I caught this little guy on a chili plant.... I just don't want to know what he's been munching on, he was so cool looking, I didn't have the heart to remove him, there's room for everyone in my garden. I deadheaded my herbs, a lot of them have gone to flower and I want them to grow. So it was off with their heads! I thought the blooms where so pretty I brought them in to make a bouquet. I put them in the fish vase I painted ages ago at one of those paint your own ceramics places. We just got a new one, but I haven't had a chance to stop in. Probably a good thing... I'm guessing it's not 8 month old friendly.
It was Everything Soup night last night... This weeks consisted of leftover homemade potatoes au gratin (which started as leftover cheese fondue), leftover grilled chicken added to sauteed carrots and red onions, all chopped fine with a couple of bay leaves, cumin, paprika and fennel seed. Just covered with chicken stock and simmered for a while, then I took out most of it and put it through the blender, adding some half and half leftover from making ice cream. Freekin' good, if I do say so myself. Pretty slim on the leftovers this week, so a pretty good concoction. Tonight I attempted a Chicken Kievish dish, with chicken breasts pounded flat, filled with leftover blue cheese butter from steaks a couple weeks ago, rolled, breaded and pan fried. If I had kept pan frying until the chicken was done, I would have burnt it, so I had to pop it into the micro of a quick finish it up, since Little Girl needed to have dinner NOW. She was having a bit of the chicken herself. I shall try again, and change a few things. I think the breasts were too big, and therefore didn't pound well. Is is me, or are chicken breasts just getting bigger and bigger??????? These were supposed to be natural hormone free, so I think they must be breeding them for giants!