I submitted our entry for the “Chopped” Quarantine Cooking Challenge a local restaurant was hosting. We paid $50 for box of ingredients and an entry.
Pan-fried soft shell crab and shrimp with smashed red skin potatoes, paprika roasted carrots, and a creamy Old Bay corn, tomato, cheese sauce
(using crab, shrimp, baby potatoes, carrot, corn, cheese, cream, butter, onion, and tomato)
Lemon-pepper corn and chicken fritters
(using egg, chicken, onion, corn, cheese, cream)
Watermelon Syllabub with a Sharkberry Kool-Aid sugar rim and fresh kumquat garnish
(using watermelon, wine, cream, Kool-aid, kumquat)
It was fun. The only thing we added was spices, sugar and a small amount of flour. I had never made syllabub before but it was delicious and very easy! I just tossed in a hunk of watermelon, a tiny bit of confectioners sugar, wine and cream and whipped it all together.
I made the main dish and dessert yesterday for lunch then we had the fritters today for lunch. We have a few fritters leftover and some of the cooked wine-marinated chicken.
For dinner I made a corned beef in the slow cooker (pretty much the last thing in the fridge! I bought it in early March, expiration date 5/15), roasted Brussels sprouts and wild rice pilaf. It was supposed to be potatoes but they had gone green and were full of eyes. I think the porch was a little damp this weekend.
Non-food related activities:
Not a ton! I read. We watched some French mystery series on MHz. Each one takes place in a different town in France. One took place in Lille and there were a lot of scenes in places we had visited when we were there.