December 3, 2009

Bon Appétit!

It's stocktake time at Euro Res, but there are no amazing sales or bargains to be had (unless you want to rifle through a Carrefour bag of odds and ends, I'll accept donations). Sure, I'd rather sell it than store it, but this stocktake is more of the culinary nature.

I have 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 11 dinners left in my little house. I have to get through:
  • 3 kinds of pasta
  • half a box of couscous
  • 4 sachets of rice
  • ravioli in a tin
  • paella in a tin
  • haricots blanc in a tin
  • peaches in a tin (I was worried about a nuclear holocaust, obviously)
  • puréed tomatoes
  • popcorn
  • 4 mini jams
  • crackers
  • 20-odd tea bags
  • 1 litre of olive oil
  • 1/2 box muesli
  • 2.5 jars of pesto
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 onions
  • 1 leek
  • a lemon
So I'm thinking - crackers with onion and jam for breakfast tomorrow, and maybe a solid carb pasta/rice/couscous salad with a cup of tea for dinner? Ravioli is a dessert, isn't it? Oh wait, that's tiramisu.

Hmmm. Let's go back to that divine restaurant in Malta... house-made tagliatelle scented with truffle and rosemary, served with Xewkija mushrooms and parmesan cheese.... Pan roasted tenderloin of locally-reared pork with char-grilled sweet and sour pumpkin, rosemary, thyme and pumpkin seed gravy infused with local honey... hot soufflé with Grand Marnier...

Or the time we went to La Poterne in Caen with Katie's parents... Tarte d’andouille de vire et de livarot moulin de carel... Magret de canard, foie gras et pommes confites... crème brûlée...

There's always the Vegemite in a tube if I, you know, get hungry.

Any ideas?

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