Last night, I drank a bottle of wine. I was having so much fun and the wine (a malbec) was going down so easily that I didn’t realize just how many glasses I’d been through until much too late.
Which wouldn’t be a problem except I don’t drink that often, and I’m now suffering the dulled mind, pounding heart and slightly bloated after-effects.
Even worse, I’m hungry.
The good news is, last week at the grocery, I managed to find some good potatoes—butter potatoes, no less. And I have the most evil of all the cooking utensils: a microwave. Read the rest of this entry »
A few minutes ago, I pulled the oxtails out of the refrigerator and skimmed over a cup of fat from the top. Youch! I left maybe 3-4 tablespoons of fat, added new bay leaves and 2-3 cups of water, then put everything back on the stove over low heat to cook for the rest of the day.
This is an entirely new approach to oxtails than that of my younger, more carefree (and less waistline concerned) days! Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday at the grocery, I found 3 pounds of oxtails on sale for a little more than $3. I nabbed all of them and am busy simmering them with lots of bay. I’ll keep simmering them for a day or so; every evening, I’ll cool them down and put them in the fridge so I can easily defat the broth, then simmer them some more.
To hold me until they’re done, I have some faux baba ganoush (faux because I’m using an Egyptian hummus as a base instead of making my own), and I’m cooking up a head of cauliflower and 10 garlic cloves in some chicken stock for smashed cauliflower.
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