What's For Dinner Wednesday
Last week, I made a pasta dish that's been dubbed Pasta Asiago. It was such a hit, that Chef Jr has asked me to make it three times since we finished the leftovers. If Gameboy is in earshot, he's agreed.
I think this is in part because they love their pasta and since I've been cooking almost every night, there hasn't been as much pasta on the table. Last night, Chef stepped it up by asking for macs and cheese. Then, in a twist that can only happen in our house, we debated the merits of making it with asiago or cheddar. Ultimately,we chose cheddar.
The color did not come from cheese, rather a touch of anatto and some curry powder, which gave really nice flavor.
However, my plan all along was to make a Gyro style meatloaf. I adore greek food and after the success of the pastitsio, decided it was time to learn how to make one of my other greek favorite, Gyros. I found a good recipe-but can't find any ground lamb around here. Instead, I made it with beef and the seasoning is definitely right, but the meat is a little denser. The tsitsiki sauce is perfect. Now I need to make some french fries, because that is my favorite thing to top fried spud with!
Both items were probably the best thing to enjoy while dealing with a sore throat.
Now I've got a week to debate exactly what I'm going to do with some goat cheese I'd bought for Christmas, then promptly forgot I had...