Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Eats

On Saturday evening we made pork vindaloo (curry dish) which we served with basmati rice and naan bread.  I wish I would have written down the measurements, because it was really good! 


The pork was marinated in a mixture of red chilies, curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, malt vinegar, garlic, ginger, and peppercorns.  It was then cooked with some of the marinade, as well as a bit of water, and some more curry powder.  Arrowroot powder and cold water was used as a thickener.  At the last minute we tossed in some spinach for colour.

 

I wanted to make naan bread, but realized too late that it would take 2 hours for the dough to rise, so store-bought naan it was.  After spreading a bit of butter on it, I put it in the oven for 3 minutes @ 400.


Last night I made lasagna (with spinach noodles).  We enjoyed it with garlic bread and Caesar salad.  

 


 
 
 

My favourite part of crème brûlée is the "brûléed" part.  This makes me think I should get some of the wider, shallower dishes, so that I can enjoy more of the crispy goodness.

Do you like crème brûlée?  Have you ever made it?  What did you cook this weekend?


11 comments:

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

You are such a rockstar in the kitchen! Everything looks awesome!

I did lots of cooking this weekend also, love cooking, and I've missed it so much!!

therunwithin said...

i have never had creme brulee before but man it looks good!

Kacy said...

I don't ever crave creme brulee, but I like it when I eat it. Your dinners looks amazing!

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Can you believe I've never used curry or eaten it? I need to do that soon...

Love creme brulee!

Why am I here??? said...

Holy snap...you should just open up a restaurant out of your house...

Nice work Jolene!

Allysia said...

Naan bread does take some planning to make (like most bread) but homemade is so worth it one day when you've got the time! Haven't had a classic lasagna meal in way too long - usually I'm spoiled with lasagna because my mom makes this vegan version that has become a staple over the years. And nope, never made creme brulee, though I know it's possible to make vegan-style! Just not something I've been super interested in.

DessertForTwo said...

Awwww so glad you enjoyed my pumpkin creme brulee. Yes, you need shallow ramekins---crunch in every bite! :)

Anne Marie said...

I've never made creme brulee, but I love eating it, that's for sure!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That all looks delicious! I did not cook much this weekend as I was gone, but I did make mashed potatoes on Friday night when I got home from my biz trip as I needed carbs and wanted comfort food... mashed potatoes to the rescue!!

I LOVE creme brulee. It is my favorite dessert by far. I asked for ramekins for Christmas last year but have yet to try to make it. I need to get a torch as i love the crispy part best, too!

Kelly said...

I've never tried any kind of brulee... Looks pretty interesting though! ;)

Adelle said...

I have still not tried creme brulee...I really need to remedy this soon.