there are no pictures and no blog entries. I still wanted them to be recorded, as long as the blog serves that purpose so well, so I made some efforts both in 2011 and in early 2016 to at least post what those meals were on the proper dates.]

Friday, September 11, 2009

Meal No. 30: Creamy Basil Chicken

Another meal that was made in the early months of the new kitchen, and for which there is no photographic record, is Creamy Basil Chicken. I had high hopes I could approximate the delicious version of this that I used to enjoy at the now-closed Rathskellar restaurant on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. It was good, but perhaps not quite that good.



"Creamy Basil Chicken," from Lesley's Recipe Archive.