This is the first post in a new feature of my blog called "What we ate", which will be an occassional post all about what I cooked for dinner (or sometimes, what Tyson cooked for dinner). I know, how narcissistic can I be, thinking you all want to read about what I made for dinner. For the record, I don't really think you want to read about that, but I want to write about it, and it's my blog, and that's that.
Spiced Ground Beef Kebabs - Seasoned with a blend of the following ground spices: garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, coriander, cinnamon, allspice, pepper, and salt. I know, it sounds like a lot, but it's a good taste (for those who like flavor). I usually make these into regular patties, but I decided to shape the ground meat onto skewers for a more authentic Middle Eastern look. Turns out ground meat kebabs also look like a certain character from South Park, as Tyson told me.
Grilled Zucchini - Just your normal thing with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Toasted Greek Pitas - A little butter and then brown them in a pan. Mine got kind of dried out while I had them on "keep warm" in the toaster oven as I prepared the rest of dinner.
Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce - I didn't have the amount of cucumber or the amount of time to make a really good sauce, but it was good enough for me. (Of course, I adore both plain yogurt and cucumbers, so I'm not hard to please.)
Couscous with golden raisins, pinenuts, and zante currants - This would have been great, but when salting the water just before adding the couscous, I got distracted by Sawyer and added way too much salt. I sort of momentarily thought I was using the salt shaker and not pouring from the salt box. So it turned out way too salty, so I tried to compensate by adding honey, but it was still too salty. I had used the last of the couscous, so I couldn't make another batch to mix in and temper it. Boo. We ate it anyway. I compensated by under-seasoning the zucchini, so they could be eaten together.
Milk - Nothing makes me feel like I have eaten enough except milk.
In conclusion, this was a typical dinner night at my house: solid ideas, mediocre execution.
Oh yeah, Sawyer had pasta noodles for the first time for part of his dinner today. Little cut up pieces of rigatoni.
To show a likeness of what dinner looked like, I googled and grabbed this photo from someone else's blog. Apologies and credit go to Kirsten of http://www.homecookkirsten.blogspot.com/ . Looks like she has some yummy recipes and a nice list of food links I will now be making my way through.