Favorite dish/meal: The surprising favorite of the month was a chicken with tomatillos and jalepenos that Gerrit and I both LOVED (I’ll share the recipe/my thoughts next week). It was perfect though because I could just eat the chicken while Gerrit could pile on the spicier sauce.
Also, steak with blackberry red wine sauce was a perfect date night at home meal.
Least successful: Oh I had so many failures this month.
I want so badly for this potato encrusted halibut to work. I’ve made it twice now (once a couple of years ago and once a couple of weeks ago). And while the flavors are good, it’s so much of a hassle, the fish is so expensive, and my potatoes never stay on the fish right.
Second failure was some pork chops. At the beginning of the month I made the best pork chops I have ever made. It was just a simple pan sear with a white wine pan sauce, but the meat was cooked perfectly. At the end of the month I tried it again and this time massive fail in cooking the pork chops and I ended up at a concert on Friday night having had a granola bar for dinner.
What we ate the most of: Fish. We ate more fish than usual this month, which is so nice. It’s just getting to be that season. Asian marinated salmon is always a favorite go-to meal for us. I also made some beer battered fish for the first time ever and was so pleasantly surprised.
What we ate in other places: When we went down to Auburn last weekend we had BBQ twice. And for the first time (really, I can hardly believe after growing up going to Auburn and then going to school there it was my first time), I ate at The BBQ House, home of the famous (at least in my family) peanut butter pie.
Also, can I ask you a question? Slowly but surely we’re working on a site redesign. As some of you know, I have another site where I write on a completely different subjects (faith and books and life). I want to combine both of my sites, but am debating about whether I should make them into one blog or keep them separate under an umbrella site. Anyone want to throw a vote out there?