The boy and I leave for China tomorrow for 9 days (!), so there hasn’t been a ton of cooking these past few days. No sense in wasting leftovers, right?

Of course, none of this means that I haven’t still been looking at recipes daily. It’s like gastronomic porn. I’m addicted. Mark Bittman listed his top 25 recipes yesterday, and I’ve already been picking out things to cook when we get back.

Full List: http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/the-minimalist-chooses-25-of-his-favorites/

Recipes that caught my eye:

  • Spaghetti with fried eggs
  • Stir-fried chicken with ketchup
  • Stir-fried lamb with chili, cumin and garlic
  • Pernil
  • South Indian eggplant curry (in the microwave!)
  • Mexican chocolate tofu pudding (poor dairy free diet)

A lot of these are super simple, and we can keep most of these ingredients on hand, which would remove the “no one knows what for dinner and we don’t want to go to the store” issue we have sometimes.

One other recipe I definitely want to make is http://tiny.cc/agtni, a Chinese Chicken with soy and ginger. It’s a one pot dish, with rice and everything, that mainly cooks in the oven and looks amazing.

Now at least I have something to look forward to when we get back…

 

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