Our simple lunch is one of my favorites Grilled Tomato, Goat Cheese & Pesto Sandwiches with some extra basil and freshly ground black pepper. No one would wait for me to take a photo of the actual grilled sandwiches (here's the filling), so you'll have to use your imagination or click here to see a whack of different grilled cheese sandwich options. Some clementine oranges and grapes for dessert and every one is purring until dinner.
Dinner was a simple but very multi-cultural affair. One of the reasons I love to visit with my daughter is her collection of cookbooks. Although we cook in a similar style (use books as a jumping off point and adding a bit of this and that to make it our own) she cooks way more Asian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes and her cookbooks reflect that. This time I chose a couple of interesting books. We started with a soup from One-Pot Cooking - Moroccan Carrot Soup with Chermoula (think a cool variation on pesto or chimichurri) which has cilantro (just for Kalyn) instead of basil or parsley plus lots of garlic and lemon juice too.
Next up was a variation of Curried Lamb & Pumpkin Koftas (I made hamburger patties instead of balls on skewers) from The Pumpkin & Squash Cookbook and served with Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary (from my own head instead of rice since my son-in-law is not a big fan).
How's that for making up for not participating in WHB in the last few weeks? This go around there's plenty of basil, some rosemary and cilantro. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.
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