MMMM....... I am still thinking about dinner last night. When I talked to Superboy about what he wanted for his birthday dinner, he said he wanted to make butter chicken and naan bread. I had to ask if he would let me help him! My boy loves to cook, and this has really increased his 'foods he will eat' repetoire. So in the afternoon we made up the naan bread dough, he learned to clarify butter and made his first yeast bread.
While the dough was rising and the rice was soaking, he and I went for coffee and waited for Dad's carpool to drop him off at the Second Cup. We got home just in time for Superboy to roll out the bread and throw it in the oven.
We had no chicken, so I made coconut curried shrimp. The sauce was so very yummy, the whole house smelled amazing. I am a throw a bunch of stuff together and see what happens kind of cook. So I sauteed some onions, a bit of garlic and ginger in butter, added 2c. of coconut cream, curry, five spice powder, a broken cinnamon stick and the shrimp to simmer.
I have to say that it was one of the best meals I have made in months. I don't even like shrimp. And Superboy's naan bread was delicious. Even my pickiest eater asked if we could have the same meal again tonight. For dessert we had my family's traditional black forest cake, yum-MY!
I am so hungry all of a sudden, time to scrounge up some breakfast. Too bad there aren't any leftovers...