This Friday I (Rob) will be making the take-out meal and I predict it will be delicious:
Beef with Garam Masala.
Garam Masala is a traditional Indian spice mixture often used with beef and lamb. It's not at all similar to the curry powder most people are familiar with. It's made with cardamom, coriander, black pepper, cloves, cumin, cinnamon, mace (similar to nutmeg), and bay leaves. This is augmented with fresh ginger and garlic. The resulting sauce is rich and dark and only a tiny bit spicy (hot). It will be served with jasmine rice, raita (a cucumber-yoghurt condiment), and nan which is similar to pita bread.
The price is $8.99 and I recommend reservations.
Take Out Dinners are available warm on Friday night from
5-7 pm and through the weekend while supplies last.
Reservations accepted in person or by phone. Call 492-3326.
Friday's takeout meal is bratwurst on a homemade bun and there is a vegetarian option having something to do with Portobello mushrooms, but I never got the full scoop so you'll have to call to find out.
For this weekend I have made up both beef burritos and black bean burritos. There is chilled cucumber soup, Chinese chicken salad, potato salad and hummus in the cooler. I'll be making French bread, as usual, along with the usual scones and muffins. Plenty of cookies on hand and I'll be making more as we need them. Coconut macaroons on Sunday, and I have improved the recipe so they are more moist.
This weeks take-out meal is pozole which is a pork and hominy stew in a rich, savory red chile sauce. It is served with crema fresca (creme fraiche) and comes with a raised flour tortilla and cole slaw made with cabbage from Alchemy Gardens.