Tonight on Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 we were craving our ole standby, Chinese takeout. Still quarantining, we decided to let everyone pick what they love and we would work together to make it happen. Lars and Jac got to chopping for the egg rolls while I marinated the chicken and started on the fried rice and sweet and sour sauce. Julian, having had a minor surgery today, was our moral support and taste tester! I must admit that we have perfected this meal. We all decided it was much better than our normal take out place. Plus it was worth the time because we were all together!
Tonight on Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 I decided to try a recipe from a blogger I follow! I made Saag Paneer with fresh Naan! I was really worried that my boys (ages 15 and 13) wouldn’t like it but my youngest went back for seconds! I think next time I will add a little more heat to it but overall I was very pleased with getting a ton of veggies in my kiddos!
Tonight on Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 we made a “copy cat” Chipotle bowl. In true Lars fashion, he amazed it up real nice. Grilled chicken, rice, black beans, avacado, tomatoes 🍅 and a delicious salsa sent from our family in Marin. It was SO much better than any bowl I have had before. Such a great beginning to a much deserved weekend break.
Tonight on Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 we decided on something cold as the weather is starting to heat up. The New York Times today had an article on “copy cat” dishes from popular restaurants and in keeping with our theme this week we decided to make Cold Sesame Chinese Take Out Noodles. Lars took the lead today as I was stuck in meetings but on my break I got to help crush up the peanuts 🥜! The noodles were delicious and had just the right amount of heat. Will make again for sure! Cooped up Cooking
This week on Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 we are going to be making some “copy cat” foods. Tonight, we had a hankering for In and Out Burgers 🍔. Lars made up some fresh buns and I got to working on the insides. Fresh iceberg lettuce 🥬, cold tomato’s 🍅, special sauce, and American cheese (white as we didn’t have yellow) made for a dinner that lasted about 2 minutes. Jac immediately asked, “can I have another”? In true In and Out style, here is the verse to go with the meal; Ecclesiastes 9:7.
On Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 Lars recreated our kids favorite, meatball subs! This one was for the boys. They love Subway’s meatball sandwiches every once in a while. In true fashion, Lars made everything from scratch. Hoagie rolls filled the house with amazing smells all day. He ground up excess pork from ribs he trimmed for tomorrow’s meal and added ground beef. Mozzarella, Parmesan and our favorite Italian marinara sauce made for THE BEST subs ever! Julian said it was the best he’d ever had.
I confess, I love trashy TV! One show that is so bad that it’s good is Vanderpump Rules. Not kids anymore but still a bunch of self absorbed, entitled children. Yup, it is awesome. As such, I decided to make a dish often talked about in the show that is served at Sur; Goat Cheese Balls. Super easy and now I know why people always talk about them!