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Monday, June 28, 2010

Too hot to cook, but did anyway

It is over 100 degrees if you take in the dew point factor. Still, the family needed to eat, so I set to work in front of the stove. We don't have air conditioning on because of the cost.

First I made a chicken teriyaki with chicken thighs that were on sale for .99 cents a pound. Not a great sale, but that was the best they had besides the very yummy steaks for 4.99 a pound, but I resisted. I cook the thighs skin side down with a weight on it to really get a nice brown and to really get rid of most of the fat from the skin. I could just skin them, but the skin adds to the flavor and they brown nicer. Then they simmered in a homemade teriyaki sauce.

I also made collard greens. They were sliced up and simply boiled for twenty minutes then tossed with a bit of butter (also on sale). The collards were from my produce box. With the collards were boiled fingerling potatoes, also from the produce box and also tossed with a bit of butter.

The pictures still suck, but you get the idea. I didn't use anything from a food bank for dinner, but we did for breakfast and lunch. We volunteer tomorrow, but will not take any canned goods because we have plenty of food right now.


2 comments:

  1. Those potatoes reminded me of mine, but I will cube them, boil the entire bag, and then put them in some type of tupperware bowl with about a 1/4 cup (or less) of olive oil, and spices, ie: garlic, Italian seasonings, rosemary, anything like that. It is great with dinner, and freezes well in smaller containers too!

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  2. I threw some dill in it, since that is how I used to have it as a kid. My dad was raised by my Swedish Grandmother and I understand dill is used a lot in their cooking. I like to use olive oil too, but I can't find a tasty virgin olive oil for flavoring. I think that yours sound scrumptious. :)

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