FRIDAY date night
SATURDAY shrimp corn cakes + jicama slaw
SUNDAY croque monsieur + grated carrot salad
MONDAY shanghai cod with udon noodles + smashed cuke salad
TUESDAY taco salad
WEDNESDAY tomato crostini + steak frites + green beans in escargot butter
for the first time in never, i cooked exclusively from cookbooks or cooking magazines all week! not exactly newsworthy, but i’d noticed a pattern of buying more cookbooks and yet still only cooking from printed-off-the-internet recipes. well done, me!
first up was a meal from the rebar modern food cookbook. if you’re not familiar with the almost vegetarian restaurant rebar, in victoria on vancouver island, i would recommend you become so. we’ve only had the fortune to dine there a handful of times but their food has inspired me to cook a few meals from their menu (almond burgers and wild rice salad are two i’ve made recently). so i was well pleased when my sweet daughter bought me their cookbook as a “just because” gift. these shrimp corn cakes took me forever to make and i must admit i was ridiculously disappointed when we finally sat down to eat. the cakes didn’t stay together super well and i was unsure if i’d even prepared them correctly. that said, when i had a couple the next day for lunch, i was reassured as to how delicious they are and it just got me to thinking how i’d do them only a tad differently next time. these would certainly be perfect fancy dinner party appies. i was serving the shrimp corn cakes as a main dish so roasted some yam wedges to go with, in addition to this very delicious and easy to make vegetable slaw from the same book.
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