Tofu with Snap Peas and Mushrooms and Pretty Much My Mother-in-Law's Corn Chowder were both unanimously approved.
Greek Tuna Pasta Salad and the Tomato Tart also worked out pretty well, and I'll post those later this week.
And then...there was...paint. When I posted the mystery item to FB and Twitter, guesses ranged from:
Carrot ginger soup
Campbell's tomato soup
Braised essence of tangerine goop
and my favorite, from my cousin (of course) paint!
It was supposed to be a citrus glaze for chicken, but nothing was even remotely workable--taste, smell, color. It got scrapped and I made a stir-fry style Sweet and Sour Chicken instead.
Simple Tomato Spaghetti Sauce. It was a very hard Monday, so I needed something simple and sustaining.
Fish Jun with kochojang dipping sauce. So much quicker and lighter than the traditional meat jun. Will also try to post this one too.
Chicken Marsala, an old favorite.
Baked kabocha, stuffed with with Homemade Pork Sausage, cubed asiago cheese bread (from Safeway) and onions, an experiment from my boss. He made this for Thanksgiving and I've been meaning to try it.
Mom's Miso Soup with green onions and egg dropped in. Plus rice and kim chee. Again, simple sustenance for a long week.
This particularly difficult and hectic Monday that has given me pause to be extremely grateful for my ohana. Appreciate every minute with yours.