Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday 3/22 Dinner Surprise

I am semi-struggling with the menu for the rest of the month. We are eating from our pantry and it is emptying fairly quickly. I am using what I have and was thinking that I was being weird about my menu when in fact, I am serving my family a Middle Eastern feast and I didn't even know it.
No, I am not feeding them camel tongue or anything, I am serving a 9 spice chili over couscous.
The chili was on the available menu and we didn't have cornbread so I thought, "Why not use up that couscous I got 2 months ago in the bulk food aisle at WinCo?", "I can serve the chili over thus making the couscous look a bit more like rice!"
You see we have never had couscous before. Live and Learn!!
Well, after a bit of swagbucks research (Why not earn some points?) I found a basic couscous recipe, then I found out that unintentionally, I am serving my family a different ethnic food than we have ever had before. Yippee!!
Now the test, will they enjoy??Will they complain?
Tune in same bat time, same bat channel and we will find out tomorrow.........

OK, couldn't wait, We Loved It!!!! So, we are 2 for 2 on ethnic eating.
Last night we made pot stickers created from several different LO's that I had - Pork & rice, then added grated carrot, onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and fold, pinch, pleat away to make 60 pot stickers another yummy one coming from my pantry.
Tomorrow IDK yet but I now know we will have couscous again soon and also I want to use the pot sticker wrappers for sweet treats (package recipe says to bake the wrappers in a sprayed muffin tin and create a cup shape to fill as you please Yes, please, with chocolate, please!!

1 comment:

  1. I love couscous, but I don't get to make it much because my hubbie is not a fan of small-sized pasta. The nice thing about couscous is that you can add almost anything to it and create a great meal. My favorite way to prepare couscous is to add steamed broccoli and some lemon juice. Yum!


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