For a pot-luck doggie party, I made a fake chicken pot pie (had to be vegetarian due to at least one vegetarian being there). The Asian restaurants have fake meats you can buy, and I must say the pot pie with fake chicken was better than with real chicken.
Thrice, have attempted tempura and I am still not very good at it. They turn out good enough to want to eat, but bad enough to be ashamed to show other people.
Spaghetti is simple. It’s wonderful with freshly cooked spinach, mushrooms, and grated sharp cheddar cheese. It works well without meat, but I’ve also used sausage or snail meat. [The Mascot says: Snail meat in spaghetti? That’s weird, man.]
This past Sunday, I baked three stuffed quail. It’s the first time I’ve stuffed and baked poultry. [The Mascot says: You finally experienced sticking your finger in an animal’s anus. Congrats!] Quail tastes too similar to chicken to want to buy it again, but it was fine. I’m going to do fried quail today, because I accidentally left the other three quail out overnight. Call it defrosting.
You know how they say you end up becoming like your parents? Growing up, my dad liked sardines, and while I tolerated them as a kid, they always seemed kinda weird. But on Saturday? Bought 4 mini-cans of sardines and have already eaten 3 of them.
Falafel with plain yogurt is wonderful, but plain yogurt occupies a very small section in most supermarkets. If it’s there at all.
Today, I have to use up the bananas that were overripe from not finishing them before Thanksgiving weekend. Banana bread sounds just like the way to go.
Somewhat unusual/exotic foods left to use: red rice, frog legs, more snail meat, chicken feet, octopus, plum wine (this stuff is better than grape wines, I think).