July 31st, 2005

Domestic Goddess

Shabbos in Review

Friday night, we were joined by psujedi, caryabend, beckyfeld, osewalrus, Stevie & Daniel, and Shimon. beaniekins and pocketnaomi were hoping to make it, but neither was able to. I served:
  • Gefilte Fish Fritters
  • Garlic Tofu Dip
  • BBQ brisket
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Rice
  • Cranberry Apple Mold
  • Dilled cucumbers
  • Marinated Tomatoes
  • Spinach & Craisin Salad
  • Potato Kugel
  • Fruit for dessert
It was all quite tasty. Tasty enough that I even ate food other than just tomatoes and cucumbers (which is what I usually eat on Shabbos). I failed to have any salad, chicken, kugel, fish or garlic dip, but I had a taste of everything else. I used the blech this week, which I rarely do, but I find it hard to figure out the right balance to keep food warm on Friday night without drying it out, overcooking it, or not getting it warm enough if I just use the oven. Since our "electric blech" (warming tray) isn't functional right now (it needs a new cord, because the plug cracked and I don't like electrical fires in my kitchen), I've been struggling with the oven. But I decided brisket was special enough to warrant the inconvenience of the 're stovetop blech. It worked really well (as it always does when I drag it out), so now I've got to remember to replace the cord for the electric one, which is way less trouble to deal with.

I've decided I'd really like to get the recipes that I use regularly onto a website. But I'm also lazy. And I want it done right. But I'd like to be able to link to them. And maybe to my menu combinations also. What things work well with what and that sort of thing. I'd probably be better off making a database or something. But for some reason I've got it stuck in my head that I want them on a webpage. I'm a freak. I need to figure out exactly what I want/need so that I can put it to the LJ braintrust to help me figure out how to do it.