Posts Tagged ‘dinner’

New Neighborhood: The Cardinal

Southern BBQ 2 doors from our apartment? DUH. The Cardinal has a great atmosphere. The hip clientele and simple decor of what could be someone’s most prized thrift store finds fits the laid back, trendy mish-mosh of the East Village perfectly. I didn’t mind waiting 15 minutes on a Friday at 8 for a table […]

Happy Thanksgiving! (redux)

Great success! This little ol’ kitchen made it through 24 hours of prep and cooking. Thankful for good food, friends, family, the new apartment and all of you. The Meal: Big Ass Thanksgiving Turkey Legs Vicki’s Sweet Potato Casserole Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing Port Cranberry Sauce  How did your meals turn out?  

Big Ass Thanksgiving Turkey Legs

I was very sad to discover that turkey legs do not fit into the baskets of my deep fryer. NO. Thanksgiving is RUINED! I’ll have to bake these bad boys instead. Ingredients: 2 turkey legs 2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup oil 1 onion 1 large carrot 2 celery ribs 2 cloves garlic Oregano Pepper […]

Vicki’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Guys, this is big. Every year, my mom makes the most amazing sweet potato casserole. I was lucky enough to get a hold of her recipe for our Thanksgiving-for-two menu and it came out GREAT. Thanks Vick! Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/2 stick melted butter 1 teaspoon […]

Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing

When cooking in a small kitchen, it’s important to use your resources and plan ahead. The stuffing will require the most cooking time so I’ll start this first using my crock pot. This is a great alternative to making stuffing in a turkey, which I won’t be able to do since I’m only making 2 […]

Port Cranberry Sauce (To Make Ahead)

Every Thanksgiving needs some cranberry sauce. This year, I’m cooking for Al and I in our new (very tiny) kitchen. 1 oven that doesn’t fit our cooking pans + only 1 pot at the moment means I’ll need to plan strategically. This cranberry sauce will stay for a few weeks in the fridge so make […]

Chicken Curry, Pita Na’an and a last minute yogurt sauce

Craving curry, we adapted a recipe I bookmarked from Cooking for Seven to make a delicious chicken curry. Ingredients: A little more than 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons curry powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons paprika 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon sweetener […]

New Neighborhood: Coyi Cafe

Coyi Cafe is another great spot on our new block. My first Vietnamese sandwich! I can’t stand cilantro, so I was skeptical but found, after my first bite, that the cilantro in this sandwich is not overbearing. I still picked some of it out. I enjoyed my pork Bahn Mi. Al got the special, which […]

New Neighborhood: Cafe Rakka

We finally moved in! On Friday, we were informed that we could move into the apartment we were supposed to move into June 1 on Monday. We spent the weekend packing, scheduling movers and changing over our utilities. The actual move was pretty seamless. While the movers trucked our apartment from 1st Ave to Avenue […]

Midtown Midweek: Reunion Surf Bar

Finding a quick-ish, tasty, reasonably priced dinner in Midtown can be a nightmare. I recently ventured into Réunion Surf Bar after bypassing my late-night go-to during Monopoly season, McDonalds, on 44th and 9th. (A little more Hell’s Kitchen than Midtown but close enough.) The spacious basement is beach themed with surf boards and bamboo by the bar. […]