This results were definitely a mixed bag. I've already posted Beer Bread, by far the week's winner. This will be a regular from now on and the bread maker is looking neglected and a little worried.
Next was getting to a practical Pad Thai without using a telephone and a credit card. I went through 3 cookbooks, the back of a few boxes at the market, and a few standby cooking sites to cobble something together. About half of the recipes included few tablespoons of tamarind paste, but definitely not enough to justify buying an entire jar of the stuff. My goal was to not to use tamarind paste but still taste "like takeout".
I used a combination of catsup, black bean sauce, fish sauce, white pepper, ginger, lime juice, Sriracha sauce and fish sauce. What I ended up with was not bad, but definitely not takeout. Bean sprouts, lime juice, green onions and fish sauce are definitely in. The rest needs some research.
I also have to give a big assist to the Facebook Feeding My Ohana for their moral support and suggestions for Pad Thai. I shall have to try this again, especially since I've got half a package of rice noodles.
Eat Well. Be Well.