I thought I'd join in with Ginny and her Yarn Alongers today, I have been searching my cook books today, trying to plan a dinner party I'm throwing on the weekend. I'm thinking an Asian shared table, so "Balance and Harmony" by the fab Neil Perry and "Bill's Everyday Asian" by Bill Granger, have been getting a good hard look at! I have found quite a few yummy things that might make the final cut, but I have to keep in mind that after a couple of bevvies I often lose interest in the meal I have put so much planning into and only cook half the things I intended. So the more I can do beforehand, the better. The other option is I don't start drinking until I have cooked the meal, not very social of me!
I am going to make
pork and prawn pot stickers,
salt and pepper squid,
crispy prawn toasts,
chicken ginger soup,
black bean braised pork ribs,
yellow Thai barbecued chicken,
fried rice with Chinese barbecued pork,
and Chinese pickled vegetables
Well that's the plan at the moment anyway.
And on the crafty front, I have been crocheting a few more rows on the mixed stitch stripey blanket.
I have been letting this blanket slide recently, but I have seen so many lovely blankets that people have finished on Ravelry, I am feeling guilty I haven't updated the crochet along for a while, so it;s time to do another chunk and get it moving again. I don't think too many people are waiting on my updates, I think most people are just going on their own way and coming up with great results, so I'm glad about that!
What have you been reading lately?