My husband and I are both from the same town in Illinois, so we visited our families there last weekend. We’ve only seen my family once since moving to North Carolina and we haven’t seen my husband’s family at all. We were going to go to Illinois for Christmas, but decided to wait until the spring when the weather would be nicer. Because I knew I wanted to do an epic (YES, EPIC!) trip to IKEA while we were there, we ended up driving. So this post isn’t just what I ate this week–it’s what we did this week too…
We ate lunch at Mitsuwa and shared Japanese fries. Japanese fries are superior to American fries because Japanese fries are flavored with delicious powders. And yes, I know that “flavored powders” basically goes against everything I’m about on this blog. But I’m also about making exceptions once in a while. So there!
And then we got back to North Carolina and felt absolutely sick from all the food we ate in Illinois. It was time for home cooking again. No more green tea pancakes!
Roasted Portabella Mushrooms and Asparagus with Herbed Polenta // This is my version of Everyday Food’s Soft Polenta with Roasted Portobellos and Snap Peas. I added truffle oil to mine and used asparagus instead of peas. This was yet another failure in roasting portabellas–they always turn out so rubbery and watery! (Incidentally, I never know whether to call them portabellas or portobellos. The Mushroom Council calls them portabellas, so I decided to use that spelling, but Martha Stewart, an authority on everything, calls them portobellos. I guess I’ll just have to forego cooking with them until I figure it out.)
I would have another photo of another delicious meal, but I dropped my camera yesterday. The lens broke but I think (hope) that the body is okay, which is a small miracle considering that it fell about 5 feet onto the hardwood floor. My husband managed to put the lens back together, but it doesn’t seem quite right. I am so upset at myself over this.