Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter














Happy Easter Everyone!!

Chicken and Fruit Curry




















Another recipe from the "Real Irish Food" cookbook by David Bowers.  Really really good.  I made a few changes.  I didn't use fresh peaches.  Instead I used a 14.5 oz can of peach halves (strained), garlic in a jar instead of fresh and ground ginger as opposed to cutting up fresh. (Are you seeing a pattern here?" :)) I also used a mild curry paste.

And to the person who said to me she didn't think the Irish had any good recipes and that she considered Irish food "at the lower end of the spectrum":  If you are reading this, this recipe is proof to the contrary. It was pretty quick and easy because hey who has time to cook in between getting drunk, picking fights and dancing the jig.

Boston Bruins Ringsend Cowl






















Finished this one during the Red Wings game.  Cheap yarn, feels gross but the colors are right :)  Pattern is called Ringsend.  Freebie on Ravelry.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Whiskey Chicken



















I'm not particularly good at making gravy.  Never have been.  My niece saved my bacon (or my turkey) on Thanksgiving by jumping in and making the gravy. If she hadn't been there, I would have just popped open a jar.  Last night I tried a recipe from the "Real Irish Food" cookbook by David Bowers.  Yep I bought another Irish cookbook.  I cannot get out of Barnes and Noble without buying a cookbook.  The recipe was called "Whiskey Chicken".  The gravy was awesome.  My only complaint is that there wasn't enough of it for the leftovers.  The chicken and the gravy are cooked in a cast iron skillet.  Mine is not cast iron but "cast iron like."  It's a non stick cast iron pan.  I should have bought more than two because I gave one away and I really like them.  The potatoes I just nuked. Would definitely make this one again.  Tonight I'm trying the Chicken and Fruit Curry on page 141.