Another week has passed and I've barely had time to swing by my feed reader to check in on every one.
I did click on Simply Recipes and saw the Pear, Ginger, Maple pie that Elise had posted from Vanilla Garlic. Hello, crystallized ginger! Maple syrup! Brown sugar! Oh yes please. The maple syrup is the gorgeous dark amber stuff I get from my guy in Maine who makes it in his back shed. It is so deep and complex in flavor.
I'm more of a crumble girl than a pie girl so I just tipped it all into my baking dish, put the crumble topping on right away and baked it at 350F for 50 mins. The smell is intoxicating.
On the counter right now is my Zojirushi rice maker, which I adore(!), cooking up a batch of Basmati for tonight to go with the Tandoor chicken with Butter sauce and then leftover rice for Monday night to make some stir fry rice to go with Sate Turkey Tenderloins. I'm making the marinade right now. It's a well loved recipe that I have been using for years. I just pulled out some peanut sauce from the freezer. I have no idea if it freezes well or not, but I will report back later to advise, fingers crossed cause I'm really not in the mood to make a batch right now.
We picked up some gorgeous green beans at the Farmer's market so husband requested Gujerati Sem to go with the chicken so here is everything prepped and ready to go.
Tandoor chicken marinating and jar of butter sauce ready to go.
The goal tonight is to be eating dinner by 60 minutes instead of approaching 9:00 at night which has been the situation lately. Oven is currently cranked as high as it can go and the chicken is out of the marinade and ready to hit the heat. I put most of the sauce together earlier with the last of the hot chilies from the garden. We ripped everything out this weekend since the frost killed it all. My tomatillos were literally covered with hundreds of empty lanterns. Another couple of weeks and I would have been awash in them. I at least got a small harvest out of them. I have to get more sunlight to that bed next year. All I need to do now is heat the sauce up and add the butter, add the cooked chicken and serve with some limes and ginger chutney. Mmmmmmm.
Hopefully I'll remember to take a picture of the chicken before it hits the table...Have a great week.