I think that's the politically correct term for our situation. So my main goal right now has to be finding a place to live. I'll be back to proper blogging just as soon as I find a kitchen to call my own.
I'm staying with my sister and my husband is staying with his brother. We're trying to spread out the inconvenience factor evenly among family members, but it is weird to be separated from each other after living cheek by jowl in the car and motel rooms for so many days. My sister's is a busy household with two teenage boys. I just try to stay out of their way and cause as little disruption as possible.
Yesterday I visited Gelson's Market. Gelson's is definitely one of the perks of getting back to LA. It's a fancy, and expensive, foodie wonderland.
I'm still on a salad kick. Micro arugula and strawberry tomatoes are a couple of things I haven't seen before. I also picked up marinated feta cheese. I actually grabbed two different brands intending to buy the less expensive one at the checkout counter, but I forgot and bought both. They were both expensive! I hate it when I do that.
One of my nephews is a budding chef. He made croutons from leftover sourdough bread.
He sautes them in olive oil, salt and pepper until they're golden, then he toasts them on a baking sheet in the oven until they're crispy. The boys like them plain, sprinkled with some Parmesan cheese, but I'm inspired to make a spiced up version.
The longer I'm away from my own kitchen the longer the inspiration list gets. I've got sticky notes and scraps of paper all over the place. How easy would it be to make the $$$ marinated cheese. I'm saving the jar to remind me.
Sue/the view from great island