Anyway, I would like to post some of the things I made from the library books which I borrowed.
First book is a cookbook for Chinese food.
It seems like he is a famous chef but I didn't know him but the food in the book looked great so I decided to borrow this book.
The dishes I made from this book was "Cashew Chicken" and "Braised cabbage and garlic". (I am not sure if the name of dish is correct. I returned the book already and I don't remember exactly how it was names but it was something like this)
Cashew chicken is something I see often at Chinese restaurant or take out places. I have eaten it before but I never thought about making it at home. I had Cashew at home so I tried this dish.
It tasted great and my husband liked it also. The only thing was that I didn't measure the ingredients for the sauce when I was making it so it came out saltier than it should be....
The other dish I made from this book was "braised cabbage and garlic"
I love savoy cabbage and this dish was great. I used homemade chicken stock so it was even better! Since cashew chicken was bit too salty, this cabbage dish balanced out the meal.
The next book I borrowed was this one.
I think many people know him since he is on TV quite often. I found a easy minestrone recipe in this book so I tried it.
This was wonderful and easy. I used my homemade chicken stock for this soup also and it tasted awesome. I love my homemade chicken stock. If you are interested in making your chicken stock at home. Please click here and check out how I make my chicken stock.
The last dish is from a Japanese cook book or magazine or something. (I don't quite remember where I found this recipe). This is "Chicken and Cucumber stir fry". I never cooked cucumber before and when I saw this recipe, I wanted to give it a try since I always eat cucumber as salad.
I liked this dish because cucumber has different texture when it is cooked and it is light dish which I don't feel guilty eating but it taste really good.
Cooking cucumber was new idea for me and I like trying new recipes to expand my horizon. I think it is quite popular to cook cucumber in China. I think this is a great way to incorporate cucumber in your meal other than salad.
Well, I hope everyone enjoying your days. I guess school is out for many kids and it is time to have fun! I love summer!!!