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A week full of food 
Jul. 6, 2009 12:57 pm 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2009 10:24 am
This is a HUGE week for Oliver and I. I close on the house on Wednesday (Ahhhhh!!) I'll post pictures soon. On Thursday at 5am we fly to Southern Indiana to visit my parents. My "little" brother, Max, is in a band called The Broderick and they recently won a concert sponsored by Jansport. The prize is that they get to open for Widespread Panic at the Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. http://www.forecastlefest.com/ The band has been on tour for the past three weeks across the Midwest. They are certainly getting their first taste of how hard it is to be in a band. Nevertheless, I am very excited about seeing them on a great big stage on Saturday.

After my short visit Oliver is giong to stay in Indiana for a week so all the jumble of relatives can visit with him. Max and his girlfriend will then bring him back here to Austin since Max has a few shows here. It's going to be crazy busy. The band will be staying in my new house so you can guarantee that I will put them to work on the remodel!

So, the moral of this story is that I have a fridge full of food and I'm about to go on vacation and then move. I spent Friday and Saturday cooking up a storm in an effort to use veggies and meat in the fridge.

Dish 1)
 I peeled and diced butternut squash with vindaloo seasoning, chopped garlic and jalapeno, salt and pepper. I roasted that in the oven at 450 for about 30 minutes. I then mixed that with rice.

Dish 2)
I had some leftover cooked spaghetti in the fridge so I gave Oliver a couple noodles to munch on while he watched me twitter around the kitchen. In a saucepan I mixed peanut butter, 2 garlic cloves, chicken broth, rice vinegar, and pepper. When it reached a nice smooth consistency I tossed the spaghetti in.

Dish 3)
Rotini rainbow noodles, squash, cucumber, tomatos, cauliflower, corn, peas, and jalapeno. I mixed that with a dressing of tarragon, rosaemary, thyme, pepper, EVOO, and cidar vinegar. Topped it off with freshly grated sharp cheddar.

Dish 3)
Roasted cauliflower and potatoes tossed with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

It was a busy afternoon! As you can see I don't follow recipes and I don't measure. I looked at about 10 peanut sauce recipes and then just made something up. I did the same for the roasted squash. Although, I mostly just wanted to check time and temp on those.

Happy belated 4th to all!
Jul. 6, 2009 7:39 pm
Hey k861084, Do you have an idea when your "little" brother's band will be on stage? I live across the river from Louisville and would love to come out and support him.
Jul. 7, 2009 10:22 am
That would be wonderful!! They are playing on Saturday the 11th on the East stage at 3:00pm and then they are doing a few songs before the Widespread Panic show at 9pm and Midnight. I'm sooo excited!
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