dimanche, juin 10, 2007

Crashing HARD and Sunday dinner

Well, after three consecutive nights of partying, I was TIRED. I slept in like crazy, and then eventually dragged my butt out of bed to do laundry. In between loads of laundry, I also tried to make some advances in the Blogging department.

As evening rolled around, DJ had a bottle of champagne to take care of, and I had leftover ají de gallina, as well as some cauliflower and potatoes to deal with. My mom was coming to town on Wednesday and we were going to spend the rest of the week in Nantes, so I needed to take care of anything that might go bad in my absence. For the cauliflower and potatoes, I cut them up into medium-sized chunks and then prepared them in a sort of curried fashion. I toasted some cumin seeds, brown mustard seeds, and lovage in a pan until they were fragrant, added oil, and then tossed in the cauliflower and potatoes. I gave them some time to brown a bit, and then I added some tumeric, a bit more oil, white wine and stock. I covered the whole thing and let it braise itself until the cauliflower was soft and the potatoes were cooked through. The results were surprisingly tasty, especially in combination with the ají de gallina.

Anyway, once we polished off the bottle of champagne, we also finished off the bottle of white wine, as well as a half-bottle of red wine I had left over from last Thursday. And then, unsurprisingly, we were rather sleepy.

2 commentaires:

LEO a dit…

Luis, I'm packing to move right now and was just remembering your aji de gallina from what I think was your last self-essentialist party before you left last year. I made off with some leftover aji de gallina and it sustained me throughout my move, when I was also REALLY hung over. Ahhhh those were the days.

Oh wait, it'll probably be the same again this year. Ha.

LMGM a dit…

Yay! The next time I make that stuff, I totally expect you to take, like, a gallon of it with you. I always have way, way too much of that stuff left over. I love it and all, but holy crap that's a dish for a whole family of 5.